Bishop Sundo Kim

Bishop of Kwanglim Methodist Church

Education

  • 1951 Dipl.
    Haeju Medical College, Haeju, Korea
  • 1958 B. D.
    Methodist Theological Seminary, Seoul, Korea
  • 1968 Dipl.
    Long Beach Missionary School, California
  • 1970 M.R.Ed.
    Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D. C.
  • D.Min. 1982
    Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California

Honorary Degrees

  • 1993 D. D.
    Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky
  • 1997 D.Litt.
    Africa University, Mutare, Zimbabwe
  • 2006 D. D.
    Ho Seo University, Cheonan, Korea
  • 2007 D. D.
    Methodist Theological University, Korea (The first Honorary Doctorate by MTU)
  • 2013 D.Litt.
    Seoul Theological University, Korea

Professional Experience

  • 1950-51
    • Surgeon U.N. Police Hospital in Eujungbu, Korea
  • 1957-62
    • Pastor, Jeon Nong Methodist Church, Seoul
  • 1962-68
    • Chaplain, Educational Command of the Korean Air Force, Taejun
  • 1970-72
    • Senior Chaplain, Korean Air Force Academy
  • 1971-2001
    • Senior Pastor, Kwang Lim Methodist Church
  • 1971-75
    • Lecturer, Methodist Theological Seminary, Seoul
  • 1974
    • Exchange Minister at Epsom Methodist Church, London, U.K
  • Present
    • Adjunct Professor, Fuller Theological Seminary (USA)
    • Adjunct Professor, Wesley Theological Seminary (USA)
    • Adjunct Professor, United Theological Seminary (USA)
    • Adjunct Professor, Asbury Theological Seminary (USA)
    • Adjunct Professor, Yonsei University (Korea)
    • Adjunct Professor, Methodist Theological Seminary (Korea)

Boards and Agencies

  • 1977-79
    • Trustee, Methodist Theological Seminary, Seoul
  • 1978-86
    • Member of the Board of Missions, Evangelism, and Social Responsibility, The Korean Methodist Church Board Member, Trinity Bible Study, USA
  • 1986-90
    • Member of the Board of Laity, (The KMC)
  • 1988-96
    • Member of the Board of World Vision, (Korea)
  • 1989-95
    • Chairperson, Korea Lausanne Committee for World Evangelism
  • 1994-96
    • Chairperson, Methodist Theological Seminary
  • 1994-96
    • Chairperson, Joint Committee on World Mission, Korean Methodist Church and The United Methodist Church
  • 1994-96
    • President, Council of Bishops, The Korean Methodist Church
  • 1995-96
    • Chairperson, Korean Christian Television Network
  • 1997-2001
    • President, The World Methodist Council
  • 1997-2010
    • Chairperson, The World Vision of Korea
  • 1995-2000
    • Board Member, Yonsei University
  • 1995-2001
    • Board Member, Han Dong University
  • 1998-2008
    • Board Member, World Vision International
  • 2011-2012
    • Chairperson, Christian Lay Movement(C.L.M)
  • 2007-
    • Bishop Sundo Kim Chair of World Christianity (Wesley Theological Seminary, USA)
  • Present
    • Board Member, The School of Moon Young
    • President, Korean Institute for Pastoral Ministry
    • Chairperson, Wesley Evangelical Movement Fellowship, Korea
    • Chairperson, Korea Ministerial Association
    • Board Member, Asbury Theological Seminary (USA)
    • Honorary Chairperson, The Christian Council of Korea

Honors

  • 1970
    • Honorary Chaplain of Naval Academy, (USA)
  • 1990
    • John Wesley Society Award, Wesley Theological Seminary (USA)
  • 1991
    • Distinguished Alumni Award, Methodist Theological Seminary (Korea)
  • 1993
    • Gold Order of Humanity Merit from The Korean Red Cross
  • 1994
    • Distinguished Leadership Award (Saint Paul school of Theology, USA)
  • 1997
    • Order of Civil Merit, “Mog Ryeon” Medal (Korea National Order)
  • 2002
    • The Honorable Order of Jerusalem (World Methodist Council)
  • 2002
    • Distinguished Methodist Award (Church Plant), The Korean Methodist Church
  • 2005
    • Bishop Sundo Kim Chair of Evangelism and Practical Theology (Asbury Theological Seminary)
  • 2010
    • The first Christian Awards Grand Prize (Mokwon University, Korea)
  • 2011
    • Honorary Associate Minister (Wesley’s Chapel, U.K)
  • 2012
    • New Student Housing(Sundo Kim Hall) was named in Honor of Bishop Sundo Kim (Asbury Theological Seminary, USA)
  • 2013
    • Bishop Sundo Kim’s bust unveiling ceremony (Wesley’s Chapel, U.K)