Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary professor Dr. C. Daniel Kim was recognized in Wednesday’s convocation for his 32 years of ministry at the seminary and abroad.
Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. presented Kim with a plaque in recognition of his faithful service to the seminary and for being "a role model and spiritual leader for countless Korean pastors and missionaries." The plaque was presented on behalf of Liberty’s Board of Trustees and gives Kim the title of Distinguished Professor of Church History and Intercultural Studies.
Kim is the seventh Liberty professor to earn the title of Distinguished Professor.
Kim is the director of the seminary’s Korean language assistance program. Since he moved to Lynchburg and began teaching at the seminary 32 years ago, thousands of Korean citizens have chosen to continue their education at Liberty, with many pastoring churches in Korea with thousands of members.
Vice chancellor and provost Dr. Ron Godwin introduced Kim as an "unsung hero."
"Even today we have several hundred studying here at Liberty because of the unchallenged recognized spiritual leadership of one man," said Godwin.
Kim was raised in a Christian home in North Korea and became a Christian at the age of 14. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Young Nam University and his bachelor’s of divinity at Presbyterian Theological Seminary, both in Korea. Kim went on to earn his Master of Sacred Theology degree from Biblical Theological Seminary in New York, N.Y. He earned his Doctor of Theology degree from Dallas Seminary in 1963.
Kim founded the Lynchburg Korean School, which opened in January 2009, and offers eight class levels for students. He also founded the Korean Baptist Church of Lynchburg, a ministry of Thomas Road Baptist Church.
He has also been a pastor in churches in Montana and Minnesota. He is the author of the book "Salvation, Sanctification and Service," which was published in Korea. Several of Kim’s articles have also been published in Korea.