KOREAN IMMIGRANT TO PREACH AT TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Rev. Jinsuk Kim, who immigrated to the United States as a teenager, will preach at Trinity Presbyterian Church on December 31.
Trinity Presbyterian has long hosted Korean worship, but this is the first in recent years for a Korean pastor to preach.
Rev. Kim is the Associate Executive Presbyter for Korean Ministries of the Northwest Coast Presbytery. As a Korean-American, Rev. Kim utilizes his experience of living between cultures, including numerous years of mission partnership with English-speaking and second generation Korean churches to joyfully bring Korean churches closer to the non-Korean churches in this presbytery and synod.
Rev. Kim has always lived between the two cultures and languages. He endured to earn a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at State University of New York at Buffalo, and a Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Education at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia.
Rev. Kim was ordained a PC (USA) pastor in 1995, and served congregations in Detroit and on Long Island before moving to Seattle. It was in Washington State that he worked with Pastor George Pasley, who came to Martin as pastor at Trinity in February of this year.
In addition to preaching, Rev. Kim will officiate the wedding between Rev. Pasley and Tomi McCutchen. He will also meet with Koreans in the Weakley County community that day.
Rev. Kim is blessed with a lovely wife, Grace, and three grown daughters. Areen, Aeyung and Aekyung, all are in art and music professions in New York.