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A spiritual giant in the faith exhorts the leaders in CHC.
On March 23, the church leaders and School of Theology students had an encounter with Dr. Paul Kim—a spiritual giant in the faith who is also a towering figure in the marketplace.
Presently a highly successful venture capitalist in the marketplace, Kim is the head elder of Jubilee Christian Center in the US, the executive director of Church Growth International, and also the personal interpreter of Dr. Yonggi Cho, founder of the world-famous Yoido Full Gospel Church in Korea. To top it off, Kim’s net worth currently stands at US$2 billion.
Kim began by sharing the testimony of his salvation, having been saved on the island of Guam, through Teen Challenge, a drug rehabilitation center for youth. From there, he became a Southern Baptist youth pastor and a successful practicing lawyer before his foray and inception into the interpretation ministry. He shared about the years of delay and challenges involved in putting up Jubilee Christian Center’s own church building, finally realized through persistence and being constantly reminded that God had not given them a “spirit of fear” but of “power, love and a sound mind”.
After Kim’s sharing, Kong joined him on stage to conduct a question and answer session, touching on topics about being successful in business and ministry. Citing from Matthew 6:33 about the need to seek first the kingdom of God and all His righteousness, Kim exhorted everyone to excel in their respective field and focus on being successful. He also mentioned the three areas that help him manage his demanding schedule: having an incredible team of staff, having great faith and learning how to delegate. “It is being on top of your game,” he affirmed.
Kim then shared other invaluable insights with regards to his modus operandi on being a witness for Christ when he works with his CEOs and to live a life that is based on “believing, visualizing and speaking.”
The evening was both an eye and mind opener to the possibility that it is possible to be a giant in the marketplace, not a Philistine one, but a spiritual giant on fire for God.