Pastor, Scholar and Thought Leader

February 21, 2020 ...

God used a conversation in a parking lot after watching Star Wars to plant the seeds of the gospel in Walter. A couple of years later, he had an unexpectedly charismatic conversion at a Korean-American Presbyterian conference. This was followed by years of discipleship in white, midwestern evangelicalism, which then ripened in the international reformed …

NAE Inauguration Ceremony to Install Walter Kim, Honor Roy Taylor

February 19, 2020 ...

“Walter Kim has been a steady and faithful voice for decades,” said Ed Stetzer, executive director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College. “Evangelicals can be confident of his leadership and his wisdom. His bridge-building, humble and thoughtful approach exemplifies the kind of leader that evangelicals need now.” Kim serves as pastor for leadership …

Walter Kim | A Leader for the Next Decade

January 15, 2020 ...

In this podcast, you’ll hear Walter describe: How his parents’ immigration story shaped his view of American life; What living in different environments — from a coal town in Pennsylvania to Harvard University — taught him about bridging cultural divides; His understanding of “evangelical-isms” within America; and What opportunities await evangelicals in today’s cultural moment. …

Bright Hopes for Tomorrow

December 23, 2019 ...

Evangelical churches in America are doing well, and evangelicalism around the rest of the world is booming—especially in Africa, South America, and parts of Asia and Europe. To flourish in the coming decade, what trends should American pastors anticipate? Let’s risk some predictions for 2029. Read the full article at Christianity Today.

NAE Appoints Walter Kim as Next President

October 17, 2019 ...

“As a proven pastor, scholar and thought leader, Walter brings an incredible combination of skills to lead the National Association of Evangelicals into the next decade,” said Roy Taylor, chair of the NAE Board of Directors. “His ability to think critically and engage charitably has garnered respect and enthusiasm among our leaders as we consider …

Most Have Not Made Funeral Plans, But Think They Should

September 4, 2019 ...

“Planning for funerals shouldn’t be limited to the elderly and to a distant date. Some die young. Death comes by surprise. Advance planning can be a gift and blessing to those who are shocked and grieving,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “I have 100 percent chance of dying,” said …

Diamond Anniversary

February 27, 2019 ...

Diamonds are valuable because they are comparatively rare, amazingly strong, exceptionally durable and can be stunningly beautiful. Best known for their prominence in jewelry from engagement rings to royal crowns, they are most common in industry due to their extraordinary hardness and thermal conductivity. Simply stated, diamonds can cut through just about anything, but there …

On NAE’s Future

February 14, 2019 ...

What is the National Association of Evangelicals good at doing right now? The NAE has been serving the evangelical community for 75 years, and today all of that history and experience has built an association that is as large, strong and significant as it has ever been. In the midst of our diverse and dynamic …

Better Together

February 11, 2019 ...

That feeling of being different pervaded Pentecostalism in the first few decades of its existence. These were the heady decades of the Fundamentalist-Modernist controversy in American Protestantism. The Assemblies of God — along with other Pentecostal denominations — clearly mustered in the ranks of conservative doctrine. Indeed, in 1928, Pentecostal Evangel editor Stanley Frodsham declared, …