Yung-chol Kim (1929-2018) was a Korean American methodist pastor. A dedicated activist, he devoted his life to support human
rights, democratization, and peaceful reunification of Korea, and helping Koreans in the United States. The collection consists
of four boxes of textual materials.
The Rev. Yung-chol Kim [김영철, Young-chol Kim, Kim Yung-chol, Kim Yong-chol](1929-2018) was born on June 24, 1929, in Sunchon-si,
Pyongan namdo (평안남도 순천시 성암리), North Korea to father Yong-sae Kim and mother Hwak-sil Kwon. He moved to the States in 1961
to study and obtained his Doctor of Ministry at the Drew Theological Seminary in 1975. He served as a pastor in several United
Methodist Churches (UMC) in New Jersey and later in Torrance and Gardena, CA. Throughout his life in the U.S., he took a leadership
role in supporting South Korean political prisoners, democratization, human rights, and unification movements.
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