Eugene Cho is the founder and Lead Pastor of Quest Church – an urban, multi-cultural and multi-generational church in Seattle, Washington – as well as founder and Executive Director of the Q Café, an innovative non-profit community café and music venue.
He is also the founder and visionary of One Day’s Wages(ODW)– “a grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty.”
The vision 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 partnerships, especially with smaller organizations in developing regions. Since its launch in October 2009, ODW has raised over $2 million dollars for projects to empower those living in extreme global poverty. ODW has been featured in the New York Times (twice), The Seattle Times, NPR and numerous other media outlets. For his entrepreneurial work and spirit, Eugene was recently honored as one of 50 Everyday American Heroes.
Eugene’s first book, Overrated: Are we More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World, Than Actually Changing the World? is available everywhere everywhere books are sold.
Eugene and Minhee have been married for seventeen years and have three children. Together they live in Seattle, Washington. More of Eugene’s story can be found on his blog; he is also on Facebook and Twitter.
See Eugene elsewhere:
• Eugene’s Website
• Eugene on Twitter
• Eugene on Facebook
• One Day’s Wages
• Quest Church
Eugene Cho :: What can a normal person do about justice?
“Discipleship is not simply an event, but it’s a journey,” says Eugene Cho, Author, Founder of One Day’s Wages, and Pastor of Quest Church in Seattle. Justice is a lifelong pursuit, involving constant study, prayer, and reflection. “Be faithful to the opportunities, challenges, and convictions that the Holy Spirit places upon your heart.”
Eugene Cho :: What are the greatest challenges in combatting poverty?
“One of our problems is the lack of will,” says Eugene Cho, Author, Founder of One Day’s Wages, and Pastor of Quest Church in Seattle. There may be many challenges and issues regarding poverty, but the one that we have the most control over is our own hearts. “We have to break this myth that we don’t have enough.”
Eugene Cho :: Why did you write your book Overrated?
“[Overrated is] a word of encouragement for people to ask thoughtful, prayerful, critical questions,” says Eugene Cho, Author, Founder of One Day’s Wages, and Pastor of Quest Church in Seattle. We are all rejoicing that the conversation about justice has been so elevated in the church, but we must learn to do justice in a strategic, thoughtful, educated way. “Sometimes good ideas and good intent aren’t good enough.”
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Eugene Cho :: What is One Day’s Wages?
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