Jonathan Kim, PhD

Faculty Since 2021
Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology


BTh, Prairie College
MDiv, Tyndale Seminary
MLE, Trinity Western University
PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School


Dr. Kim’s areas of study include theology, linguistics, and education. He previously served with Wycliffe Bible Translators for 20 years, where he equipped local church leaders and empowered other missionaries. During his time at Wycliffe, the Bible books Jonah and Ruth were published in a minority language he worked with. Mark and Genesis were published subsequently after his departure. He taught courses such as Language & Culture Acquisition, Sociolinguistics, Developing Intercultural Competency, Adult Education, Multicultural Leadership, and Cultural Anthropology in Canada and West Africa. He speaks five languages. Dr. Kim has served as a pastor and is passionate about utilizing his position to cater TEDS’ resources directly to churches worldwide, mission agencies, and Non-Governmental Organizations. He enjoys hiking and walking with his wife, spending quality time with their three adult children, and reading in coffee shops while listening to jazz

Selected Publications

Defending Shame: Its Formative Power in Paul’s Letters (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2020)

“The Politics of Peace: Ephesians, Dio Chrysostom, and the Confucian Four Book”. Supplements to Novum Testamentum 133. (Leiden: Brill, 2010)

“Introduction and notes for Ephesians” NIV Study Bible (Zondervan, 2015)

Affiliations & Achievements

  • Member, Evangelical Theological Society
  • Member, The Society of Biblical Literature
  • Member, National Association of Professors of Hebrew