Throughout the year in Ruth’s Attic at the Billy Graham Library we feature special picks from our President and CEO, Franklin Graham. Currently in Ruth’s Attic you can find The Life of Billy Kim.
A story of ministry and influence, Kim’s young life moves from a poor farming family in Korea to an unlikely opportunity to go to America for his education. When Kim returned to Korea, it was with an education, a recognized aptitude for public speaking, and a passion and vision for ministry.
Kim translated for Billy Graham during the 1973 Crusade – his interpretive skill marked by speed, accuracy, and enthusiasm – where the crowd grew to 1.1 million each night.
In 2000, Dr. Kim became the first Asian elected as President of the Baptist World Alliance. Kim is now the senior pastor of the Suwon Central Baptist Church, which he built from 12 members to over 15,000, and the chairman of the Far East Broadcasting Company.
The Life of Billy Kim is the story of how God’s work has been revealed in this one man’s life. For anyone looking for guidance as they serve the Lord, Billy Kim’s life will be a powerful inspiration of providence in a surrendered life.