I have known, and coached, Pastor Samuel Choi for a number of years. He is a gifted church planter and excellent communicator who does everything with Jesus-anointed passion as he seeks to share the Gospel, make disciples, and plant churches. Samuel is teachable, humble and always eager to learn and grow to be his best for the kingdom. I wholeheartedly endorse Samuel Choi and Center Church as worthy of your prayers and financial support.


Dave Kraft
Author of Leaders Who Last and Mistakes Leaders Make

Pastor Samuel Choi has been a huge blessing to me in only the two years that I’ve know him. He has coached, counseled, and taught me as the lead Pastor of Mars Hill Federal Way. I don’t know any other pastor, personally, that demonstrates Jesus’ humility more than he does. His relationship with his wife, kids, and the church are something I’ve always admired.

Without reservations, I endorse Pastor Samuel and Center Church as worthy of your prayers and financial support.

AC Galeon
Former Student Director at Mars Hill Church Tacoma

With a clear call from God to go into vocational ministry, I began attending Mars Hill Church Federal Way in September of 2009 under Pastor Samuel’s leadership.

Pastor Samuel quickly identified and confirmed my calling and spent the next 1 1/2 years developing me as as a leader until an opportunity opened up for me to work at another Mars Hill Church.

During those 1 1/2 years with Samuel, I really learned what a leader’s heart for the church of Jesus Christ should look like, and was given opportunities(with direction and oversight from Samuel) to serve and lead the church in various capacities. Gradually, over the course of our time together, Samuel helped bring me to a place of maturity in the areas of head, heart, and hands that was fitting to serve the church in a vocational manner.

By God’s grace, this past week, I committed to working for the A29 Church Planting Network as Matt Chandler’s Executive Assistant. As I reflect back over the past couple years that have brought me to this point, I am extremely thankful for Pastor Samuel’s investment, love, and care that has helped equip me with the heart and gifting to serve churches all over the world.

Rick Hawkins
A29 Network staff