What is College Collective?
We are a strong, gospel-centered community striving to be transformed by the gospel: our lives, our cities and our world. We meet on Sundays and have life groups throughout the week. We’d love to get to know you!
We meet Sunday mornings during the academic year at 9 am in the Chapel at CHBC. Rides to the church are provided from campus each week and we have bagels ready for students when they arrive. We also hold retreats, gatherings, and other events over the course of the year.
Life groups meet on campus multiple times each week and over the summer. We also have families from the church who offer students a “home away from home” where you can get to know the wider community.
We offer rides to church each Sunday morning that College Collective meets. To coordinate a ride, just click here.
Our vision is that each college student would grow as a mature disciple of Christ by becoming a radical follower of jesus, making disciples who make disciples, and boldy proclaiming the name of jesus to the world.
Are you ready to connect in College Collective? Want to register for an upcoming event? Need a ride to join us on a Sunday morning?
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Martin met his wife, Viviana, at their home church in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They have two children.
Martin was born and raised in Argentina as the son of Korean immigrants and graduated from Seminario Internacional Teologico Bautista (B.A) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.Div.).
Before coming on staff as the College Minister, Martin served as an Associate Pastor at Iglesia Presbiteriana Betel en Argentina, where he served as a Young Adults Pastor, Mission Pastor and Congregational Life Pastor. During his time in the Chicago suburbs, Martin preached in Spanish, English and Korean, while serving at Korean Church of Chicago and The Orchard Evangelical Free Church.
For fun Martin likes to grill argentinean style "asado", play futbol (soccer) and spending time with his children.
Mary Allen works closely with the College Ministry (Martin Shin) and CHBC en Espanol (Gaby Correa).
Having originally been born and raised in Venezuela, Mary came to the USA in 1994, and moved from Florida to Pittsboro, NC 23 years ago. She and her daughter Kendra started attending CHBC in 2005.
Mary enjoys working in her garden, reading and volunteering.
Elias is originally from Marietta, GA, but recently moved to Chapel Hill, NC, after graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in May 2023 with a degree in Biology. Currently, he is working as a Research Assistant in the Cardiology Department of the UNC School of Medicine while applying to medical school. Elias has attended CHBC ever since he was a college freshman, and he has thoroughly enjoyed his experience being a part of the church community. He eagerly looks forward to intentionally serving the college ministry and church as a whole.