The Gospel Coalition (TGC) has named Westminster Seminary California (WSC) Professor of Practical Theology Dr. Julius J. Kim as its second president. Dr. Kim succeeds co-founder Dr. D.A. Carson as president of TGC full-time in July 2020. Dr. Kim will remain in Escondido, CA, and continue to serve WSC as Visiting Professor of Practical Theology.
After earning his M.Div. degree at WSC in 1997, Dr. Kim obtained his Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has been a professor at WSC since 2000, teaching practical theology and missions, serving as Dean of Students, and also serving as Associate Pastor at New Life Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Escondido. Dr. Kim has authored several books, including Preaching the Whole Counsel of God: Design and Deliver Gospel-Centered Sermons (Zondarvan, 2015). According to its foundational documents, TGC is “a fellowship of evangelical churches in the Reformed tradition deeply committed to renewing our faith in the gospel of Christ and to reforming our ministry practices to conform fully to the Scriptures.”
WSC President Joel E. Kim commented, "My dear friend and colleague has been a tremendous blessing to me personally and to Westminster Seminary California for decades. I am delighted that his gifts and talents will serve the church even more broadly through his ministry at TGC. Our prayers are with Julius and his family as he takes on this new responsibility and look forward to continuing our labors together as we prepare servants for Christ and his church."
Please join Westminster Seminary California in praying for the Lord’s blessings on Dr. Kim, TGC, and WSC as they seek to serve Christ, his gospel, and his church.
Follow this link for the TGC announcement, which includes a biography of Dr. Kim.BACK