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Julius Kim  

Dr. Kim serves the broader Christian community as a preacher, speaker, and ministry consultant

Prior to taking his current position at Westminster Seminary California (WSC), 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, CA. While in Illinois, he taught undergraduate communications at Trinity International University and church history at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Following a brief tenure as Visiting Scholar with the Faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University, Dr. Kim returned to Southern California to serve as Dean of Students and to teach Practical Theology at WSC.

Dr. Kim also directs the Center for Pastoral Refreshment at WSC, a unique institute funded by the Lilly Endowment, Inc., dedicated to helping sustain pastoral excellence among Korean-American pastors. As a result of this work, he was able to pursue further research as a Visiting Professor at the Torch Trinity Graduate School of Theology, located in Seoul, South Korea, where he also lectured on history, preaching, and missions. He is a founding board member of a new resource center called the Council on Asian-American Reformed Leadership, a ministry dedicated to foster the biblical call, character, and competency of Reformed Asian-American pastoral leaders. He has served on several boards, including Peacemaker Ministries, Covenant College, Edmund P. Clowney Legacy Foundation, and the Cambridge Classical School.

Dr. Kim also continues to serve the broader Christian community as a preacher, speaker, and ministry consultant—recently participating in the Desiring God 2009 National Conference and the Together for the Gospel 2010 Conference. In addition to his doctoral concentration on English church history during the Restoration, his research interests include the history of preaching, homiletics, and Asian-American Christianity. His goals are to contribute both to the church and the academy through his teaching, preaching, and writing. He is the author of The Religion of Reason and the Reason for Religion: John Tillotson and the Latitudinarian Defense of Christianity, 1630–1694 and a contributor to Covenant, Justification, and Pastoral Ministry: Essays by the Faculty of Westminster Seminary California and Heralds of the King: Christ-centered Sermons in the Tradition of Edmund P. Clowney.

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