Dr. Kim joined the Covenant faculty in 2019 and brings to his position a lifetime of ministry and mission experience. Having received and followed God’s call first in high school, he has devoted his adult life to gospel ministry. In 2006, he planted Gracepoint Church in Philadelphia, serving as Lead Pastor there for 12 years and overseeing the planting of a daughter church, Gracepoint North, in 2016. As Coordinator of the Metro Philadelphia Church Planting Partnership, he worked to provide church planters with guidance in the areas of vision building, prayer mobilization, strategic planning, coaching, recruiting, assessing, training, and mentoring.
Having lived on both coasts of the United States, Dr. Kim likes to say that he looks at life through a missional lens. Of his appointment to the Philip and Rebecca Douglass Chair of Church Planting and Christian Formation he says, “I am humbled and honored to step into this role and excited to be part of the Seminary’s vision and deep commitment to church planting. I am thankful for the Douglasses’ legacy over 30 years in helping to plant over 260 churches and am praying that God will continue to equip more workers for the advancement of his Kingdom.”
Dr. Kim and his wife, Wonmin, met at Gordon-Conwell Seminary, where she was also doing studies. Among her many different roles, she has served as Women’s Ministry Director at Gracepoint Church and more recently worked for Serge. The Kims have three children—Elijah, Sophia, and Clay—and a dog named Mission.