This month we hear from Young Kim, a 1992 MDiv graduate. Young is a seasoned church planter in Philadelphia, who planted a church that has already planted two other churches. He is a passionate communicator of the gospel and a tireless pastor. I have very fond memories of Young falling asleep in class on Monday mornings, not because it was monotonous and boring, but because like many of our Korean students he had been doing ministry Friday evening, Saturday morning, and all day Sunday.
Today, I consider Young a friend and a partner in ministry. Here is his story:
When did you attend Biblical?
I attended Biblical from September 1989 to the spring of 1992 when I graduated with a Master of Divinity.
What have you been doing since then?
In 1996 we planted Grace Covenant Church (GCC) on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. I have been the lead pastor at GCC for the past 18 years. GCC planted two daughter churches one in Atlanta, Journey Church (2004) and one in Boston, Symphony Church (2011). We are planning to plant our third church in Singapore in the fall of 2014.
My wife, Annette, is one of the marketing managers at DuPont where she has worked for 23 years. Sarah, my oldest daughter, is a freshman at Harvard University. Daniel is a sophomore in high school and loves playing violin and soccer. Isaiah is a 7th grader who loves playing cello and soccer.
What do you remember most from your Biblical days?
I will always cherish my time sharing and praying with Professor Dunzweiler. He was my faculty advisor and whenever we got together he would always take time to pray for me, my family, and my ministry. I was tremendously blessed by his classes, but I will never forget his prayers for me.
Contact information: email, facebook, etc.
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook - young kim or Gccyoung
If you are ever in Philadelphia, please contact me. I would love for you to visit GCC.
The purpose of this blog will be to expand the influence of our faculty, maintain contact with our graduates, and invite other friends to think with us about important biblical and theological ideas.