News Articles

Korean pastor David Gill receives latest Golden Gate alumni honor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–David Young Hwan Gill, pastor of Concord Korean Baptist Church in Martinez, Calif., received Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary’s 2005 Distinguished Alumni Award during the seminary’s alumni and friends luncheon in Nashville, Tenn., June 22 during the Southern Baptist Convention.

Gill holds a master of divinity and master of arts in Christian education from Golden Gate Seminary. He has served as a trustee of Golden Gate from 1995 to 2004 and as an adjunct professor since 1995.

“What impresses me most about Dr. Gill is his 29 years of service at one church,” Golden Gate President Jeff Iorg told the 160 alumni, students and friends in attendance. “It is a testament both to his character and leadership that he has pastored such a healthy, vibrant church for almost 30 years.”

Moving to the United States from Korea in 1976, Gill started Concord Korean Baptist Church with six people. Under Gill’s leadership, the church has grown to more than 600 members and has helped to start new churches in California, Mexico, Nevada, New York and four in Mainland China.

Active in denominational service, Gill is the immediate past second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention and president of the Southern Baptist Council of Korean-American Churches. Gill also has served as the first vice president of the California Southern Baptist Convention.

The seminary grants the distinguished alumni award to those who have demonstrated the ideals of effectiveness in ministry as expressed in the institution’s mission statement.

Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary is a Cooperative Program ministry of the Southern Baptist Convention and operates five campuses in Northern California, Southern California, the Pacific Northwest, Arizona and Colorado.

    About the Author

  • Jeff Jones