Walter Kim became the NAE president in January 2020. He also serves as teacher-in-residence at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, Virginia, after ministering for 15 years at Boston’s historic Park Street Church. He has spent nearly three decades preaching, writing and engaging in collaborative leadership to connect the Bible to the significant intellectual, cultural and social issues of the day. He serves on the boards of Christianity Today and World Relief, and on the Advisory Council of Gordon College. Kim received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, his M.Div. from Regent College in Vancouver, and his B.A. from Northwestern University, and he is a licensed minister in the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference.
In his inaugural address, NAE President Walter Kim said, “God commissioned Jesus to proclaim good news to the world… Evangelicals are good news people. When Jesus came to proclaim good news, he came as the first evangelical. Of course, he didn’t simply proclaim good news. He is the good news.”
The event also installed new board leadership, including John Jenkins as NAE board chair and Jo Anne Lyon as NAE vice-chair.