Eugene is the founder and lead pastor of Quest Church—an urban, multicultural, and multigenerational church in Seattle—and also the founder and executive director of Q Café—an innovative, nonprofit community cafe and music venue. Eugene and his wife Minhee are also the founders of One Day’s Wages (ODW)—”a new movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty.”

The strategy of ODW is to create a collaborative movement by integrating human relationships, social media/technology, and the power of story. ODW promotes awareness, invites simple giving (one day’s wages), and supports sustainable relief through partnership—especially with smaller organizations in developing regions. Since it launched in October 2009, ODW has been featured in the The New York Times (twice), The Seattle Times, NPR, Mashable, and numerous other media outlets.

Eugene and Minhee have been married for more than 15 years and live with their three children in Seattle.

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Diversity is the New Normal

by Eugene Cho 06-04-2010

One of my readers sent me a video a couple months ago because, well, I somehow mysteriously got on this video.

'What the Arizona?': Silence is not an Option in the Immigration Debate

by Eugene Cho 05-20-2010

I know that there are many of you that are engaging, debating, learning, and wrestling with the issue known to most as immigration reform or known to others as, "What the Arizona?" And these debates and discussion will continue with more and more incidents like

Inspired by Haitians Rebuilding Haiti

by Eugene Cho 03-15-2010

First of all, I have several pictures below I'd love to share with you from my recent trip to Haiti. It's surreal to me that a week ago, I was in Haiti -- hosted by the good folks at World Concern. The primary reason was to assess the work they've done and grasp a glimpse of the strategy ahead -- for them and other organizations.

Two Words for Glenn Beck, Five Thoughts for the Church

by Eugene Cho 03-11-2010

By now, most of you have heard the brouhaha regarding what Glenn Beck said on his radio and TV show recently:

Maybe It's Not Supposed to Feel Right

by Eugene Cho 03-09-2010
I wanted to share a bit with my blog community about the ongoing tension of balance, priorities, schedules, focus, goals, etc.

Six Principles for How to Handle Critics

by Eugene Cho 02-25-2010
Some of my readers have too much time on their hands.

Don't Give Anything Up for Lent -- Give Yourself

by Eugene Cho 02-19-2010
Are you giving something up for Lent? What and why?

'I don't live for the Jesus who eats red meat, drinks beer, and beats on other men.'

by Eugene Cho 02-03-2010

Several weeks ago, I had an extensive phone interview with a reporter from The New York Times about the growing popularity of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in the wide and nebulous net of "evangelical churches." The reporter had come across one of my previous blog entries

'Who Cares?' -- A Visual Guide to Americans' Charitable Giving

by Eugene Cho 01-21-2010

This is a fascinating graph and analysis of "giving" from Mint. If you haven't seen it, take a few moments to study. Would love to read your thoughts and observations.

Religion and Women: The Oldest Injustice

by Eugene Cho 01-15-2010
Nicolas Kristof had a recent article in The New York Times titled, "Religion and Women," t

Which Message Are You Listening to?

by Eugene Cho 12-28-2009
Have you seen the two videos below produced by Dove?

'Stand up for Christmas'?!

by Eugene Cho 12-17-2009
Here's a post from one of my favorite blogs titled, 'Stand Up for Christmas?'.

Equality in the Beautiful Image of God -- and the Ugliness of Violence Against Women

by Eugene Cho 11-30-2009
In every culture and in every part of the world, this injustice is present. What is the oldest injustice in the world?

Thoughts on Zondervan's and Authors' Statements After Pulling of Deadly Viper Products

by Eugene Cho 11-20-2009

As many of you know, several Asian-American leaders and I have been in dialogue with both the authors of

Sarah Palin, Newsweek Cover, and Sexism

by Eugene Cho 11-18-2009

Sarah Palin is all over the news -- just like she wants. And before you criticize her, she and her team have a strategy and they're implementing it well to ensure that her persona is before the American public until the next Presidential election. Like her or not, get used to seeing and hearing much about Palin.

Continuing an Honest Conversation on Race

by Eugene Cho 11-05-2009
I want to follow up on yesterday's post which I believe has broken the record for the longest title in history:

Three General Thoughts on Deadly Vipers, Mike Foster, Jud Wilhite, Soong-Chan Rah, Chuck Norris, Joyluck Club, Angry Asian Man, Wanna-Be Ninjas and Everyone Else

by Eugene Cho 11-04-2009
I don't know if I have the energy or bandwidth to write this but it's important so here goes

Why I Choose to Be at Times, 'an Angry Asian Man'

by Eugene Cho 10-26-2009

We often speak of 'loving our neighbors,' but it's really hard when we don't even know our neighbors. I see this to be a growing problem -- not just in the Church but our larger society. Why is it so hard to meet and grow with our neighbors?

One Day's Wages

by Eugene Cho 10-21-2009

We are excited to announce the launch of One Day's Wages -- an international grassroots movement dedicated to ending extreme global poverty. We are certainly not the first and thankfully, not the last.

Nobel, Obama, Bono, and 'Rebranding America'

by Eugene Cho 10-19-2009

Like many folks a couple weeks ago, I was stunned that Obama had won the Nobel Peace Prize. In fact, I thought it was some sort of joke but alas, it was legit. But I did manage to get couple tweets in there including this one: