MEET OUR CHURCH PLANTER
For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea. (Isaiah 11:9)
I was born and raised in South Korea, married (Jenny Kim) in 1996. We came to the United Stated for my theological education. I finished my second B.A in Christian Philosophy at Tyndale College in 2001. And I earned my master’s degree (M.Div) at Calvin Theological Seminary in 2006. I served two congregations in the Christian Reformed Church of North America. My first church (Trinity CRC) helped me to develop my gifts and heart for multi-ethnic ministry in the CRCNA. I have learned how to share the gospel with children, young people, college students, and non-believers. It was my joy to watch many children and young people growing in faith. The second church (New Hope CRC) helped me to prepare myself for the next chapter of ministry. I had a great opportunity to serve New Hope CRC as a Minister of the Word. I enjoyed delivering the Word of God every Sunday from 2014 to 2016. For the past ten years of ministry from two different churches in the CRCNA have shaped my skills of preaching, teaching and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
I’m passionate about preaching Christ in season and out of season. (2 Timothy 4:2) Galatians 2:20 is my favorite Bible verse. It says, “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.” I'm very excited to bring the message of Jesus Christ to the people in Syracuse N.Y.
My family and I will be moving to Syracuse N.Y in July 2017 to build a new reformed church in the City of Syracuse N.Y.
We would like to invite you to join us to this beautiful call. We need your financial support and prayer support to build a faith community in Syracuse N.Y. Let's build up a wonderful church together!
Rev. James Kim
The Kim Family
James, Jenny, John & Grace (2012)