About Us

Cardiff International Church (CIC) is a Bible-based evangelical church with a number of international students, visiting scholars and families from many nations.


Pastor GJ Song came over from S. Korea to the UK to pursue postgraduate studies with the plan to teach at university afterwards. When he was about to start his PhD course, a number of N. Korean asylum seekers came to him for help which led to CIC being planted in 2008.

The Lord brought S. Koreans (Ps GJ Song & his family) and N. Koreans to Cardiff to be reunited in launching CIC for His purpose in His way and time. (Photo: Opening Service 13/07/2008)

“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21Open Link in New Window


We have been called by God to be a channel of His love and blessings to all nations (Genesis 12:1-3Open Link in New Window). The Lord has taught us about His ownership and leadership of CIC and has proven to be absolutely faithful to us in every way on our journey.

We humbly learn from and support one another in unity as one Family in the love of God. We strive to be more like Jesus and also to be a healthy and balanced church (e.g. Christ-centred, Word-based, Spirit-filled & led and Missional).

On our journey we continue to write Acts 29Open Link in New Window to fulfill the Great Commission (Mt 28:18-20) by hoisting the sail with the wind of the Holy Spirit (e.g. Acts 16Open Link in New Window: 6-10), also closely working with evangelical networks locally and globally for shared mission.

(Photos: Ps GJ Song’s Induction Service in 2009)