Our History

Worthy Life Baptist Church, formerly known as Berkland Baptist Church (BBC) – Washington, DC, held its inaugural worship service on April 21, 2002. On August 24, 2008, we began the Baltimore Chapel service near The Johns Hopkins University. BBC was founded by Pastor Paul Kim and his wife Rebekah JDSN in 1981 with the vision to live out His Greatest Commandments — to love God and love one another, and to join in His Great Commission — to make disciples of all nations. “Worthy Life” reflects the rich spiritual heritage that has been handed down to us through BBC these past 30 years and our commitment to continue that vision.

We are a community of faith made up of young Asian-Americans and are led by Pastor Peter Lee and his wife Eunice SMN. We meet for worship service, Bible studies, and hold many special events. Our mission is to raise up a people who, by embodying the truths of the Bible, can be living evidence that God is real and relevant to each of our lives. Together, we strive to be the kind of church described in the New Testament with applicable teaching, heart-felt worship, honest friendships, fervent prayer, and compassionate care for those in need.