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  • Eiko Takamizawa, Ph. D.
  • Eiko Takamizawa, Ph. D.
  • 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 MDiv from ACTS in Korea, and PhD from Trinity International University in Chicago. Currently she is pastoring the Japanese congregation in Onnuri Church in Seoul. She has been a featured speaker for both Japanese and international conferences and seminars held in the US, Japan, Iran, several Asian countries and Brazil.
  • Ah-Young Kim, Ph. D.
  • Ah-Young Kim, Ph. D.
  • Dr. Kim is the newest member of the Torch Trinity Faculty after teaching as an adjunct. She received her BA and MA from Ewha Womans University. Dr. Kim received her PhD in Missiology with concentration in Islamic Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. 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.
  • Hyung Jin Park, Ph. D.
  • Hyung Jin Park, Ph. D.
  • Dr. Park joined Torch Trinity as a full-time faculty member of missiology in 2010. After graduating from Korea University as a biology major (BS), he went abroad to the United States, where he studied biblical and theological studies at Wheaton College (MA). He continued his theological education at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (MDiv). For the next five years, he served full-time in the ministry until his desire to know how the Gospel spread globally compelled him to pursue church history (ThM), and then more specifically, the studies in mission history and world Christianity (PhD) at Princeton Theological Seminary. 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 a global history of Christianity and missionary movements in the non-Western world. He is married with two children.
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