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David Young Hwan Gill

David Young Hwan Gill

Senior Professor of Ministry Leadership | Special Assistant to the President for Korean Programs

Dr. David Gill is a native of South Korea. He became a Christian in his high school years in Seoul, Korea through an American Missionary. He explains that the name David was given by the missionary and he wanted to become like the missionary.

After receiving his B.A in Korea, he came to Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary where he received his Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Education. He also earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, CA. His research work was “Ministry for the Second Generation of Koreans in the U.S.”

He and his wife, Ann, planted Concord Korean Baptist Church in Martinez, CA, where he has served as pastor for over 35 years. Dr. Gill has served the Southern Baptist Convention in various roles including as the second vice-president of the SBC, the first vice-president of the California Southern Baptist Convention, and the president of the Korean Southern Baptist Convention in the United States. Dr. Gill has taught at Golden Gate Seminary for twenty years as an adjunct faculty and he preaches frequently at pastors conferences and seminars.

David, Ann and their son, John, have all graduated from Golden Gate Seminary, and he affectionately declares that “Golden Gate is the best seminary in the world.”

His vision as the Director of the Korean-English Bilingual Program is to mobilize the Korean Diaspora, building strong leaders for the Kingdom through the Golden Gate system. David and Ann have two children and two grandsons.

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Degrees & Accolades

D.Min. San Francisco Theological Seminary
M.A.C.E. Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
M.Div. Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A. Soong Sil University