Obadiah Lee

by Pastor Patrick Cho

I had the privilege of interviewing one of our more recent members at Lighthouse Bible Church: Obadiah Lee. Most people call him Oby (not “Obi” like the Jedi and not “Obie” like the dog in Garfield except with a “b” instead of a “d”). Oby is a 5th year senior at San Diego State University, which made him my choice for this member interview, since we don’t have too many SDSU students at LBC. He is 23 years old and became a member in February 2007.

What is your major at SDSU?

I am a Psychology Major and a Spanish Minor.

You speak Spanish?


You should go to Argentina! What are some of the things you like to do for fun?

Fun… I like to sing. I like to draw. I like to sleep. I like to watch movies. I like to hang out with friends.

Can you sing something now?

What would you like me to sing?

I don’t know. Tell us a little bit about your family.

I am from Sacramento, California. I was raised in a Christian home. My mom brought us to church mainly. My dad stopped going to church when I was a little kid.

What is your favorite food?

Lately I have been loving Korean food.

Are you Korean?

No, I am Chinese.

OK. What about something interesting about you that no one else would know except for the people who are really close to you?

Let’s see… If I don’t have to do anything, a lot of times I only shower a couple times a week.

That’s gross. So, how did you come to know the Lord?

Every summer at home we had a youth camp, and I came to know the Lord in 6th grade. I talked to a counselor and he shared the gospel with me.

And how did you come to find Lighthouse?

I was in San Diego for two years already and was part of Mission Bowl so I knew about Lighthouse. I never came to check it out, but I came to check it out during a transition from my old church.

In what ministries are you serving in at Lighthouse?

Currently, I am just involved in college group and I am being discipled by Pastor Steve.

And who is your favorite pastor at Lighthouse?

Who’s my favorite pastor? Hmmm… (with a touch of unappreciated sarcasm) Pastor Pat is my favorite pastor at Lighthouse.

You heard it here, folks! What are your ambitions for life? What do you want to do after college?

Currently, me and my roommates run a business, but ultimately I have a passion for the mission field.

What business?

Whoblinked.com. We print out photos.

You print photos? That’s cool. Anybody else at the church involved with that?

John Lai. The tall guy.

The tall guy. John Lai the tall guy. OK. If you could be the topping of a pizza, which topping would you be, and why?

I would be sausage because they’re yummy and juicy.

I won’t interpret that. So, what is one thing you have appreciated about being a member at Lighthouse?

I think I really appreciate the atmosphere of community and also the accountability I can have here.



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