About Us

History of Symphony

The official launch of Symphony Church was September 5th, 2010, but, as with many things, the roots of Symphony began much earlier.

In 2003, God gave Barry Kang, then a 25 year old bond trader in Los Angeles, a heart and calling toward college students. Soon after, he left the world of finance to join the staff at Church of Southland as the college pastor. In 2004, God confronted Pastor Barry with the tremendous need for the gospel to be preached in Boston. Thus the seed which would become Symphony Church was sown.

In 2008, Church of Southland sent Pastor Barry and his family to Grace Covenant Church in Philadelphia, where God would build the core of the Church planting team and in June, 2010, Grace Covenant Church sent out eight intrepid church planters to Boston.

God quickly led the church planting team to the MATCH School, and on September 5th, 2010, Symphony Church held its inaugural service.  Over the past few years, we have seen God’s dramatic provision and grace.  Five family groups have become twenty.  College and Grad Students from over ten local universities make the majority of our congregation.  In August 2013, God provided a church office (971 Commonwealth Ave) which serves as Mission Central for the continuing work to raise disciples of Jesus Christ here in Boston.

In January of 2014, we moved our Sunday location to the Paradise Rock Club, located on BU’s campus. We praise God for His provision in providing a new location that can serve our growing body!