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This paper explores how Korean pastors can provide effective comfort ministry to people who are grieving due to various losses within the context of Korean social cultural values: family-oriented collectivism and authoritarianism. This paper first examines how family-oriented collectivism and authoritarianism positively and negatively influence the Korean pastors' comfort ministry. Then, it presents the ways to overcome the cultural barriers that the Korean pastors may experience in their comfort ministry. Influenced by family-oriented collectivism, if pastors succeed in building the unique affectionate relationship with parishioners and are regarded as members of the in-group by parishioners, their ministry of comfort can be done faithfully and effectively. However, if pastors do not succeed in building this relationship and are regarded as members of the out-group by parishioners, the grieving parishioners are not willing to share their sufferings with pastors. Some pastors familiar with the authoritarianism of Confucianism may have difficulty in their comfort ministry because the pastor’s authority hinders sharing suffering and comfort. Sometimes even though pastors do not exercise this kind of authority over their parishioners, parishioners have difficulty opening up their sufferings to pastors when Confucianism influences their image of the pastor. The Korean pastor's adequate biblical understanding of comfort ministry, appropriate understanding of the dynamics of a loss and grief, and sensitive pastoral counseling skills based on empathy can be the tools used to overcome the barriers of Korean cultural values in the ministry of comfort. The Korean pastors' comfort can be conveyed by their empathic presence, empathic listening, sensitive use of the Bible, and empathic prayer and their comfort bring relief and hope to grieving people with a message that God is with them and listens to them.