Justin is a Washington, D.C.-based pastor, worship leader, and liturgist, whose passion is for discipleship and spiritual formation that is evidenced by justice and peace, particularly in multicultural, multiethnic, and multiclass contexts.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, he lived in London for 8 years and Pasadena, CA for 3 years before relocating to the District in 2009. He graduated from University College London (LLB Laws, 2003), London School of Theology (BA in Theology, Music & Worship, 2006) and Fuller Theological Seminary (MA in Theology and MA in Cross-Cultural Studies, 2009; Doctor of Ministry, 2019). His work has included faith mobilizing at Sojourners and ONE, and he was part of the planting team and, for seven years, one of the pastors of The District Church, where he was ordained in November 2011.
Currently, Justin serves as the Pastor of Leadership & Spiritual Formation at Christ City Church. He also serves as the chair of the board of trustees for the V3 Church Planting Network, and is a speaker for the Growing Young project. He is the author of Learning to Live (2020), a curriculum for cultivating spiritual transformation in multiethnic contexts.
Justin lives in Washington, DC, with his wife Carolyn, their son Daniel, and their goldendoodle Asher Russell Rodgers.