43-01: The Nominating Committee recommends that the 43rd General Assembly elect TE Joe Kim as Moderator of the 43rd General Assembly.

Nominee for Moderator of the 43rd General Assembly: TE Joe Kim

Joe Felix Kim is a church planter of Hope Philly, which as of now consists of two micro-churches in the Philadelphia area with a third launching soon. Joe was ordained as a Teaching Elder in the EPC in 2015. Prior to planting Hope Philly, he served as the English Ministry pastor of Korean churches in New Jersey and New York.

Hoping to make it as an actor on Broadway, Joe studied Music at Temple University and later finished his degree Toccoa Falls College in Georgia. But our Lord had different ideas, sending him in 2005 to get his MDiv at Westminster Theological Seminary in Glenside, Pennsylvania.

Joe came to faith in 1995, and quickly got involved in ministry. He has served at various times in his life as a children’s director (his first love), choir director, and youth group director in places like Philadelphia, Atlanta, South Jersey and Queens, New York.

He is a regular contributor to Reformed Margins, a blogsite that provides a platform for Reformed Christian thinkers from various ethnic minority backgrounds to join in the broader Reformed and Evangelical conversations.

Joe is married to Emii and has two beautiful daughters, Norah (7) and Naomi (1). Emii is an advocate of special needs ministry as Norah is on the autism spectrum. It was Emii who taught Joe that Norah isn’t someone to apologize for getting in the way of ministry. Norah and his family is ministry; a ministry from which all other ministries can flow.

Joe has served on various committees in the EPC. In 2017, Joe joined the Ministerial Committee for the Presbytery of the East. In 2018, he was named the Chairman of the Candidates Care Committee. In 2021, he was placed on the General Assembly’s Ministerial Vocation Committee (MVC). He also serves on the EPC’s Revelation 7:9 Task Force.

He enjoys reading, guitars, theology, all Philadelphia sports teams, and spending time with his family.