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Dr. Matthew D. Kim

  • Co-Director of the Haddon W. Robinson Center for Preaching; Director of Mentored Ministry; Associate Professor of Preaching and Ministry

First Year at Gordon-Conwell:



  • B.A. (Carleton College)
  • M.Div. (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)
  • M.Th. (University of Edinburgh)
  • Ph.D. (University of Edinburgh)


  • Preaching to People in Pain: Sharing Our Suffering in Sermons (Baker Academic, 2021).
  • Finding Our Voice: A Vision for Asian North American Preaching (Coauthor with Daniel L. Wong, Lexham Press, 2020).
  • A Little Book for New Preachers: Why and How to Study Preaching (IVP Academic, 2019)
  • Homiletics and Hermeneutics: Four Views on Preaching Today (Coeditor with Scott M. Gibson, Baker Academic, 2018)
  • No Program but Time, No Book but the Bible: Reflections on Mentoring and Discipleship in Honor of Scott M. Gibson (Editor, Wipf & Stock, 2018)
  • Preaching with Cultural Intelligence: Understanding the People Who Hear Our Sermons (Baker Academic, 2017)
  • 7 Lessons for New Pastors: Your First Year in Ministry (Chalice Press, 2012)
  • Preaching to Second Generation Korean Americans: Towards a Possible Selves Contextual Homiletic


Before joining the faculty in 2012, Dr. Kim brought over 10 years of preaching and teaching experience to his role at Gordon-Conwell. Most recently, he served as senior pastor of Logos Central Chapel in Denver, Colorado.

He is the author of several books, including Preaching with Cultural Intelligence: Understanding the People Who Hear Our Sermons, which was named the 2018 Preaching Magazine Book of the Year.

His scholarly interests include hermeneutics, homiletics, pastoral ministry, racial reconciliation, pain and suffering, cultural exegesis, and the Asian American church.

His current book projects include The Big Idea Preaching and Teaching Commentary; Ministry Mentor: Practical Wisdom for Pastoral Work; and Mimicking the Messiah: Seeing and Loving Others like Jesus. He is a past president of the Evangelical Homiletics Society and serves on the editorial board of The Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society. Dr. Kim is a featured preacher and contributor on PreachingToday.com and facilitates the Preacher's Book Club through the Center for Preaching. He speaks regularly at churches, conferences, and retreats.

Dr. Kim and his wife, Sarah, have three children.