Walter Kim is a pastor, scholar, and thought leader with a passion to see the Gospel impact lives, transform communities, and change culture. His speaking and writing bring Biblical wisdom to significant intellectual, cultural, and social issues of the day. He is an inspirational and collaborative team leader who has been making and empowering disciples of Christ in diverse settings.
Walter currently serves as a pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, VA. He ministered for fifteen years at Park Street Church in downtown Boston, one of the oldest evangelical churches in America. Walter serves on the board of the National Association of Evangelicals. In addition to the pulpit ministry, he has spoken at college campuses, churches, retreats, and symposia, particularly in the areas of Biblical theology and cultural issues.
One colleague describes him as "the epitome of a public scholar who, like Paul, could engage some of the brightest minds in the world in serious reflection upon (and appreciation of) the relevance, truth, and beauty of the gospel." By his words and example, Walter calls people to love God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love their neighbors as themselves.
Walter received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Near Eastern languages and civilizations; his master of divinity from Regent College in Vancouver; and his B.A. from Northwestern University in philosophy and history. He is married to Toni Kim, and they have two teenagers.