Country: Korea, South

Number of People Groups


People Groups Unreached

3 (25.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge



Population in Unreached

1,053,000 (2.1%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian


% Evangelical


Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

(Global Rate = 2.6%)
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Primary Religion % Christian
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Americans, U.S. 121,000 190,499,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 28.90 % -
 British 3,600 51,606,000 English Christianity 63.00 % 8.00 % -
Deaf Unknown Unknown Korean Sign Language Non-Religious 31.00 % 9.00 % -
 Eurasian 13,000 1,807,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 29,000 36,668,000 Tagalog Christianity 96.00 % 12.30 % -
 French 5,100 49,832,000 French Christianity 68.00 % 1.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 194,000 858,336,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.70 % -
 Japanese 1,020,000 124,774,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 20 
 Korean 49,151,000 80,601,000 Korean Non-Religious 30.60 % 16.80 % -
 Mongol, Khalka 32,000 2,165,000 Mongolian, Halh Buddhism 1.72 % 1.20 %
 Russian 2,600 134,082,000 Russian Christianity 75.00 % 1.20 % -
 Turk 1,700 59,424,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  12 50,573,000       3   30.08 % 16.44 % 22 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 132,000                
  UN Country Population (2017) 50,705,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
% Unreached
in Unreached
% Population
Country:   50,573,000 12 3 25.0 % 1,053,000 2.1 % 0
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Language Code # Peoples
# Unreached
NT Text
NT Audio
Jesus Film
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 3 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Korean Sign Language kvk 1 0
Mongolian, Halh khk 1 1 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 10 12 3   9 9 10 9 8

24.8 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 16.4 %)
30.1 %
Ethnic Religions
9.6 %
0.0 %
0.3 %
30.5 %
Other / Small Religions
4.8 %
0.0 %

0.0 %
3.1 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.2 %
66.5 %
Roman Catholic
30.1 %

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Korea, South. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Korea, South
  • Christian ministry in Korea, South
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Korea, South or Northeast Asia. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.

In Northeast Asia Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Advancing Renewal Ministries, Inc. Medium
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Asia Evangelistic Fellowship International Medium
Asian Outreach, U.S.A. Small
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
BMS World Mission Medium
Canadian Baptist International Ministries Medium
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Christian Brethren Assemblies Large
Church Mission Society Medium
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church Resource Ministries Medium
Church World Service Medium
CLC International Medium
Commission to Every Nation Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
Elim Fellowship Medium
EQUIP Foundation Small
Evangelical Covenant Church Medium
Every Home for Christ Medium
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Small
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Frontiers Medium
Galcom International Small
Global Recordings Network Medium
GO International Small
Gospel Furthering Fellowship Small
InterAct - Evangeliska Frikyrkan Medium
InterComm Small
International Street Kids Outreach Ministries Medium
Interserve Medium
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Medium
Lifewords (Scripture Gift Mission) Medium
Literacy and Evangelism International Small
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod Medium
Mailbox Club International Small
Mennonite Mission Network Medium
Mission Ministries Medium
Navigators, International Missions Group Medium
New Mission Systems International Medium
OMF International (Overseas Missionary Fellowship) Large
One Mission Society Medium
Open Air Campaigners (OAC) Medium
Open Doors International Medium
Operation Mobilization Large
Partners in Asian Missions Medium
Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada Medium
Pioneers Medium
Reformed Baptist Mission Services Small
SEND International Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission) Medium
Team Expansion Medium
Tearfund Medium
The Leprosy Mission Medium
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
World Harvest Now, Incorporated Small
World Horizons Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Wycliffe Bible Translators Large
Young Life Medium
Korea, South Statistics
People Groups 12
Unreached People Groups 3  (25.0%)
Population 50,573,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.4%
Population in Unreached 1,053,000  (2.1%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 22
Primary Religion Non-Religious
Percent Christian Adherent 30.1%
Percent Evangelical 16.4%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 0.7%
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 82%
Continent Asia
Region Northeast Asia
10/40 Window No
Country Code KS
Official Language(s) Korean
Literacy Rate 98%
Estimated Illiterate Population 1,011,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked

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