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Dr. Sang-Bok David Kim Recognized for Dedication to Theology

Dr. Kim holds multiple Doctorates in theological and religious fields

With more than 45 years of professional experience, Dr. Kim has served as pastor emeritus with the Hallelujah Community Church since 2010.

    SEONGNAM-SI, REPUBLIC OF KOREA,January 24, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. Sang-Bok David Kim has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

With more than 45 years of professional experience, Dr. Kim has served as pastor emeritus with the Hallelujah Community Church since 2010, having been a senior pastor since 1990. In addition, he has been president with the Torch Trinity Graduate University since 1997, having retired as president in 2015 and serves as Chancellor since then. Dr. Kim is Global Ambassador of the Transform World Network. From 1990 to 1997, he worked as the executive director of the Torch Center for World Mission and as a department chair and professor of systematic theology with Ashin Theological University and the Asian Center for Theological Studies and Mission, Korea. He was the founding pastor with Bethel Presbyterian Church, Ellicott, Maryland, USA, from 1979 to 1990, and a department chair and professor with Washington Bible College/Capital Bible Seminary, Lanham, Maryland, USA from 1977 to 1990. Earlier in his career, he was a professor with Indiana Christian University from 1972 to 1977, and an instructor with Grace College from 1972 to 1974.

Dr. Kim began his career as a student at Seoul National University, obtaining a BA in 1963, having completed military service from 1960 to 1962. He traveled to the United States to study at Faith Theological Seminary, receiving a Master of Divinity in 1968, and a Master of Sacred Theology in 1972. He then joined Grace Theological Seminary for a Doctor of Theology in 1977. In 1990, Washington Bible College/Capital Bible Seminary recognized him with an honorary Doctor of Divinity and was also honored with a Doctor of Letters from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1996.

A respected voice in the industry, Dr. Kim is affiliated with a number of organizations, including the Christian Council of Korea as chairman of North and South Korean Church Cooperation Commission and the Asia Theological Association as chairman. He served World Evangelical Alliance and Asia Evangelical Alliance as chairman of both, recognized as charter board member of the International Council for Higher Education, as well as a co-chairman of the Korea World Missions Association. Early in his career, he received the First Prize in the National Oratorical Contest in 1958. He was later named One of the Most Promising 50 Leaders for 1992 by People's Daily Newspaper. He was most recently selected for inclusion in the 1st edition of Who's Who in Asia, which was published in 2006. Dr. Kim was previously featured in the 12th, 16th and 19th editions of Who's Who in the World.

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