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Teaching the Word! Changing the World!


선교학1 Eiko Takamizawa, PhD|Professor of Mission
Dr. Eiko Takamizawa has been teaching mission at Torch Trinity University since 1999. She is the first Japanese female missiologist to become a member of faculty in Korea. She was converted to Christianity from atheism while she was in college (BA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies). After teaching in secular education for ten years, she dedicated herself to God's ministry. She received an MDiv from Asia United Theological University Korea (formally called Asian Center for Theological Studies and MIssion), and a PhD from Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL, USA. Currently, she is pastoring the Japanese congregation at Hallelujah Community Church in Bundang. She has been a featured speaker for both Japanese and international conferences and seminars held all over the world in nations such as the U.S., Brazil, Iran, and Japan.
선교학2 Ah Young Kim, PhD|Assistant Professor of Mission
Dr. Kim received her BA and MA from Ewha Womans University (Seoul). Dr. Kim received her PhD in Missiology with a concentration in Islamic Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, CA, USA). In Korea, she has taught at Ewha Womans University, Seoul Women's University, and Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary. She lectures regularly at churches and seminars of mission organizations in Korea on Islam and Muslim-Christian relations. She has worked for the Institute of Islamic Studies in Korea as associate director and also worked for the Somang Academy as director. Dr. Kim is married with two children.
선교학3 Hyung Jin Park, PhD|Associate Professor of Mission
Dr. Park joined Torch Trinity as a full-time faculty member in 2010. After graduating from Korea University as a biology major earning a bachelor of science. He went abroad to the United States, where he earned a master of arts in biblical and theological studies at Wheaton College (IL, USA). He continued his theological education at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL, USA) and earned an MDiv. For the next five years, he served full-time in ministry until his desire to know how the gospel spread globally compelled him to pursue a ThM in church history, and then later a PhD in mission history and world Christianity at Princeton Theological Seminary (USA). Before coming to Torch Trinity, he served as a pastor in several local churches in America, and taught lay leaders in church congregations worldwide including seminary students in Nepal. As a historian of mission and world Christianity, his teaching and research interests include the global history of Christianity and missionary movements in the non-Western world. He is married with two children.