We are delighted to welcome Dr. Sam Kim to the Asbury Theological Seminary community as Assistant Professor of Missiology on the Kentucky Campus. Dr. Kim recently completed her Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Asbury Seminary in 2013. Her dissertation examined the Identity Crisis of Jordanian BMB (Believer from Muslim Background) Women at the Beginning Phase of New Faith.

“I am delighted to welcome Dr. Sam Kim to the work of Asbury Theological Seminary,” Dr. Bill T. Arnold, Acting Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, said. “Her breadth of experience as a teacher, student, pastor and with cross-cultural missions brings enormous strength to our faculty team and an added resource for our students. We are grateful to have her on our team as we work toward fulfilling our 2023 Strategic Plan.”

Dr. Kim has authored two books and a variety of papers. Her third book is to be published this year. She actively works with Syrian refugees and participates in cross-cultural ministries in Jordan, working in hospitals and mentoring others in leadership. Her areas of interest include world religion and theology of mission, evangelism and discipleship, identity, women’s studies, and cultural anthropology.

Prior to completing her Ph.D. from Asbury Seminary, she earned a Master of Theology in Missiology from the Asian Center for Theological Studies in South Korea and a Master of Divinity from Seoul Theological University in South Korea. She is currently studying at Yarmuk University in Jordan, pursuing a Master of Arts in Anthropology.

She currently serves on the International Council of Interserve, as the Mission Pastor of Jangjungdan Korean Evangelical Holiness Church, as the Adjunct Professor of the Asian Center for Theological Studies in South Korea, and as a Representative in the Middle East and North Africa for All Nations Missions Center. She has served as a missionary with Interserve for 15 years and as a minister with the Christian Medical Fellowship in Korea from 1997 to 2001.

When not in the pulpit or classroom, Dr. Kim enjoys playing the piano and flute, and walking.