Golden Gate Seminary Receives Endowment For Kim School of Global Missions

Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary has received a $3.25 million gift for the purpose of funding The David and Faith Kim School of Global Missions. The Kims commemorated Dr. Faith Kim’s retirement from the Seminary by giving this gift to permanently endow The David and Faith Kim School of Global Missions. The Kims created an original fund in 1995 to establish The Kim School, which has been financed in part with the fund’s earnings. This gift of the fund’s principle is the largest single gift the Seminary has ever received.

“David and Faith Kim continue to invest in our future by this remarkable gift,” said Dr. Jeff Iorg, Seminary President. “While they have long supported the Kim School, this gift makes their support perpetual and insures the long-term success of our programs in missions and intercultural education. We thank God for their consistent support and vision for what God can do through Golden Gate Seminary.”

Dr. Faith Kim, Professor of Intercultural Studies at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, will retire effective July 31, 2012. Dr. Kim has been associated with the Seminary since 1979 when she began teaching Contextualized Leadership Development (CLD) courses in Southern California. Appointed to full-time faculty status in 1996, Dr. Kim has served the Seminary for many years teaching at both the Southern and Northern California campuses on a weekly basis.

“Drs. David and Faith Kim are incredible supporters of the mission of Golden Gate Seminary,” said Victor Vanloo, Director of Development. “Though this significant gift is certainly a tangible example of their incredible generosity, it pales in comparison to their endearing love, passion, and commitment to teaching others intercultural competencies that help introduce a lost world to the Good News of Jesus Christ.”