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Dr. Matthew D. Kim

Associate Professor of Preaching and Ministry, Director of the Haddon W. Robinson Center for Preaching, Director of Mentored Ministry

First Year at Gordon-Conwell: 2012


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 Finding Our Voice: A Vision for Asian North American Preaching (Co-author with Daniel L. Wong, Lexham, 2020). His scholarly interests include hermeneutics, homiletics, pastoral ministry, racial reconciliation, pain and suffering, cultural exegesis, and the Asian American church.

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 has been invited to give lectureships on preaching at Moody Bible Institute, Tyndale University College & Seminary, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He speaks regularly at churches, conferences, and retreats.

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


  • 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)
  • The Big Idea Companion to Preaching and Teaching (Coeditor with Scott M. Gibson, Baker Academic, 2021)
  • Finding Our Voice: An Introduction to Asian North American Preaching (Coauthor with Daniel L. Wong, Lexham, 2020)
  • A Little Book for New Preachers: Why and How to Study Homiletics (IVP Academic, 2020)
  • 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 (Peter Lang, 2007)

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