S. Steve Kang

Dr. S. Steve Kang

Address130 Essex Street
South Hamilton, MA 1982

Associate Professor of Educational Ministries, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

B.A., Cornell University,
M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School,
M.R.E., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School,
Ph.D., Northwestern University/Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary,

Dr. Kang has taught at Gordon-Conwell since 2005, bringing with him experience gained as a professor at Wheaton College and as an adjunct faculty member at Andover-Newton Theological School, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Kang has participated extensively in local and parachurch ministries. In 1994, he was one of the founding pastors of Parkwood Community Church (a Pan-Asian American church plant in the Chicago area). He has served as a full-time volunteer staff member of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, as a pastor of Alliance Fellowship Church in Hoffman Estates, IL, as Director of Christian Education at Hanmee Presbyterian Church and as a lay leader at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Warrenville, IL. He is currently a member of First Congregational Church of Hamilton.

Dr. Kang has served on the boards of several organizations and publications. He currently sits on the board of the Pioneer Clubs in Carol Stream, IL, and the editorial boards of Religious Education and Teaching Theology and Religion. In the past, he has served on the executive boards of the Association of Professors and Researchers in Religious Education and the North American Professors of Christian Education.

Dr. Kang’s teaching and research interests include interdisciplinary research intersecting theological anthropology, ecclesiology and social and self psychology; sociocultural analysis, particularly from a post-Christian era perspective; naturalistic inquiry and sociocultural constructionism; a formational approach to education ministries and multiethnic ministries. His favorite activities as a professor include mentoring, consulting and advising theses and projects.

His personal interests are listening to Mozart, coaching soccer (he is a board member of the Hamilton-Wenham Youth Soccer Association), following the English Soccer League, being a “Mr. Mom,” spending time with his family and interacting with teenagers. Dr. Kang and his wife Chris have two children, Ashley, 15; and Andrew, 13.

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