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Julius J. Kim

Dean of Students, Professor of Practical Theology

Prior to taking his current position at Westminster Seminary California, Dr. Kim ministered in a variety of ecclesiastical and academic settings. He has served in Presbyterian Church in America churches in California and Illinois. His current church calling is as Associate Pastor of New Life Presbyterian Church in Escondido. Dr. Kim also continues to serve the broader Christian community as a preacher, speaker, and ministry consultant-especially for the Korean-American church. While in Illinois, he taught undergraduate communications at Trinity International University and church history at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has also been a Visiting Scholar with the Faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University.

What I Want to Instill in My Students
“As a professor, my hope and prayer is that my students would take the Apostle Paul’s words to heart when he said: ‘However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given to me—the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.’ (Acts 20:24)”

Areas of Interest and Research
History of preaching; Homiletics; Asian- American Christianity; Korean-American Church; and English church history during the Restoration

An interview with Julius J. Kim