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  • Faculty Emeritus

    ACTS Faculty Emeritus

    MOFFETT, SAMUEL HUGH (Deceased)
    The First President of ACTS
    B.A. Wheaton President if ACTS
    Th.B. Princeton Theological Seminary, USA
    Ph.D. Yale University, USA

    HAN, CHUL-HA (Deceased)
    Honorary President / The First Vice-President of ACTS
    B.A. Seoul National University, Korea
    Th.M. Westminster Theological Seminary, USA
    Th.D. Union Theological Seminary, Virginia, USA

    NELSON, MARLIN L. (Deceased)
    Professor Emeritus of Missiology
    B.A. Minnesota University, USA
    M.Div. & D.Miss. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA

    KANG, CHANG HEE
    Professor Emeritus of New Testament
    B.Th. Yonsei University, Korea (1970)
    M.Div. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA (1979)
    Ph.D. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA (1987)

    Publication

    The Place References in the Gospels and the Historicity of the Gospels (2002). Evangelical Understanding of the NT (2002).
    A Commentary on the Second Epistle to the Corinthians (2007). The Life and Theology of Calvin and Wesley (2013). From the Deep I-IV (2010-2015).

  • Faculty in Residence

    Department of Theology

    WON, JONG-CHUN
    Professor of Historical Theology
    B.A. University of Pennsylvania, USA (1979)
    M.Div. Westminster Theological Seminary, USA (1982)
    Ph.D. Westminster Theological Seminary, USA (1989)

    Publication

    Spirituality of John Calvin and English Puritans (1994). Puritan Covenant Ideas: Power for the English Reform Movement (1998). Essence of Medieval Spirituality: St. Bernard of Clairvaux (2004). Theology and Piety of John Calvin (2008). Justification and Sanctification: Historical-Theological Study on the Relationship between Justification and Sanctification (2017).

    HAN, SANG HWA
    Professor of Systematic Theology / Director of ACTS Theology Research Center
    B.A. Soong Jun University, Korea (1984)
    M.Div. Westminster College, UK (1984-86)/ACTS, Korea (1987-88)
    Ph.D. Westminster Theological Seminary, USA (1996)

    Publication

    Doing God-centered Theology (2010). Postmodernism and the Evangelical Theology (2008).

    CHUNG, HONG-YUL
    Professor of Systematic Theology
    B.Eng. SungKyunKwan University, Korea (1985)
    M.Div. Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary, Korea (1988)
    Th.M. Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary, Korea (1990)
    Dr.Theol. Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen, Germany (1997)

    Publication

    A Study on Apostle's Creed (2005). Co-Author. Ecclesiology (2009). Christology (2011). Doctrine of God (2012). Eschatology (2012). Soteriology (2015). Pneumatology (2017).

    PAK, UNG KYU
    Professor of Historical Theology / Dean of Planning
    B.A. Chongshin University, Korea (1984)
    M.Div. Westminster Theological Seminary, USA (1989)
    Th.M. Westminster Theological Seminary, USA (1992)
    Ph.D. Westminster Theological Seminary, USA (1998)

    Publication

    Bruce F. Hunt: A Life and Ministry (2004). Millennialism in the Korean Protestant Church (2005). Seasons of Refreshing: A History of Evangelism and Revivals in America (2006). The Last Days Are Here Again: A History of the End Times (2007). Age of Reason (2013).

    LEE, HAN YOUNG
    Professor of Old Testament / Dean of Graduate School of Theology (Korean Program)
    M.D. Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil (1986)
    Post-Doctoral Fellow New York Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (1988)
    M.Div., S.T.M. Biblical Theological Seminary, USA (1993)
    Ph.D. North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa (1999)

    Publication

    From History to Narrative Hermeneutics (2004). How to Read the Old Testament? (2004). Pentateuch: A Message from a Historical and Narrative Perspective (2008). Numbers: Hope and Failure in the Wilderness (2009). Old Testament Ethics (2017).

    HUR, JU
    Professor of New Testament / Dean of AIGS
    B.A. Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea (1986)
    M.Div. Westminster Theological Seminary, USA (1993)
    Ph.D. Sheffield University, UK (1998)

    Publication

    A Dynamic Reading of the Holy Spirit in Luke-Acts (2001). How to Ring a Bell of Theology (2005). New Testament Exposition & Application (2008). How to Read the Gospels (2012). The Word Meditation along with the Acts of the Apostles(2016).

    CHO, HWI
    Professor of Old Testament
    B.A. Chongshin University, Korea (1990)
    M.Div. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA (1996)
    Ph.D. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA (2002)

    Publication

    Studies on the Prophetical Books (2004). Exposition on the Book of Amos (2011). Exposition on the Book of Nahum (2013). The Word Meditation along with Amos (2017).

    SHIN, SUNG WOOK
    Associate Professor of Preaching / Director of Pastoral Ministry Institute
    B.A. Keimyung University, Korea (1988)
    M.Div. equiv. Chongshin Theological Seminary, Korea (1991)
    Th.M. Calvin Theological Seminary, USA (1997)
    Ph.D. University of Pretoria, South Africa (2004)

    Publication

    What is Da Vinci Code? (2006). A Method for Interpreting the Bible (2007). The Trio of Preaching (2009). Top Preacher: 29 Rhetorical Skills (2011). An Analysis of Preaching of Rev. Daniel Dong-won Lee (2014).

    JUNG, SUNG KOOK
    Associate Professor of New Testament / University Chaplain
    B.A. Korea University, Korea (1998)
    M.Div. Westminster Theological Seminary, USA (2003)
    Ph.D. Westminster Theological Seminary, USA (2010)

    Publication

    Paul’s Missional Use of Scripture: A Redefined Approach with Special Reference to 2 Cor 3. (2010). Rethinking the Quiet Time Movement in Korean Church (coauthor, 2015).

    KIM, SUNG JIN
    Assistant Professor of Old Testament / Director of International Affairs
    B.A. Chongshin University, Korea (1999)
    M.Div. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, USA (2003)
    Ph.D. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA (2012)

    Publication

    Teaching on Friendship in the Proverbs of Solomon (Prov 10:1-22:16 and Prov 25-29): A Text-Linguistic Study (2012).

    KIM, KYU SEOP
    Assistant Professor of New Testament / Director of International Affairs
    B.A. Sogang University, Korea (2005)
    M.Div. Chongshin Theological Seminary, Korea (2009)
    Th.M. Calvin Theological Seminary, USA (2011)
    Ph.D. University of Aberdeen, UK (2016)

    Publication

    The Firstborn Son in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity: A Study of Primogeniture and Christology (2016).

    SHIN, JONG CHEOL
    Research Professor of Church History
    B.A. Chongshin University, Korea (1987)
    M.Div. Chongshin Theological Seminary, Korea (1990)
    Th.M. Chongshin University, Korea (2001)
    Ph.D. Chongshin University, Korea (2012)

    Publication

    The Korean Presbyterian Church and the Fundamentalism (2003). Search the Bible Lands (2008). Theological Reflections on Presbyterian Church History (2012).

    Department of Intercultural Studies & Social Welfare

    CHONG, HUNG HO
    Professor of Missiology/ President
    B.A. Seo-Kyung University, Korea (1982)
    M.Div. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (1986)
    Th.M. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA (1991)
    Ph.D. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA (1995)

    Publication

    Gospel and Contextualization (2004). Bible and Mission: Biblical Foundation of Mission Theology (2014).

    AHN, JUM SIK
    Associate Professor of Missiology
    B.A. Seoul National University, Korea (1985)
    M.A. Seoul National University, Korea (1987)
    M.Div. Hapdong Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Korea (1997)
    Ph.D. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA (2002)

    Publication

    Worldview and Spiritual Warfare (1995). Discern the Worldviews (1998). Ch'i, What is Problem? (1999). Worldview, Religion, and Culture (2008).

    SON, SHIN
    Associate Professor of Christian Social Welfare / Director of Intercultural Studies & Social Welfare Department
    B.A. Yonsei University, Korea (1987)
    M.S.W. Columbia University, USA (1991)
    M.Ph. Columbia University, USA (1998)
    Ph.D. Columbia University, USA (2006)

    Publication

    Defining the Meaning of Work for Minority Older Adults: A Comparative Study between Korean Americans and African Americans, (2006). 21st Century Volunteer Management: Theory and Practice (2011).

    HA, TAI SUN
    Research Assistant Professor of Social Welfare
    B.A. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (1998)
    M.A. Soongsil University, Korea (2001)
    Ph.D. Soongsil University, Korea (2012)

    Publication

    Family Therapy for Couples with Mother-in-Law Problems (2011). A Study on the Correctional Program for Juvenile Delinquents (2011). A Multiple Case Study on the Experiences of Juvenile Victim and Offender (2012). A case Study on the Relational Restoration Experiences of Juvenile Victims and Offenders (2014). Theories of Social Work Practice (2014, Co-author). A Qualitative Case Study on the Experiences of Juvenile Victims and Offenders (2015). Introduction to Youth Welfare (2016, Co-author).

    Department of Christian Education & Counseling

    YIE, SOOK KYUNG
    Professor of Christian Education
    B.A. Ewha Womans University, Korea (1981)
    M.A. Ewha Womans University, Korea (1983)
    M.Div. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (1998)
    Ed. D. Paris X Naterre University, France (1990)

    Publication

    Culture and Christian Education (2005). Christian Understanding to Schooling (2010, co-author). Faith and Christian Education (2015). The Eco-system of Christian Education for Next Generation (2015, Co-author).

    KIM, JUN SOO
    Professor of Pastoral Counseling
    B.A. State University of New York, USA (1984)
    M.Div. Westminster Theological Seminary, USA (1988)
    D.Min. Westminster Theological Seminary, USA (1995)

    Publication

    Mind Healing (2008).

    AHN, KYUNG SEUNG
    Professor of Christian Counseling / Dean of Academics (Undergraduate)
    B.Th. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (1986)
    Th.M. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA (1996)
    Ph.D. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA (2000)

    Publication

    Evangelical Christian Counseling (Co-author, 2004). Evangelical Family Counseling (Co-author, 2006). The Courage to Forgive (2007). Wise Caring (2013).

    KIM, YOUNG HEE
    Associate Professor of Pastoral Counseling
    B.A. Ewha Womans University, Korea (1979)
    M.A.R. Westminster Theological Seminary, USA (1984)
    Th.M. Stellenbosch University, South Africa (1994)
    Th.D. Stellenbosch University, South Africa (2003)

    Publication

    Art of Love: Marriage. Christian Family Therapy (2010, Co-author).

    JUN, B. J. (Byoungchul Joseph)
    Associate Professor of Christian Formation and Leadership / AIGS Director / Director of Christian Education & Counseling Department
    B.A. University of Colorado, USA (1995)
    M.Div. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA (1998)
    Ph.D. Biola University, USA (2010)

    Publication

    Deep-Rooted in Christ and Scripture by Heart and the Spirituality of Gratitude, Joshua Kang (2007). The Good and Beautiful God, The Good and Beautiful Life, and The Good and Beautiful Community, James Bryan Smith (2009).

    LEE, SOO IN
    Assistant Professor of Christian Education
    B.A. Chongshin University, Korea (1998)
    M.Div. Chongshin Theological Seminary, Korea (2003)
    M.A. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, USA (2006)
    Ph.D. Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, USA (2012)

    Publication

    Effective Teaching Methods for 21st Century Christian Educators (2015). Introduction to Christian Education & Counseling (2016).

    Department of English & Global Studies

    KIM, DUK-YOUNG
    Professor of Applied Linguistics / Director of English & Global Studies Department
    B.A. ChungAng University, Korea (1988)
    M.A. University of South Carolina, USA (1996)
    Ph.D. University of Florida, USA (2001)

    Publication

    A Descriptive Analysis of Korean and English Apologies with Implication for Interlanguage Pragmatics (2001). A Study of Korean College Students' Acquisition of American Culture through the American Movie (2012).

    KIM, DANIEL JOHNGUK / Director of Library & Information Center
    Associate Professor of Missiology
    B.S. North Carolina State University, USA (1980)
    M.Div. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA (1986)
    Th.M. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA (1996)
    Ph.D. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA (2002)

    Publication

    The Contemplative Way: A Christian Perspective (2008).

    KIM, HANSUNG
    Associate Professor of TESOL and Missiology / Dean of College Admission / Director of Global Language Center
    B.A. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (1993)
    M.A. in ICS (with TESOL Emphasis) Prairie Graduate School (PBI), Canada (1998)
    D.Miss. Biola University, USA (2011)

    Publication

    The Internationalization of Three Korean Mission Organizations (2011). From the Kingdom of Morning Calm to the Hermit Kingdom (2017).

    JOUNG, EUN YOUNG
    Research Professor of English
    B.S. University of California, Los Angeles, USA (1998)
    M.A. Wheaton College Graduate School, USA (1999)

    MATTHEW GUNN
    Visiting Professor of English
    B.A. University of Windsor, Canada (1998)
    M.Div. Tyndale University College & Seminary, Canada (2005)

    Department of Christian Chinese Studies

    YU, SHIN HWA
    Professor of Missiology / Chinese History / Director of Chritian Chinese Studies Department
    B.E. National Taiwan University, Taiwan (1979)
    M.Div. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (1985)
    M.A. Korea University (Ph.D. Candidate), Korea (1988)
    Ph.D. Peking University, China (1999)

    Publication

    Three Ways to Learn Chinese (2005).

    PARK, JUNG WON
    Visiting Professor of Chinese Linguistics
    B.Th. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (1994)
    M.A. Nankai University, China (2000)
    Ph.D. Candidate, Beijing Normal University, China (2005)

    General Studies

    KEUM, DONG CHEOL
    Professor of Liberal Arts (Literature)
    B.A. Seoul National University, Korea (1987)
    M.A. Seoul National University, Korea (1994)
    Ph.D. Seoul National University, Korea (1999)

    Publication

    The Rhetoric of Korean Modern Poetry (2001). The World of Kim, Hyun Seung's Poetry and Christian Imagination (2015). Critical Reading and Logical Writing (2016).

    KWON, OH YUN
    Associate Professor of Old Testament/ Director of Student Affairs (Undergraduate)
    B.Th. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (1986)
    M.Div. Hapdong Theological Seminary, Korea (1993)
    Th.M. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (1999)
    Ph.D. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (2013)

    Publication

    A Close Reading of Ecclesiastes: Structure and Unity (2013).

    JUNG, JI UNG
    Adjunct Professor of Politics
    B.A. Seoul National University, Korea
    Th.M. Seoul National University, Korea
    Ph.D. Seoul National University, Korea

    KIM, YOUNG KWANG
    Adjunct Professor of English Education
    B.A. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (2007)
    M.A. Kook Min University, Korea. (2010)
    Ph.D. Kook Min University, Korea. (2013)

    ACTS Adjunct/Research/Visiting Professors

    KIM, SAMUEL J.
    Visiting Professor of Missiology / AIGS Lecturer of Practical Theology
    B.A. UCLA, USA (1982), Calvin College, USA (1985)
    M.Div. Calvin Theological Seminary, USA (1989)
    Th.M. Calvin Theological Seminary, USA (1990)
    D.Min. Bellhaven University USA, (2009)
    Ph.D. Reformed Graduate University, Korea (2017)

    CHOI, KEUM SOON
    Research Professor of Christian Counseling / Director of ACTS Student Counseling Center
    B.A. Yonsei University, Korea (1986)
    M.A. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (2005)
    Ph.D. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (2013)

    Publication

    A Study on the Role of the Christian Community in the Christian Counseling (2012).

    KIM, YOON KWON
    Adjunct Professor of Christian Education
    Ed.D. Koshin University, Korea

    CHUNG, TIMOTHY W. C.
    AIGS Lecturer of Mission Studies
    B.A. Sungkyunkwan University, Korea (1970)
    M.B.A. Indiana University, USA (1970)
    M.A. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA (2011)
     

    Publication

    Culture and International Business in the Global Age (2013).

    ACTS Professors of Regional Studies

    KIM, JONG IL
    Research Professor (Turkey)
    B.A. Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea (1988)
    M.A. Istanbul University, Turkey (1992)
    M.Div. Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary, Korea (2012)
    Ph.D. Istanbul University, Turkey (1998)

    Publication

    A Study of Ataturk’s Leadership (1999). Brother Nations, Korea and Turkey–A History of Turkish Soldiers’ Participation in the Korean War (2007). Basic Turkish Grammar (2012). Turkish Conversation Dictionary (2015). Introduction to Middle East Mission through Key Words (2017).

    SO, YOUN JUNG
    Research Professor (Arab) / Editor of ACTS Theological Journal
    B.A. Hansei University (1994)
    M.Div. ACTS International Graduate School, Korea (1999)
    Th.M. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (2003)
    Ph.D. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea (2008)

    Publication

    Quran and the Holy Spirit (2009). Muslim Wives (2011). Christianity and Islam (2017).

    AHN, SOON CHEOL
    AHN, SOON CHEOL
    D. Miss. Grace Theological Seminary, USA

    EOM, KYEONG SEOP
    Research Professor (East-West Center for Missions Research and Development)
    D. Min. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA

    JUNG, DEUK SOO
    Research Professor (Mexico)
    D. Min. Howard University, USA

    KANG, DAE HEUNG
    Research Professor (Thailand)
    D. Min. Reformed Theological Seminary, USA

    KIM, JONG GU
    Research Assistant Professor (China)
    Th.M. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea
    Ph.D. Candidate, Seoul Bible Graduate School of Theology, Korea

    KIM, JIN HAK
    Research Professor (Israel)
    B.A. (hon.) University of the Western Cape, South Africa (1999)
    Th.M. University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (2002)
    M.Div. University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (2005)
    Th.D. University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (2008)

    SONG, WEON KUN
    Research Professor (North Korea)
    Ph.D. Myoungji University, Korea

    JUNG, JONG KI
    Research Professor (North Korea)
    Th.M. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea

    CHO, GI YOUN
    Research Professor (North Korea)
    Th.M. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea

    HONG, JUNG SOO
    Research Professor (France)
    Th.M. Hansei University, Korea
    Ph.D. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea

    KIM, JIN WOOK
    Research Professor (Oasis)
    B.A. Daegu University, Korea
    M.Div. Presbyterian Theological Seminary
    Th.M. Asia United Theological University, Korea
    Ph.D. Louisiana Baptist University, USA

    OH, YOUNG CHUL
    Research Professor (Thailand)
    B.A. Jeju University, Korea(1988)
    M.Div. Chongshin Theological Seminary, Korea(1996)
    Diploma. Free Church College, Scotland(2002)
    D.Min. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA(2009)

    YOO, BENJAMIN DONGYUN
    Research Professor (India)
    Ph.D. Wales University, UK

    YUN, SUK HO
    Research Professor (Pakistan)
    Ph.D. Asia United Theological University/ACTS, Korea

    CHUNG, HYUNG NAM
    Research Professor (Jordan)
    D.Min. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA

    CHANG, OAN IK
    Research Professor (Cambodia)
    D.Min. Reformed Theological Seminary, USA

    PARK, MYONKI JOSHUA
    Research Professor (China)
    Ph.D. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA

    BANG, JOHN SUNGIL
    Research Professor (Cambodia)
    D. Min. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA