Hyo Jin Moon was born on
December 3, 1962 (lunar calendar) as the first son
of Rev. Dr. & Mrs. Sun Myung Moon. He died of
a heart attack on March 17th, 2008 in his birth
country of Korea.
Hyo Jin Moon will
always be remembered as passionate
musician and multimedia visionary who deeply loves
God and humanity.
He is survived by his loving wife, Yeon Ah Choi Moon. He and his
five children together. Hyo Jin Moon also has five children
from a previous marriage.
Hyo Jin Moon earned a
master's degree from the Unification Theological
Seminary which was founded by Rev. and Mrs. Moon.
He received an honorary doctorate in theology from Sun
Moon University in Korea in February of 2005.
He served as Chairman
of the Board for Manhattan Center Studios, a
state-of-the-art multimedia facility in New York
City where he also has served as president. His vision and leadership created the
outstanding professional standard at Manhattan
Center Studios which serves many famous musicians
and televised events. He is also the founder of MC
Korea and MC Japan.
Hyo Jin Moon
worked for 10 years (1985-94) as the first president
of the World Collegiate Association for the Research
of Principles (World CARP). During his
presidency, one of the defining moments was the 4th
World CARP Convention in Berlin. Hyo Jin Moon
led 1,000 students on a memorable march to the
Berlin Wall. As hundreds of outraged leftist
students screamed, shouted and threw objects and
paint bombs, the World CARP members gathered near
Checkpoint Charlie where Hyo Jin Moon delivered a
stirring speech, similar in spirit to one given by
U.S. President Ronald Reagan "Come on Mr.
Gorbachev," he said, "be the righteous man you claim
to be and tear down this wall!"
Jin Moon was an inspirational musician, performer and
producer. As vocalist
and lead guitarist, he has
produced over a dozen CD's and has created a
catalog of more than 10,000 songs of
his own composition. He continued to perform
in live concert tours in Asia each spring up until
his passing in 2008.
leaves a strong legacy of having dedicated his
public life to inspiring people of all ages and
backgrounds to live passionately for the sake of
others. His vision gave rise to
media projects which continue to contribute to
positive influence on the culture especially for
young people and families.
will open and liberate the deepest heaven and turn
it into a flower garden as the lord who opens the
gates of loyalty and filial piety" - Rev. Dr.
Sun Myung Moon, March 17, 2008
Pyeong Training Center, Korea
March 19, 2008
Audio Testimony by Dr.
Frank Kaufmann on the occasion of Hyo Jin Moon's
memorial service in Tarrytown, New York on March
Website featuring Hyo Jin
Moon's Music, Concert Photos & Multi-Media
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