New Assistant Professor of Church History at NCC

Golden Gate Seminary’s Northern California campus welcomed Dr. Chris Chun as assistant professor of Church History, for the 2008 fall semester. Classes began on August 25. 

Chun received his Ph.D. from University of St. Andrews in Scotland in early 2008. His research was focused on the legacy of Jonathan Edwards on the eighteenth and nineteenth century Baptists in Britain. In particular, special attention was directed to the Edwardsean legacy as manifested in the theology of Andrew Fuller. His Th.M. thesis at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary examined the relationship between Edwards's epistemology and pneumatology. 

Chun serves on the editorial committee of the critical edition of The Works of Andrew Fuller (forthcoming), and is editing one of its fifteen volumes. He has also authored numerous journal articles and conference proceedings. 

“Golden Gate is delighted that Dr. Chun has joined our faculty,” said Dr. Michael Martin, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Chris represents well Golden Gate's commitment to cutting-edge scholarship working hand-in-hand with a passion for Jesus, a love for students and a commitment to prepare God-called ministers for real-world service wherever He may take them. As an added plus for the Seminary, Chris' personal background has prepared him to work productively in the multi-ethnic context that more and more characterizes our churches and our world.” 

A Korean-American fluent in both English and Korean, Chun is an ordained SBC pastor and a frequent speaker at churches, seminars and retreats. He and his wife, Juliann, have two daughters named Karis and Chloe.