Dr. Sam D. Kim

Pastor, Theologian, and Activist in Manhattan, New York

Dr. Sam D. Kim

Pastor, Theologian, and Activist in Manhattan, New York

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Founder of 180 Church NYC, a community joining God to restore the beauty in all things.


A practical theologian for the urban church and the city, earned his doctorate in leadership, exploring pervasive and adaptive issues surrounding the emotional ecology in the Soul of the Leader at Gordon-Conwell in Hamilton, MA.

Fellow in Medicine and Theology with Lifelong Learning at Yale Divinity School in collaboration with the Program for Medicine, Spirituality, and Religion at Yale School of Medicine.

Researches topics such as: Clergy Renewal, Leadership, Evangelism, Social Issues, Culture, Bioethics and Cosmology.


Trainer @ Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College. Equipping church and marketplace leaders to engage conversations about faith that begin to flourish.


A passionate advocate for the immigrant and the most vulnerable, was invited to the White House to join a conversation involving dreamers and immigration reform during the Obama Administration in 2010.

Also, one of the signatories of the hundred Prominent evangelical Christian leaders who opposed an executive order banning refugees from the seven predominantly Muslim countries covered by CNN and other media outlets.


An active member of the Lausanne Movement, serves on the leadership council for the North American Lausanne YLGEN in collaboration with Fusion @ The Billy Graham Center.

Husband to Lydia, Dad to Nathan and Josh & best buddies with my Dog Brownie!

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  • Work
    • 180 Church NYC
  • Education
    • Alliance Theological Seminary