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Julius J. Kim

Dean of Students, Professor of Practical Theology

Dr. Kim has been at Westminster Seminary California since 2000, teaching courses in homiletics, cross-cultural missions, pastoral ministry and the history of preaching. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and serves as Associate Pastor of New Life Presbyterian Church in Escondido.

He is the author of several books and articles, including a new preaching textbook from Zondervan entitled, Preaching the Whole Counsel of God: Design and Deliver Gospel-Centered Sermons. He has also contributed to several study Bibles, including the Gospel Transformation Bible from Crossway. Prior to taking his current position at WSC, he taught communications at Trinity International University, church history at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and was a Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University in England and Torch Trinity Graduate School of Theology in Seoul, Korea. He has served on several boards, including Covenant College, the Cambridge School, and Peacemaker Ministries. He currently serves on the Council for The Gospel Coalition.

He and his wife Ji Hee, a WSC alumna, along with their two daughters, Emma and Phoebe, reside in Escondido.


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