church of the beloved

Church of the Beloved is a ministry that seeks to proclaim the love of Christ, and the gospel of grace to those who do not know God or are far away from God. Our vision is to see the gospel transform people into Spirit-filled disciples, who know that they are the BELOVED of God, through Christ alone. We share the same name, vision and core values, as our sending church in Chicago, IL. They are an SBC church plant that began in early 2012. Together, we seek to become a church planting network of gospel-centered ministries, committed to proclaiming and living out the gospel in our local and global community.

We are planting in Renton, WA. Our city is the 4th fastest growing city in Washington, and “one of the 100 fastest growing municipalities in the country.” It is also one of the most diverse (ethnically and socio-economically) cities in our state, with a strong growth among young families. We have a heart to reach and serve this city and these families with the love of Jesus Christ.

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Church of the beloved leadership

Daniel and Lydia Son

Lead Pastor


Daniel and Lydia celebrated 10 years of marriage in September, 2013. They have two beautiful and active boys, Micah and Caleb. They always look forward to their “family days,” where they get to simply hang out and enjoy each other as a family. Daniel and Lydia are true partners in their marriage, family life and ministry. They have the same Myers-Briggs personality traits, and complement each other’s gifts sets well in ministry and in life. They are thankful and excited to be called into church planting and to partner with Seattle Church Planting.