EARLY ASIAN DISCIPLES
1891: Chinese mission starts in Portland, OR
1907: Chinese Christian Institute in San Francisco established
1908: Japanese Christian Institute in Los Angeles established.
1933: Filipino Christian Church founded.
1942: Japanese Christians sent to internment camps.
1948: Returnees of former Japanese Christian Church found West Adams Christian Church
TOWARDS A CORPORATE IDENTITY
1978: First consultation of Asian Disciples is held in Indianapolis and names itself the Fellowship of Asian American Disciples
1979: Second consultation of Asian Disciples held. The name is changed to American Asian Disciples (AAD). At the General Assembly, the American Asian Disciples is officially recognized.
1980: First AAD Convocation held in Indianapolis. David Kagiwada is elected as the first convener.
1992: The General Assembly resolves the create directorship for Asian Ministry in DHM. The Rev. Dr. Geunhee Yu is appointed as DHM associate in charge of the American Asian Ministries:
1996: AAD becomes the North American Pacific/Asian Disciples (NAPAD).
2001: Patricia (Cisa) Payuyo is elected First Vice-Moderator of the General Assembly.
2005: Carolyn Ho is elected First Vice-Moderator of the General Assembly.
2011: Rev. Dr. Geunhee Yu retired. NAPAD’s Board of Directors nominated Rev. Jinsuk Chun as the next Executive Pastor.
2012: The 17th NAPAD Convocation elected Rev. Jinsuk Chun as the Executive Pastor.
2015: Rev. Jinsuk Chun resigns from his position as Executive Pastor.
2016: Rev. Geunhee Yu appointed Short Term Interim Executive Pastor to serve from January 2016 to June 2016
2016: The 19th NAPAD Convocation elected Rev. Chung Seong Kim as Interim Executive Pastor.
2018: The 20th NAPAD convocation elected Rev. Chung Seong Kim as Executive Pastor.