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  • Kurtes Quesinberry, Th.D.
  • Kurtes Quesinberry, Th.D.
  • Dr. Song was chaplain and dean of students at Torch Trinity since its founding in 1998 and has been teaching practical theology. He received his B.A. from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies before receiving his BS from Bob Jones University and then M.Div. from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. Dr. Song also earned honorary doctorate degrees from International College & Seminary (DD), Pac-Rim Bible College & Seminary (STD) and Western Baptist College & Seminary (DD). During his stay in the USA, Dr. Song served as chaplain at Kent County Prison. He planted and pastored at Lansing Korean Church and Franklin (Detroit) First Baptist Church. After coming to Korea, Dr. Song was deputy chaplain at the 1988 Seoul & 2004 Athens Olympics and served as chaplain of the Hallelujah Soccer Team. He also worked as the vice-president for international affairs at the Far East Broadcasting Corporation. Dr. Song is now the pastor of emeritus at Torch-Light Baptist Church where he has pastored for 18 years. He is the founder and director of Centennial Christian School and vice-president of Public Relations at Torch Trinity. He is married and has three children.
  • Kang Hack Lee, Ph.D
  • Dr. Kang Hack Lee
  • Dr. Lee joined Torch Trinity as a full-time faculty member in 2011. He got his PhD in Christian Spirituality at Graduate Theological Union (GTU) and San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS). His research includes spiritual direction, spiritual discernment, spiritual practices (especially, lectio divina and Examen prayer), narrative psychology, and Korean Neo-Confucianism. During his doctoral program, he participated in the Diploma in the Arts of Spiritual Direction (DASD) program at SFTS as a staff member for four years. Dr. Lee earned BA in Mechanical Design and Product Engineering at Seoul National University, MDiv at Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary, and MA in Christian Spirituality at GTU. He also served at a campus ministry group, Evangelical Student Fellowship (ESF), for ten years. He is currently serving at Dail Church as adjunct pastor and often gives lectures on Christian spirituality to several churches. He loves to give spiritual direction, individual or communal, and guides silent retreats. He is married with two children.
  • Eddie Byun, Ph.D
  • Dr. Eddie Byun
  • Dr. Byun has taught preaching at Torch Trinity since 2009, but came on staff full-time in 2011. He received his BA in Speech Communication at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and afterwards moved to Vancouver, BC to study at Regent College, where he earned his M.Div degree. He was also mentored by Haddon Robinson at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston where he earned his DMin in preaching. Dr. Byun has also been serving as the Lead Pastor for Onnuri English Ministry (OEM) since April of 2008 and is Editor-in-Chief of Living Life, a daily devotional magazine published monthly. He is married to his wife, Hyun and has three children, Emma and Ellie (who went to be with the Lord) and a son Enoch.
  • Deok-Weon Ahn, PhD
  • Deok-Weon Ahn, PhD
  • Dr. Ahn joined Torch Trinity in 2012 and teaches Practical Theology. He started his theological journey at Seoul Theological University. After majoring in theology, he went to Sogang University where he studied Religious Studies. He went to the US to continue his theological endeavor at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. He completed his MDiv at Drew and he continued his doctoral study in the same school. He finished his PhD work in Liturgical Studies in 2004. Later, he taught at Drew as a full-time faculty member for four years, teaching worship and preaching.

    Dr. Ahn worked in various ministerial settings including serving as the pastor of the English ministry at Hanbit Church in New York and Hanwoori church in Seoul. He recently served as the senior pastor of Zion Church in New Jersey. Dr. Ahn is married with two children, Dan and Christine.

  • Eddie Byun, Ph.D
  • Dr. Grace Eun Hee Kim
  • Dr. Kim joined Torch Trinity Graduate University in fall 2012 after eight years of serving as an assistant professor and the Director of Conservatory at Chong Shin University. Dr. Kim earned a Bachelor of Music in piano from Kei-Myung University. In 1985, she moved to the US and began her church music studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. She received her Master of Sacred Music from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and Doctor of Musical Arts from American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, IL. Dr. Kim has given numerous recitals throughout the United States, Korea, Japan, and China. As a demanded lecturer, she actively gives lectures and seminars on church music and hymn improvisation at universities and churches throughout the country. She has released two CDs, published three books, and four academic theses. Dr. Kim currently serves as Dean of AGO Korean chapter. She is the program host, "Church with a View" at 극동Art TV. She is married with two children, JoAnn and Joseph.
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