My name is Mitch Kim. Though born in southern California, I was raised in Tokyo. Though raised in Tokyo, I am Korean by blood. Though Korean in blood, I am an American citizen. Though I’m an American citizen, my home is in heaven. I was called into ministry while studying philosophy as an undergraduate at Wheaton College (B.A., 1996), and so I trained for ministry at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for my M.Div (2000). Since then I have also finished a M.A. in Biblical Exegesis and a Ph.D. in New Testament Biblical Theology at Wheaton College Graduate School. My dissertation title was, “The Blessing of the Curse: Exploring the Fulfillment of Gen 1:28 in a Context of Suffering.” After finishing that degree and serving in one immigrant church for almost twenty years, we planted Living Water Alliance Church in Naperville, IL in 2011, which merged with Blanchard Alliance Church in Wheaton in 2015 to become Wellspring Alliance Church.
I’ve written God Dwells Among Us: Expanding Eden to the Ends of the Earth (Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity, 2014) (with G. K. Beale), a Bible study on Genesis: Knowing the Bible (Wheaton: Crossway, 2012), and “Intergenerational Ministry: Why Bother?” in Honoring the Generations: Learning with the Asian-Church (Valley Forge, Pa.: Judson University Press, 2012). Other speaking and writing can be seen on the Resources tab.
Recently, running has been added to my hobbies of reading, playing with my daughters Elise (b. 2002), Ana (b. 2004) and Eden (b. 2010) and drinking good coffee with friends and especially my wife, Eunsil Kim. Favorite authors include Wendell Berry, Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Jonathan Edwards.