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Practical Theology

실천신학1 John P. Song|Vice President of Public Relations
Dr. Song has been chaplain and dean of students at Torch Trinity since its founding in 1998 and teaches practical theology. He received his BA from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Korea) before receiving his BS from Bob Jones University (USA) and then his MDiv from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary (USA). Dr. Song also earned honorary doctorate degrees from the following American seminaries: International College & Seminary (DD), Pac-Rim Bible College & Seminary (STD), and Western Baptist College & Seminary (DD). During his stay in Michigan, 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 vice-president of international affairs at the Far East Broadcasting Corporation. Dr. Song is now the pastor 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.
실천신학2 Kang Hack Lee, PhD|Associate Professor of Practical Theology
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) in California, USA. 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 Art of Spiritual Direction (DASD) program at SFTS as a staff member for four years. Dr. Lee earned a BA in mechanical design and product engineering at Seoul National University, an MDiv at Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary (Seoul), and an 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.
실천신학3 Eun Hee Kim, DMA|Assisant Professor of Practical Theology
Dr. Grace Eun Hee Kim, DMA Assistant Professor of Practical Theology. Worship Music. Dr.Kim joined Torch Trinity Graduate University in the fall of 2012 after eight years of serving as an assistant professor and the Director of Conservatory at Chongshin University (Seoul). She earned her Bachelor of Music in piano from Keimyung University. In 1985, she moved to the US and began her church music studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. She earned a Master of Sacred Music from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and Doctor of Musical Arts from the 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.
실천신학4 Deok Won Ahn, PhD|  Professor of Practical Theology
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 (Seoul) where he studied religious studies. He went to the U.S. to continue his theological endeavor at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, USA. He completed his MDiv at Drew and continued his doctoral study at the same school. He finished his PhD 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 has 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.