Jung-hoon “Rio” Kim

Assistant Dean of Asian Studies; Professor of Christian Studies
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Junghoon Kim serves as Assistant Dean of Asian Studies and Professor of Christian Studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He had served Asian Studies as academic coordinator at Midwestern since 2013.

He earned his Bachelor in Architectural Design from Handong Global University and a Master of Divinity from Chongshin Theological Seminary in South Korea. He also holds a Doctor of Education from Midwestern Seminary.

Before being called into full-time ministry, Dr. Kim served Auckland Korean Student Council as a chief leader to evangelize local Asians in Auckland, New Zealand and worked for CODA Architectural Company as a staff designer for 3 years.

Dr. Kim served as a director of youth group and the executive assistant at Oryun Church, as the director of education and the executive pastor at Changsung Church, and as the worship and education director at Kansas Woori Church. Dr. Kim’s ministry interest is on youth ministry. In particular, he has focused on a ministry role of connecting Korean American youth groups who suffer from cultural and generational gaps.

Dr. Kim is married to Heajun Cho and has two cheerful children: Julianne and Olivia.


Local Church:

Antioch Bible Baptist Church, Gladstone, MO