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Rev. Eugene Cho

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Rev. Eugene Cho is President/CEO of Bread for the World, a Christian advocacy organization urging U.S. decision makers to do all they can to pursue a world without hunger. Bread’s mission is to educate and equip people to advocate for policies and programs that can help end hunger in the U.S. and around the world.

Eugene preaches and speaks about Bread’s mission to end hunger, justice, and leadership at the intersection of faith and public life. By weaving together scripture, personal stories, and accessible hunger data, he encourages pastors, leaders, missionaries, and justice workers from churches and nonprofits throughout the world in the pursuit of God’s kingdom here on earth.

Prior to becoming President/CEO of Bread for the World, Eugene pastored local church for nearly thirty years. He is also founder and visionary of One Day’s Wages (ODW)—a grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty. The vision of ODW is to create a collaborative movement that promotes awareness, invites simple giving (one day’s wages), and supports sustainable relief through partnerships, especially with small organizations in developing regions.

Eugene has been married to Minhee J. Cho for over 25 years, and they have three adult children. Eugene enjoys fishing, basketball, and table tennis.


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Thou Shalt Not Be a Jerk: A Christian’s Guide to Engaging Politics
Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World?
No Longer Strangers: Transforming Evangelism with Immigrant Communities

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