Rev. Dr. Chungsuk Kim

Senior Pastor of Kwanglim Methodist Church

Pastor Kim is privileged of being the senior pastor of the largest Methodist church in the world. His congregation is known by its innovation and mission mind. They strive to the leader in spreading gospel throughout the world, and having that goal in mind, his church has made astonishing achievement in the world ministry.

Before his ordination, pastor Kim worked as Ministered as the parish pastor of Kwanglim Methodist Church; as the General Secretary of KMRI(Ministerial Research Institute of Korea), and as a church planting worker, planting the Eden Methodist Church. He was ordained by the Methodist Church in Korea in 1992.

Since 2001, Pastor Kim has served as the leading pastor of Kwanglim Methodist Church, in Seoul, Korea. His congregation is considered the largest Methodist Church in the whole world.

Dr. Kim has a bachelor degree from Seoul Theological Seminary (Seoul, Korea – 1987), a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary (USA – 1994), and a Doctor of Ministry degree also from Asbury (USA – 2004). His D. Min dissertation had the following title: “Developing Leadership of the Small Group in the Local Church.”

Academic Career

  • 1987
    Graduated seoul Theological seminary, Korea, Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994
    Graduated Asbury Theological seminary, U.S.A., Master of Divinity
  • 1997
    Graduated Asbury Theological seminary, U.S.A., Doctor of Ministry


  • D.Min dissertation : Developing Leadership of the small Group in the Local Church

Ministerial Career

  • 1985-1987
    Ministered as the parish pastor of Kwanglim Methodist Church worked as the General secretary of KMRI (Ministerial Research Institute of Korea), the annex to the church
  • 1985-1987
    Ministered at the Church School of Kwanglim Methodist Church
  • 1987-1992
    Founded the eden Church in the Conference above ; began his independant ministry
  • 1992
    Ordained in the Central Annual Conference of KMC (Korea Methodist Church)
  • March 25, 2001
    Inauguration as the 6th senior Pastor
  • 2007
    Board Member, Wesley Theological seminary (USA)
  • 2008
    Board Member, Christiran award media and contents
  • 2013
    Gangnam district superintendent, southern seoul Conference of KMC
  • 2013
    Board Member, Methodist Theological University (Korea)
  • 2014
    Adjunct Professor, Wesley Theological seminary (USA)
  • 2014
    Board Membert, World Vision(Korea)
  • 2015
    Global Adviser, Wesley House Cambridge (UK)