Dr. Meesaeng Lee Choi, who served as Professor at Asbury Theological Seminary, passed away on January 11, 2023, after battling illness. 

Dr. Choi served as Professor at Asbury Seminary from 2002 until her retirement in September 2023. She became a tenured faculty member in 2007. She taught courses in church history, historical theology, and the history of Christianity. Before joining the Asbury Seminary faculty, she was Adjunct Professor at International Evangelical Seminary in Staten Island, NY, teaching courses in church history, doctrine, Wesleyan theology, and missiology. Dr. Choi held pastoral and chaplaincy roles prior to becoming a professor.

A native of South Korea, Dr. Choi earned an M.Div. from Seoul Theological University in 1986, graduating Summa Cum Laude, before arriving as a student at Asbury Seminary. Dr. Choi earned a Th.M. from Asbury Seminary in 1991 before going on to earn an M.Phil. and a Ph.D. from Drew University. 

Dr. Choi held several professional memberships and was a speaker, lecturer and writer. Her presentations and professional publications included her research on revival movements, the Korean church, Wesleyan theology, world missions, and the history of Christianity.

“We are saddened by the loss of Dr. Meesaeng Choi, a valued faculty member of Asbury Seminary since 2002,” says Asbury Seminary President Timothy C. Tennent. “She was an asset to the Seminary community, and her areas of expertise and research are valuable contributions to the study of Christianity around the globe.” 

Dr. Choi’s funeral service will be held Tuesday, January 16 at 7 p.m. at the Church of All Nations in Nicholasville, KY.