Invitation to the UN CERFHigh-Level ConferenceFor the First Time for a Church

Church of God General PastorKim Joo-cheol’s Speech

General Pastor Kim Joo-cheol made a speech at the UN Headquarters in New York, U.S., on December 13, 2016, as the Church of God was invited to the High-Level Conference on the Central Emergency Response Fund [CERF]. It was the first time for a church to be invited. The reason the Church was invited to the conference where the representatives of member states, entities of the UN, observers, and more were present, is that the UN Messiah Orchestra charity concert to help highly appreciated its sincere volunteer services.

Visit to the UN CERF

Relief Funds forHaitian Earthquake Victims

To help the victims in Haiti hit by a devastating earthquake in 2010, the Church of God held the Messiah Orchestra charity concert which was attended by an audience of more than 8,000. In June of the same year, General Pastor Kim Joo-cheol delivered a donation of 100,000 USD to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund [CERF]. The UN asked for a face-to face meeting and proposed a partnership.

Earthquake relief in Nepal& MOU

When Nepal suffered a great loss caused by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake in 2015, the Church of God members were all united to make relief efforts. Signing an MOU with the Nepalese Ministry of Education to rebuild the schools damaged by earthquakes, we carried out the Mother’s School Project and restored two local school buildings.

General Pastor Kim Joo-cheol visited Nepal in November, 2016, and participated in completion and donation ceremony of Shree Bhawani Lower Secondary School in Kavre (photo). We supported the hopeful future of Nepal and helped the students dream big by supplying new classrooms and clean school supplies like desks, chairs, and blackboards.

MOU to rebuild schools damaged by earthquakes with

the Nepalese Ministry of Education

Director General of Department of Education in Bhaktapur

You’re trying to help Nepalese children with passion and efforts. I’m truly grateful. Today, on behalf of the Nepalese Government and the Ministry of Education, I sign an MOU to build schools. The Government of Nepal gives thanks to you sincerely.

MOU to protect the environment with

Kathmandu City, Nepal

Mayor of Kathmandu

You’ve made a good proposal to become one under the slogan, ‘Green Kathmandu.’ You will inspire students in Kathmandu, who are the future of Nepal, to work on volunteer services for the better future.

IA to protect the environment with

Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal

Professor at Tribhuvan University Department of Environmental Sciences

We will be able to do good things in the future when we work on how to solve the environmental problems of Nepal together by using the knowledge of both Korea and Nepal. I would like to thank college students from Korea.

MOUs for UN’s Sustainable Development Goals with

  • Municipality of Santo Andre, Brazil2017-07-18
  • City of Raipur, India2017-08-02
  • District of Guaianases, Sao Paulo, Brazil2017-07-27
  • Mongolian National Blood Donor Centre2017-07-24
  • St. Joseph’s College in Bangalore, India2017-08-01
  • City of Tshwane, Rep. of South Africa2017-07-27
  • City of Bangalore, India2017-11-16
  • District of Khan-Uul, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia2017-07-24
  • Mongolian University of Life Sciences2017-07-24
  • Kalinga University in Raipur, India2017-08-02

We being cognisant of the said group’s outstanding voluntary work in the community,
and being desirous of showing Our Royal Favour do hereby confer upon it.

Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen’s Award forVoluntary Service

Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire [MBE]

It is the most prestigious award for a group in the U.K. that lays stress on honor. It is also acknowledged in 53 member states of the Commonwealth that were previously under the rule of the British Empire which was called “the empire on which the sun never sets,” where 2.2 billion people reside.

Groups must have been benefiting local communities with a minimum of three years of continued volunteer services. Through thorough and rigorous assessment for several years, and after the Queen’s formal approval, the award is given to groups that receive support and respect from residents.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service recipients are made the Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire [MBE].

The President’s Volunteer Service Award


U.S. President’sVolunteer Service Award

The most prestigious volunteer serviceaward in the U.S.

Lifetime Achievement Award(highest honor for an individual) & Gold Award(highest honor for a group, five times)

The President’s Volunteer Service Award

Presidential Awards fromThree Korean Governments

Presidential Group Citation (2015. 5.)
Medal of Merit (2004. 8.)
Presidential Citation (2003. 2.)

The Church of God has received more than 2,300 awards from the governments and organizations in the U.K., the U.S., Canada, Peru, the Philippines, New Zealand, and so on around the world.

Worldwide Awards List


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