Walter Kim
December 10, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Hodges Chapel

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Effective July 30, following new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Samford University is requiring all persons on campus, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face masks in all public indoor settings.

Walter Kim will give the commencement address during Beeson's December Commencement and Service of Consecration. 

Kim is president of the National Association of Evangelicals. After ministering for 15 years at Boston’s historic Park Street Church, he served as the pastor for leadership at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Virginia, and currently serves as teacher-in-residence. 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 regularly teaches in seminaries, addresses Evangelical concerns with elected officials, and provides theological and cultural commentary to leading news outlets, including The Washington Post, Christianity Today, The New York Times and CNN. He also 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. He contributed to the Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Archaeological Study Bible and The Soul of Medicine. He is a licensed minister in the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference.