Open Doors Metropolitan Community Church (ODMCC), previously known as Korean Rainbow Christian Fellowship, began in 2011 with only a few members, led by Daniel Payne.
In 2014, Craig Bartlett joined as a co-pastor with Payne, who is currently studying for vocational ministry. ODMCC was created in order to join LGBTQ and allies together in a community that gives members the opportunity to meet, worship, study, and socialize openly in a safe and uplifting environment.
ODMCC is open to everyone, regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation, status, gender identity, and church affiliation. Services are typically in English, but Korean-speakers are also welcomed as supporting translations are often provided.
Weekly Services for ODMCC are on Sunday mornings at 11 am in Haebangchon. Afterwards, members usually meet for lunch or coffee at a local restaurant nearby. Previously, ODMCC met at many various venues, including pubs, nightclubs, and aromatherapy centers.
Now, the ODMCC is currently located at the Camarata Music Studio, which is conveniently located near Itaewon. To get there, walk straight for 100 meters from Noksapyeong Station Exit 2, veer left into Haebangchon, and walk straight for a few minutes.
The studio will be on your left with Jacoby’s Burger directly across the street. Although there are no requirements for offerings, those who are able to are encouraged to give a portion of their income during weekly services to support the church.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website at opendoorskorea.org.