David Kim was born in S. Korea and one of the founding members of FiveTwo and the Cross-Cultural and Multi-ethnic Mission & Church Planting Coach, Trainer & Consultant for LCMS and mission organizations. He was a Mission & Church Planter in Ecuador for 12 years from 1989 to 2001. He is also a co-founder of Renuevo Elementry & Junior High School which currently enrolls 420+ students with 30+ full time staff in Quito, Ecuador. Under his glocal-missional leadership, numerous indigenous and missional churches are being planted, Schools of Theology and Missions/Schools of Glocal Mission are being established, and thousands of pastors/leaders are being trained in Ecuador, USA, Honduras, Mexico, Korea, DP. Congo, Eritrea, Nigeria, India, Nepal, Panama, Nicaragua, and in many more countries Glocally. He also serves as the Mission Director at LINC Houston wherein he serves as supervising and coaching pastor over 25+ mission congregations composed of 35+ nationalities and in 15+ different languages for worship services and leads holistic community outreach & development. As a LC-MS pastor he also serves as a Board member of Mission Administration of the Texas District. He is the owner & founder of www.glocalmission.org. He serves as adjunct professor, regional coordinator, and mentor for Center for Hispanic Studies as well as mentor for EIIT at Concordia Seminary, in St. Louis.
He holds a B.A. in Theology through Seminario Nazareno Teológico Sudamericano, Quito, Ecuador and a M.A. in Theology and Culture through Concordia University, Irvine, CA and is certified for pastoral ministry by Concordia Seminary, St Louis. Rev. Kim received his Doctor of Ministry Degree from Houston Graduate School of Theology. In 2001, he married to Juhee Kim in Ecuador.
He enjoys preaching, teaching, guest-speaking, assessing, strategizing, coaching, mentoring, consulting, and training on Glocal-Missions & Evangelism, Glocal-Missional Church Plantings, Leadership Development, Community Empowerment/Development, Holistic Discipleship, Integral Missions (Holistic Ministry), Urban Ministries, Language specific or Multi-ethnic Mission plantings, and Cross-cultural Ministry. You can follow him on Facebook (davidkim.pastor) and on Twitter (@davidkim_), or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me the task of testifying to the Gospel of God’s grace.” (Acts 20:24)