Paul Warren has served as the pastor of Abbott Church since 1997. He and his wife, Phyllis, met while they were members of New City Fellowship, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Paul was also working on staff at Covenant College as a Residence Hall Director and assistant soccer coach, while Phyllis was a Biology Education major at the college. They married in 1989 and had their first two sons, Arny and Archie, while living in Carter Hall at the college. A few years later they moved to Orlando, Florida where Paul attended Reformed Theological Seminary and served as youth minister at Howell Branch Fellowship. During their time in Orlando, the Warrens welcomed their first daughter, Zoe, and another son, Carpenter. After graduating in 1995 with an MDiv, Paul was called as an assistant pastor to Parkview Church in Lilburn, Georgia. During their time in Atlanta, another son, Shepherd, was born and also another daughter, Glory Joy. The Warrens moved to Highlandtown and have lived on Bank Street ever since. All four of the Warren boys have graduated from Calvert Hall College High School, where Phyllis now teaches full time in the science department, and then matriculated to the United States Naval Academy where they have played on the varsity water polo team. Zoe followed in her parents footsteps back south to Covenant College. Glory recently graduated from high school and is planning to spend a gap year in Ethiopia working with her uncle at the AIDS Care & Treatment Project in Addis Ababa. Paul enjoys (?) running and has completed seven marathons.
Julius Fischer, Jr. is a Baltimore native, being born in Highlandtown and growing up in nearby Dundalk. As a young teenager, his music interests set him on a divergent path as he both studied bassoon at the Peabody Conservatory Prep and played keyboard in a pop variety band that performed a Kiss tribute show. He earned his B.S. degree in Music Education with a piano major from Towson University and for many years taught piano at the local community college and worked as a freelance musician in the Baltimore/Washington area where he did everything from musical theater to Klezmer. He particularly enjoys encouraging children in their musical endeavors through lessons offered through the Abbott Center for Arts. His wife Angela is the Dean of students at a Classical Christian School, and they have two teenaged daughters whose current interests include volleyball, music, and art.
Hansoo Jin is married to his wonderful wife, Wana, with whom he has one beautiful baby girl, Jubilee. A native Baltimorean, he is unapologetic about his love for the city. In addition, he loves the Orioles, food (eating and cooking it), and craft beer. Although he has lived in and around the city for most of his life, he and his family now call Highlandtown their home. He also has a desire to see the kingdom of God come to bear in the city through church planting.