OUR STORY

A Brief History

In the early 1970s when the number of Korean immigrants increased in Los Angeles area, some Korean church leaders in the area felt an immediate need to establish schools to train men and women for the rapidly sprouting Korean churches among the immigrants.

Dr. John Eui-Whan Kim, a church historian, seminary professor, and pastor of a fast-growing church, was one of those church leaders. Unlike his peers, however, who went on their way to open schools to provide theological education for Korean-immigrants in their mother tongue, John Kim was  inspired by the dream of world mission and decided to establish a seminary for international students from Third World countries.

After sharing his vision with the elders of his church and ensuring support from some of them, his dream was effectuated in the founding of International Theological Seminary in 1982 as a venture of faith.

His intense desire to launch such a unique theological seminary was motivated by the conviction that trained national church leaders would be far more effective in many tasks to which foreign missionaries were normally assigned, such as evangelism, church growth, church planting, and others.

To date, ITS  has graduated over 1,000 students in all of its academic programs, most of whom have returned to their home countries.

MEET THE TEAM

board of trustees

ITS LOGO vector

jim conner

Chairman of the Board

Founder of Transforming Poverty

ITS LOGO vector

Manoch Jangmook

Vice Chairman
President of Bangkok Bible Seminary

ITS LOGO vector

Lee Merritt

Treasurer
Former VP of Finance of Fuller Seminary

ITS LOGO vector

Eddie rigdon

Secretary

Founder of Water Is Life Inc.

FACULTY

ITS LOGO vector

Robert Wyatt

Adjunct Professor of New Testament

ITS LOGO vector

Liu Gu Ha

Adjunct Faculty

ITS LOGO vector

Joseph Tong

Professor, Philosophical and Systematic Theology

ITS LOGO vector

Katherine Ahn

Adjunct Faculty

ITS LOGO vector

Joseph Tong

Professor, Philosophical and Systematic Theology

ITS LOGO vector

Christina Kang

Adjunct Faculty

ITS LOGO vector

Peter Hintzoglou

Professor of Greek Language

ITS LOGO vector

Samuel Ling

Adjunct Professor of Systematic Theology

STAFF

27021848_1650486164989758_7205810554288861227_o

James S. Lee

President



blurred-background-close-up-colorful-1925535

Susan Liu

Librarian

DSC_1046

priscilla adoyo

Vice President of Academic Affairs


blurred-background-close-up-colorful-1925535

Jane Lee

Bookkeeper

6

Premkumar Dharmaraj

Vice President of Student Life


blurred-background-close-up-colorful-1925535

Rei Eusebio

IT Coordinator

blurred-background-close-up-colorful-1925535

Paul Zhaohui Yang

Vice President of Operation & Finance


FullSizeRender

Letty Chen

Registrar

blurred-background-close-up-colorful-1925535

Monica Lau Kao

Director of Chinese Program


DSC_1216

Ei Meren Acierto

Assistant to the President

Support our Mission

This ministry is possible due to the financial and prayer support of individuals like you. Please know that your generosity is making an impact on communities thousands of miles away, as our graduates return home to work and serve as agents of transformation in their area of ministry.