Ho Kim

Korean American Grace Baptist Church,
Military Chaplaincy
Korean American Grace Baptist Church
March 2
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About My Family

I am a Korean-American pastor. I was born in South Korea and came to the USA as a 30-year-old student studying abroad at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. I married my current wife 36 years ago and have three children whose jobs relate to the military service. The first is a daughter, currently working as a combat medic in the U.S. Army, the second is a son, currently serving as an officer of the Dallas Police Department and the Texas National Guard, and the third is a son and currently serving as a naval corpsman in the U.S. Navy.

About My Ministry

I have 35 years civilian ministry experiences as a Southern Baptist pastor, 14 years military ministry experiences as a Army Reserve chaplain and three years hospital ministry experience as a clinical chaplain. I worked as a clinical chaplain at the Hampton VA medical center in 2019 and 2020. At the end of 2020, I was deployed to Kuwait and worked as a clinical chaplain at a U.S. Army hospital in Camp Arifjan for six months.

Now I am preparing myself to get in a VA medical center as a clinical chaplain.

SBC Chaplaincy

Chaplaincy is a vital frontline ministry and extension of the local church. Chaplains reach the lost among the thousands of men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces, correctional facilities, healthcare settings, public safety, disaster relief sites and corporate environments. SBC Chaplains care for the broken, offer hope to the hopeless and advance the gospel of Jesus Christ in hard to reach places.
The qualifications expected of a Southern Baptist applying for endorsement as a chaplain or counselor are established by the using agency and the Chaplains Commission, SBC. These qualification requirements vary according to the type of chaplaincy or counseling ministry involved but all are expected to meet a high level of ministerial competence.


Pray for my employment at the VA medical center as a clinical chaplain. Pray for boldness to share the gospel and open hearts among the people to whom I minister. Pray the people whom I serve will come to saving faith in Jesus Christ and become members of the kingdom of God. Pray for veterans and their family members who suffer depression symptoms and mental illnesses.


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