Hansoo was born and raised in Baltimore. Although he was born, baptized, and grew up in the church, he never felt a personal connection to God. After college, he moved back to Baltimore and got involved with an inner city ministry in Southwest Baltimore. Through this experience of living among and serving some of the poorest and most marginalized people in Baltimore, he began to understand the reality of the gospel. During this time, Hansoo first felt called to plant a church in Baltimore that would demonstrate the power of the gospel in real and tangible ways.
Hansoo is married to his wonderful wife Wana. Together, they are parents to one daughter Jubilee. They live in Highlandtown in Southeast Baltimore city.