'True Story' Author Choung to Speak at PBA in January

Christian speaker and author James Choung will speak to Palm Beach Atlantic University students in January.

Christian speaker and author James Choung will speak to Palm Beach Atlantic University students in January. Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) is a private, Christ-centered college in West Palm Beach, Fla., USA.His book, “True Story: A Christianity Worth Believing In,” is being used in small groups across campus. He will speak on that book’s follow-up volume, “Real Life: A Christianity Worth Living Out,” at 7 p.m. Jan. 21-22 in the DeSantis Family Chapel and also during the 11 a.m. chapel hour on Jan. 22-23. The talks are free and open to the public.

“James Choung’s teachings already are having a profound effect on PBA students. We are honored to welcome a Christian thinker of his caliber to our campus,” said University President William M. B. Fleming, Jr. “His upcoming visit not only elevates the dialogue currently taking place across the campus community, but it also aligns with the University’s strategic theme of spiritual vitality.”

“James Choung's work in the area of discipleship is groundbreaking,” Campus Pastor Dr. Bernie Cueto said. “His practical presentation is filled with wisdom and biblical insights. Taking components that tend to be treated separately (i.e., evangelism, discipleship, spiritual formation, mission and service), James weaves them under one brilliant tapestry thereby establishing what Christians need: a culture of discipleship.”

Choung has been involved in campus ministries for more than 18 years, empowering rising generations of Kingdom world-changers. He currently serves as InterVarsity’s national director of evangelism, and also leads a house church called the Vineyard Underground.

He has taught at Bethel Seminary San Diego on leadership development and evangelism. He frequently speaks at campuses, churches and conferences, and his work has been featured in many publications, including Christianity Today and Leadership Journal.

Choung wrote his D.Min. dissertation on postmodern leadership development at Fuller Theological Seminary, receiving his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and studying management science and marketing at MIT. He previously has served on the pastoral staff of a Boston-area urban church plant and of a megachurch in Seoul. He has also led worship at national conferences, and has been on boards for higher education and an overseas business startup.