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|Billy Kim of South Korea addresses a Jan. 21 worship service at Judson Baptist Church in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Kelly Davis Shrout |
Kim, who was president of the Baptist World Alliance from 2000-05, spoke in conjunction with a four-state tour by the Changwon Children’s Choir, visiting Judson Baptist Church in Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 21.
|The Changwon Children’s Choir from South Korea perform in Nashville, Tenn., as part of their four-state U.S. tour for the Far East Broadcasting Company.Photo by Kelly Davis Shrout |
“Billy Kim has not only walked as a giant among Baptists, but among evangelicals as well,” said Gene Mims, pastor of Judson Baptist Church, in his introduction. “He is a Christian ambassador who walks humbly with the Lord.”
The 45-voice Changwon Children’s Choir, consisting of students in grades two through seven, was organized in 1996 as one of the ministries of the Far East Broadcasting Company in Korea. The choir is under the direction of Sang Chul Lee. The children’s families paid their own way to the United States to “come and tell Americans thank you for sending missionaries to Korea,” Kim told Baptist Press.