Byung-Gi (Timothy) and Hyun-Soon (Lydia) Kim
Serving in Philippines | Asia-Pacific
Byung-Gi (Timothy) and Hyun-Soon (Lydia) Kim are Global missionaries for the Church of the Nazarene.
Timothy and Lydia Kim, after serving in the Philippines for 28 years, moved to the Federated States of Micronesia on September 05, 2016. Since then, they focus on strengthening churches and developing leadership.
Their call to missions came through much prayer. Especially Timothy got a clear mission call from God when he had 21 days' fasting prayer seeking God's direction for the future in October of 1987. In the Philippines, Timothy had served as preacher and teacher in line with the spiritual development of the church people so called the church revitalization. He also had worked between Korean churches and Philippine churches for evangelism, church planting, and spiritual training, leadership development, scholarship aid, and building projects. Lydia Kim had served as the treasurer of the Philippine and Micronesia Field for 11 years from June 2002 to May 2013 and as the temporal accountant of Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary for 7 months from October 2013 to April 2014. And she also served shortly as the temporal treasurer of the Philippine and Micronesia Field before relocation to FSM..
Timothy Kim received a B. Th. from Canadian Nazarene College in Canada in 1984 after completing the four year diploma course from Korea Nazarene Theological College (now, Korea Nazarene University) in South Korea. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary in 1991 and a B. A. in theology from APNTS in 1993.
Lydia Kim had attended at Korea Correspondence University(now, Korea National Open University) in South Korea for four years while working at the general management office of a company in Seoul before she married to Timothy. She re-enrolled in that University in 2016 as 3rd year student shifting her major from Department of Home Economy to Department of English Language & Literiture and had completed all the course work by 2017. Now she is preparing the final exam for the graduation.
The Kim's have three sons: InnGee, who completed his military service on November 30, 2017 as the Korea Air Force as an interpreting officer and now seeking God's direction for his future; YongGee, who just finished his military service of the Army and prepares to return to the University(HanDong Global University); and JinGee, who is currently studying as freshman at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Home Assignment Dates
Jun 10, 2019 - Sep 10, 2019, Korea, Republic of
Going Where the Church is Not Yet
Today there are over 4.3 billion people who live in areas where there is little to no gospel witness. 4.3 billion people who have not heard the message of the gospel, who have never heard the name of Jesus. We believe that everyone deserves to hear. God continues to call the Church of the Nazarene to spread the message of the gospel, to preach holiness, and to bring good news to the poor all over the world. The task is enormous; far too big for anyone to do alone, but together we can go where the church is not yet and see people, communities, and nations transformed. Reaching these people begins with one step, a step of obedience and faithfulness that says yes to God’s call. Take your first step and start your journey toward serving in missions today.