Pastor Nick Kim studied biology at the University of Illinois (at Chicago) to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a dentist. However, God had other plans for him. Pastor Nick became saved, and God gave him a vision and passion for reaching people for Christ. While pursuing a Master of Divinity at Trinity Divinity School, he served as a youth pastor at several Korean churches. Upon graduation, he continued to serve as a youth pastor and worked as a church development associate and new work specialist for the Chicago Metro Baptist Association. He also worked as a consultant for LifeWay Christian Resources.
In 2000 God gave Pastor Nick a vision to plant Living Grace Church and New Life Community Church. Over the years, Pastor Nick was involved in different ministries. He was a Co-Pastor of a Church, involved in prison ministry and mentoring ex-convicts. He also served as the Lead Pastor at Grace Community Church.
Pastor Nick is married to a wonderful woman of God, Ji Yoon, who loves the Lord and people.She sees herself as a “helper” to him. They have one daughter Rachel who is entering college this coming fall (2021). They also have a dog (Max), who is very energetic and adorable.