Our Leadership

Seoul Presbyterian Church was founded under the leadership of Dr. Jong Yun Lee, in November 1991. After Rev. Lee retired in 2011, Rev. Samuel Park has served as our Head Pastor.

English Ministry Pastor

Daniel J. Kim is the Pastor of English Ministry at Seoul Presbyterian Church. Born in Korea and educated in the U.S., Daniel has a diverse background in science, art, theology, and missiology. He studied Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) at North Carolina State University. He was trained in classical ballet and choreography at School of American Ballet. He received his theological training (M.Div.) and missiological training (Th.M. and Ph.D.) at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has various ministerial experiences as pastor, evangelist, church planter, training center director, conference speaker, seminary professor, spiritual mentor, and artistic director. Presently, Daniel serves as a full-time professor, teaching spiritual theology and mission theology at Asian Center for Theological Studies and Mission (ACTS) in Korea. Moreover, he is the founder and director of Imago Christi Studio, a research and training center for theology, spirituality, and creative arts. Daniel, along with his wife, Esther, and their 3 daughters (Sarah, Michelle, and Anna), returned to Korea some 5 years ago with the purpose of propagating an international vision for spiritual training center.


Our ministry began in 2001 as just a small group studying the Bible in English. Then, in just a few short years, by God¡¯s grace, the group grew into a full worship service. During that time, our church called Rev. Arthur Kinsler, an American missionary, as the ministry¡¯s first preacher. As our needs grew, the church called our ministry¡¯s first full-time pastor, Rev. Joshua Cho in January 2008, followed by Rev. Steven Martinolich from June 2011. Now the English Ministry is led by Rev. Daniel J. Kim since January 2013.