Michael Oh is of Korean descent, born America. Michael received his BA, MS, and PhD degrees at the University of Pennsylvania. He also completed an MDiv at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School as well as an MA in Regional Studies, East Asia, at Harvard University.

Since 2004, Michael, his wife Pearl, and their five children have been serving as missionaries in Nagoya, Japan. In January 2004, Michael founded a ministry called Christ Bible Institute (CBI), which includes Christ Bible Seminary, the Heart & Soul Cafe, and a church-planting ministry. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for CBI.

Michael’s first involvement with the Lausanne Movement was at the 2004 Forum for World Evangelization. Then in 2006 Michael served on the Younger Leaders Planning Team for the 2006 Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering, where he also gave the keynote address. In 2007 he joined the Lausanne Board of Directors as its youngest member. He has served as Executive Director/CEO since March 2013.






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