On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, Westminster Seminary California celebrated the inauguration of Rev. Joel Eunil Kim as the fourth president of the seminary. He follows in the footsteps of Dr. W. Robert Godfrey, who served as president for 24 years, and Drs. Robert G. den Dulk and Robert B. Strimple, both founders of WSC.
Westminster Seminary California welcomed trustees and delegates from all over the country for the inauguration. The Rev. Dr. Dennis E. Johnson welcomed attendees, and The Rev. Dr. Steven M. Baugh led the invocation. Chairmen of the Board of Trustees Mr. Ronald W. Prins read the inaugural oath before President Emeritus Dr. Godfrey charged the new president, “Keep your priorities straight. Presidents have many responsibilities [but] the most important is to remember that we are here to serve the Lord and nothing else will matter if we fail in that task.”
Dr. Alexander Jun, Moderator for the PCA 45th General Assembly, read from Colossians before President Kim gave his inaugural address titled, “Humbled Confidence.” President Kim highlighted the traits he hopes to see in the WSC community – thankfulness for what God has done, humility in witnessing what God is doing, and confidence in knowing what God promises to do. President Kim asked for prayer as Westminster Seminary California continues to serve Christ, His Gospel, and the Church.
Alumnus Rev. Charles Tedrick closed the ceremony with a benediction. Following the ceremony, guests congratulated President Kim and his family and enjoyed a reception in the library.
Please join us in praying for President Kim as he continues the tradition of faithful leadership at WSC in service to our Lord.