Board of Trustees Announces Appointment of Fourth WSC President
Ronald W. Prins, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, announces the appointment of Joel Eunil Kim as the fourth president of Westminster Seminary California (WSC) to succeed W. Robert Godfrey. Dr. Godfrey is planning to retire by end of July 2017.
Rev. Joel E. Kim has served Westminster Seminary California as Assistant Professor of New Testament since 2005. As a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) he and his family attend New Life PCA in Escondido after serving for a number of years at New Life Fullerton (PCA). He and his wife, Sharon, have two children.
The kingdom of God is not an isolated theme or topic in the Bible but its central reality and therefore the center of all creation. In fact, the kingdom of God which the Lord Jesus put into place permanently at his first coming is nothing less than the new creation, the new heavens and new earth. Designed for the non-specialist, this book introduces the reader to the kingdom of God and to its foundational issues. Most chapters provide careful study of one passage of the New Testament in order to dig deeply into the bedrock of Scripture where one's faith must be grounded. The reader will come away with greater clarity on what the kingdom is and on how to read the Scriptures in its light as the great, unifying reality of the Bible and of eternal life itself. Includes study questions at the end of each chapter making the book appropriate for group Bible studies and classes.
In early June, the WSC graduate student housing project transitioned from the foundation stage to the framing stage of the process. At the same time that cement trucks were pouring the footings and slabs on the remaining few buildings, crews began framing the buildings with finished slabs.
Ordained Pastor-Scholar Faculty
All 13 WSC faculty members are ordained in a NAPARC church. WSC’s faculty are ordained pastor-scholars, committed to ministry in Reformed and Presbyterian denominations. While they are world-class scholars, their first calling is service to Christ’s church. As such, they are all very active in their local churches and denominations, including preaching and serving on denominational committees.