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Main Conference: Saddleback Church, CA
June 2-3, 2017

Public Service (no registration): June 2, 7-9 pm
Saddleback Church, Anaheim

컨퍼런스 장소: Saddleback Church, CA
6월2일 – 6월3일, 2017

등록없이 참여할수 있는 일반예배 : 6월 2일,
저녁 7시-9시, 쌔들백교회 애나하임 캠퍼스

Saddleback Church

International Christian Concern is partnering with Saddleback Church to put on this year’s The Bridge. Please join us on June 2 & 3, 2017 in greater Los Angeles, where we are gathering the Church, government officials, nonprofits and concerned citizens to focus on breaking the chains of the persecuted in North Korea. There will be a public service requiring no registration on Friday evening, June 2, from 7-9 pm at Saddleback Church, Anaheim.

The Bridge Conference is free with a $35 refundable deposit.

Additionally, on May 24 ICC will host a Policy Day on Capitol Hill where we will discuss the major human rights challenges facing the people of North Korea and possible solutions. Hear from members of Congress, policy experts, activists and those with first-hand experience with the issues. Remarks begin at 9:00 AM and the event will conclude by 1:00 PM. RSVP required.

The Bridge

2017: North Korea

The Bridge is an annual conference for the persecuted church where the Church, Government Leaders, NGOs, and Ministries unite to break the chains of the persecuted.

This year we will focus on the prison state of North Korea (DPRK). The incredible increase in high-level DPRK defectors, along with the massive stream of news from the outside world flowing into North Korea, represent cracks in the foundation of the prison state. We are calling on the Church to unite and to believe that the seemingly impossible is near, if not now.

Imagine what the Church could do if it tore down the denominational, ideological, and societal fences that separate us. Imagine if the Church, leaders of the US government, and the leaders of ministries come together in unity against the persecutors with prayer and with action. The Word tells us that the Lord commands a blessing where there is unity.

In unity, we shall do what none of us could do separately.

We will learn from DPRK experts, defectors, US government officials, ministry leaders, and each other. We will show you how you can personally and practically be part of bringing the Gospel into North Korea and touching its prisoners. Together, we will tear down the gates of hell and break the chains to set the prisoners free.


2017: 북한

The Bridge는 교회, 정부 지도자, NGOs 및 선교단체 등이 현재 전 세계에서 박해받고 있는 하나님의 교회를 돕기위해 매년 열리는 모임입니다. 올해는 북한문제를 특히 중점적으로 다룰 예정입니다.

지금 북한은 계속적으로 늘어나는 탈북행렬로 인해 그 근본뿌리마저 흔들리고 있는 지경입니다. 저희는 지금이야말로 때가 왔다는 것을 교회가 깨달아야 한다고 생각합니다. 혹 지금 당장이 아니라면 그 날을 앞당기기 위해서라도 우리 모두가 힘을 모아야 한다고 생각합니다.

만약교파나정치적인이념이나사회적인장벽이없다면과연교회가어떤일을할수있을지상상해보세요.만약교회나미국정부의지도자들이그리고선교단체의지도자들이합심하여기도하고힘을모은다면과연어떤일이일어날까요? 하나님의말씀은우리가하나가될때축복하겠노라고말씀하십니다.

화합하면 우리는 개별로 떨어져서는 할수없는 일들을 이룰수있읍니다.

우리는 북한문제 전문가, 탈북자들, 미국정부 지도자들, 사역담당자들, 그리고 서로로부터 배울겁니다. 저희는 여러분들이 어떻게 개인적으로 그리고 실용적으로 북한으로 복음을 가져가고 그곳의 수감자들을 감화하는 사역의 일부가 될수있는지 보여드릴겁니다.   함께 우리는 지옥문을 부수고 수갑을 깨뜨려서 포로들을 자유롭게 할것입니다.

2017 Speakers

Rick Warren

Leading evangelical pastor and author best known for “The Purpose Driven Life”. Founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California.

Hyeonseo Lee

North Korean defector and New York Times best selling author of The Girl With Seven Names. Best known for her TED Talk “Why I Escaped from North Korea” with 7 million views.

Ted Cruz

US Senator from Texas and 2016 presidential candidate. (Policy Day)

Francis Chan

Best-selling author of “Crazy Love,” “Forgotten God,” and “You and Me Forever.” Currently planting churches in the San Francisco area (

Chris Smith

US 18-term congressman from New Jersey’s 4th congressional district.
(Policy Day)

Joseph Kim

North Korean defector and rights activist. Known for his TED Talk, “The Family I Lost in North Korea. And the Family I Gained” with 2 million views.
(Policy Day & SoCal)

Ed Royce

US Representative for California’s 39th District, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
(Policy Day and SoCal).

Senator James Lankford

US Senator from Oklahoma.
(Policy Day Guest & video for SoCal)

Johnnie Moore

Speaker, author, and former campus pastor at world’s largest Christian university. Former VP under Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. CEO of The KAIROS Company.

Hannah Song LiNK

Hannah Song

CEO of Liberty in North Korea (LiNK), an organization that runs underground shelters, fact-finding missions and refugee resettlement.

 Congressman “Lou” Correa

US congressman for California’s 46th District, representing the city of Anaheim.

Greg Scarlatoui

Executive director of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) in Washington, D.C.

Bruce Klingner

CIA’s deputy division chief for Korea and senior research fellow of Heritage Foundation.

Han Gee Hee

Han Gee Hee defected in 2002 and had to walk through the Gobi desert. When she finally made it to South Korea she became a sound engineer for Free North Korea Radio.

Choi Jeong-hun

He served as a Platoon Sergeant and Political Officer in the North Korean government until he defected through a turn of events. He now runs North Korea People’s Liberation Front.

Suzanne Scholte

Chair of North Korea Freedom Coalition.

Peter Jung

Founder of Justice for North Korea, pastor, and advocate for North Korean human rights issues and defectors.

Lee Han-Byeol

Director of the Improving North Korean Human Rights Center, and a defector from North Korea.

T. Kumar

T. Kumar is the International Advocacy Director of Amnesty International USA.
(Policy Day)

Mervyn Thomas

CEO of British advocacy NGO, Christian Solidarity Worldwide.

Dr. Erick Schenkel

Executive director of The JESUS Film Project, who has an amazing testimony of personal persecution.

Todd Nettleton

Host of The Voice of the Martyrs radio show and author of “Restricted Nations: North Korea.”

Melanie Kirkpatrick

Senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and author of “Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia’s Underground Railroad.”
(Policy Day)

Dr. David Curry

President, Open Doors, USA

Park Sang Hak

North Korean defector and democracy activist. Chairman of Fighters for a Free North Korea.

Paul Gi Hong Han

Senior pastor of Grace Ministries International. GMI is an influential Korean-American megachurch based in Fullerton, CA.

Dan Chung

Executive director and co-founder of Crossing Borders, a non-profit which assists North Korean refugees in China.

Jeff King

President of International Christian Concern, formerly with Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU). Expert on persecution and author of the book Islam Uncensored.

Main Conference Schedule

Friday 6/2*
  • 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

    Opening Ceremony
    Jeff King, Pastor Greg Zetts

  • 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM

    Breakout Sessions
    Peter Jung, Lee Han Byeol, Hanna Song, Daniel Chung

  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

    Morning Session
    Congressman Ed Royce, Choi Jeong-Hun, Han Ga Hui

  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM


  • 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Afternoon Session
    David Curry

  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Expert Panels

  • 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

    Afternoon Session
    Congressman Lou Correa, Todd Nettleton

  • 3:45 PM – 4:00 PM


  • 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

    Breakout Sessions
    Eric Schenkel, Joseph Kim, Pastor Greg Zetts, Free NK Radio

  • 4:45 PM – 5:00 PM


  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Public Evening Service
    Jeff King, Pastor Michael Lee, Pastor Samuel Han, Joseph Kim, Pastor Gi Hong Han

* Friday conference is at Saddleback Church Anaheim – 2095 E Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806.

Saturday 6/3 *
  • 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

    Morning Opening

  • 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

    Morning Session
    Johnnie Moore, Hyeonseo Lee, Francis Chan, Jeff King

  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM


  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

    Expert Panels

  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM


  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

    Expert Panels

  • 2:30 PM – 2:45 PM

    Closing Ceremony

* Saturday conference is at Saddleback Church Lake Forest – 1 Saddleback Parkway, Lake Forest, CA 92630.

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2017 Participating Organizations


Policy Day & Conference Information

Dates, Hotels, Locations, Directions, Airport Options

Policy Day: Washington D.C. – May 24

Access our Policy Day information sheet for a variety of hotel options, Capitol Hill location, directions to aid with navigation, and airports to find your best flight options.

Main Conference: SoCal – June 2 & 3

Access our conference information sheet for a variety of hotel options, information concerning the locations of conference sessions, directions to aid with navigation, and airports to find your best flight options.

Session & Workshop Topics

Persecution Overview

Understand the history and present situation on the ground for Christians in North Korea but also in the Middle East et al.

Mobilizing Your Church

How to get your church to care about and be involved with fighting persecution.


Hear first-hand stories from North Korean defectors regarding their struggles, their journey, and what it took to survive after they’ve escaped the prison state.

The Call

Get inspired by the persecuted Church. Listen to the call for revival from the persecuted Church.


Unite with believers to intercede that God will break the chains of the persecuted in North Korea and will demolish the strongholds of the prison state.


Who, what, where, and how to get involved in bringing the Gospel to DPRK.


Meet the organizations, Churches, and Mission Agencies that are working on the ground. Find out how to connect and work with the persecuted.


Campaign to move the US government to action with specific calls to action.