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Choi, Young Il

Youngil Choi, Dr.Ph., received B.Th. in Theology from Sahmyook University in 1991 and M.Th. in 1994. He then studied M.Ph. (Master of Public Health, 2006) in Health Ministry at AIIAS (Advanced International Institute of Advanced Studies) and Dr.Ph. (Doctor of Public Health, 2008) in Preventive Health Care at AUP (Adventist University of Philippines).

 

His service in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church began at ECKC (East Centeral Korean Conference) as a local pastor (1994-2004) and he served at Seoul Sahmyook Medical Center as a Head Chaplain and Director of lifestyle Disease Research Center (2008-2010).

 

In 2013 he joined NSD (Northern Asia-Pacific Division) as an Assistant Director of PMM (Pioneer Mission Movement) and NKM (North Korea Mission). At the NSD quinquennial session on November, 2015, he has been appointed as a Director of Health Ministry of NSD.

 

Pastor Choi and his wife, Eunjung Kang (Angela), have two sons: Haneul Choi is now studying Architecture Course at Hongik University and Juan Choi is a student of High School.

Health Ministries

Adventist Health Ministries mission is to encourage and enable Adventist church leaders and members not only to experience a healthful abundant life but also to share the divine principles for whole person health with individuals in their communities and the world in need. Our goal is that each church in Northern Asia-Pacific Division may become a center for health and healing in which people may come to learn evidence-based health information, and find restoration for damaged bodies, minds, or souls.

Adventist Health Ministries seek to fulfill its role by providing resource support, leadership training, organizational development, representation, mentoring, event planning and professional support to Adventist churches and members. In addition, we seek to work in an integrative way with other Adventist Ministries and Adventist Health Institutions, as well to collaborate and partner with faith-based organizations and other institutions in our efforts.

It is God’s desire that each of us has an abundant life (John 10:10), and that means abundance of physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual wellbeing. These areas of our lives are all interconnected and cannot be neglected if we want to experience whole person health. Our God has lovingly given us divine principles to follow in order to achieve optimal health, and we are called to receive many of those benefits of living with these principles. We believe our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit and we must care for it intelligently so we can fully experience God’s presence and discern His will in our lives.

By adopting the most healthful lifestyle with adequate exercise, rest, and healthy diet, by abstaining from things that harm our mind and body, by nurturing healthy interpersonal relationships, by maintaining positive outlook and hopeful attitude, and by seeking to know God deeply and trusting in His guidance of our lives, we can begin to experience an abundant life today while also making a positive impact in the lives of those around us.

Dept. Web address

:http://www.health20-20.org/
Telephone : 031)910-1519 | FAX : 031)919-4412 | E-mail :paulas@nsdadventist.org
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