Keynote Speaker : Pastor Namjin Kim

National Coordinator of the UK Prayer Mission

Namjin KimWith the Korean UK Prayer Mission having impacted the churches of the UK over the last 5 years, and after 2 successful prayer missions in the New Forest; we are pleased to bring Pastor Namjin Kim, National Coordinator for the UK Prayer Mission to the Wessex Filling Station in February 2017.

Namjin Kim was born in South Korea and grew up in a Buddhist home. His parents dedicated him in the local Buddhist temple when he was a child. But God had other ideas for his life!

As he grew through his later teenage years Namjin became heavily involved in political activities which provoked quite a lot of trouble for his family. When he received his call-up to join the Military for his National Service he was deployed to the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) for three years. The DMZ is a region on the Korean peninsula that demarcates South Korea from North Korea. Roughly following the 38th parallel, the 160 mile DMZ corridor incorporates territory on both sides of the cease-fire line as it existed at the end of the Korean War in 1953.

Even though this was a strict and tough environment God miraculously began to reveal Himself to Namjin, who up to the time that his family moved to Seoul had never heard of Jesus, Christianity nor the Church! He says of that time:

"My life during the military service was all about God transforming and moulding me into the man he wanted to be."

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When he was finally discharged from military service, he was encouraged by a number of Christians to pursue God and enter theological training for full time ministry. After much heartfelt prayer and with his heart aflame with the gospel, he decided that this was the right thing to do and so he enrolled at Chongshin Theological University (pictured right) in Seoul to major in History Education and Theology.

It was during his studies that met faculty lecturer Dr. Sang-Sub Yoo (see article to right) who had such a huge influence on his Christian thinking and prayer life. Dr. Yoo became his mentor and a deep friendship developed between the two. Dr Yoo, who after completing 25 years as Lecturer in New Testament studies in the university retired to become the Senior Pastor at Changshin Presbyterian Church in Seoul city, is travelling to the UK this week to see first-hand what is happening spiritually in the UK. He will share the platform with Namjin at Wessex Filling Station.

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After graduation Namjin, and by then an active member of KwangMyung Presbyterian Church - the largest Presbyterian church in Korea with a membership of over 10,000 members, was called to move out into the world as a missionary. He and his wife Sungeun, who he met during his studies at University, married and two weeks later moved out into the UK mission field. They have also lived and ministered in the United States, where he also received his Master of Divinity degree, in Wales and over the last 5 years has been the assistant pastor responsible for evangelism, prayer ministry, and Korean inbound mission at Merland Rise Church in Surrey. He is also part of the Evangelical Alliance ONE COMMISSION advisory committee.

Namjin is now the National Director/Coordinator of the UK Prayer Mission which brings Korean pilgrims of prayer to the UK to pray for the spiritual revival of this country.

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We look forward to welcoming both Namjin and Dr. Yoo to the Village Hotel on the 23rd February, doors open for FREE refreshments and fellowship at 7:00 pm. We hope Namjin's word to us around the theme of 'The Dawning of New Day of Prayer', will encourage you both personally and spiritually.

Date & Time:

  • Wessex Filling Station: 23rd February 2017
  • 7:30pm ~ 9:30pm
  • (Doors Open) 7:00pm / 1900hrs with Refreshments
  • Doors Close: 10:00pm

* Prayer Awakening Tour 2017 further dates:

As part of the Prayer Awakening Tour 2017: Namjin and Dr Yoo will be visiting 3 New Forest Churches as well as Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole during their stay. These meeting are public events and therefore if you wish to hear more of what they have to say you can attend those meetings.

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Cost FREE Entry:

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This is NOT a ticketed event. Free entry on a first come first served basis. The Village Hotel ‘Inspiration Suite’ Auditorium seats 200 with overflow for 50+ standing in the Inspiration Bar directly adjacent to the main suite. This is a another great opportunity for the church to come together in unity and lift high the name of Jesus.



The Village Hotel Bournemouth

The Village Hotel Bournemouth
Wessex Fields,
Deansleigh Road,

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