Matthew D. Kim, Ph.D.

Matthew D. Kim, Ph.D.
Professor of Practical Theology; Holder of the Hubert H. and Gladys S. Raborn Chair of Pastoral Leadership
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B.A., Carleton College
M.Div., Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
M.Th., University of Edinburgh
Ph.D., University of Edinburgh


Research Interests
Pastoral Leadership
Pastoral Ministry
Congregational Studies

Courses Taught
Integrative Seminar
Leading in the Kingdom (D.Min. seminar)
The Life and Work of the Pastor

Publication Highlights
  • Co-Author, Preaching to a Divided Nation: A Seven-Step Model for Promoting Reconciliation and Unity (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2022)
  • Preaching to People in Pain: How Suffering Can Shape Your Sermons and Connect with Your Congregation (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2021)
  • Co-Editor, The Big Idea Companion for Preaching and Teaching: A Guide from Genesis to Revelation (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2021)
  • A Little Book for New Preachers: Why and How to Study Homiletics (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2020)
  • 7 Lessons for New Pastors: Your First Year in Ministry, Second Edition (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2020)
  • Co-Author, Finding Our Voice: A Vision for Asian North American Preaching (Bellingham, WA: Lexham, 2020)
  • Co-Editor, Homiletics and Hermeneutics: Four Views of Preaching Today (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2018)
  • Editor, No Program but Time, No Book but the Bible: Reflections on Mentoring and Discipleship in Honor of Scott M. Gibson (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2018)
  • Preaching with Cultural Intelligence: Understanding the People Who Hear Our Sermons (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2017)
  • 7 Lessons for New Pastors: Your First Year in Ministry (St. Louis: Chalice, 2012)
  • Preaching to Second Generation Korean Americans: Towards a Possible Selves Contextual Homiletic (New York: Peter Lang, 2007)
  • About Dr. Kim

    Matthew D. Kim is Professor of Practical Theology and holder of the Hubert H. and Gladys S. Raborn Chair of Pastoral Leadership at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University. Before joining the Truett faculty in 2022, he taught at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary for ten years as the George F. Bennett Professor of Preaching and Practical Theology and served as the director of the Haddon W. Robinson Center for Preaching and director of Mentored Ministry.

    A past-president of the Evangelical Homiletics Society, Dr. Kim is on the editorial board of The Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society. Matt served as a senior pastor, college minister, and youth pastor in Colorado and Massachusetts for ten years. His research projects include Becoming a Friendlier Church (Lexham), How Do You Teach That? (Co-Author, Zondervan Reflective), and Ministry Mentor (Baker Academic). He contributes articles regularly to Influence Magazine, Preaching Magazine, and Preaching Today.

    Matt is a native of Chicago, Illinois, is an avid Chicago sports fan, and enjoys playing basketball. He is married to Sarah and they have three sons.

    George W. Truett Theological Seminary