Presbyterian Church of Korea
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DaeShin I
381-1 SukSu 1 Dong, ManAn-Gu
Korea, Republic of (Asia)
Telephone: +82 34 373 6881
Fax: +82 34 371 6884
Address-No.: 13112 / 4602

The origin of this church goes back to 1948 when Dr. Kim Chi-Sun, Pastor Kim Sun-Do, and Pastor Yun Phil-Sung started evening courses for the formation of candidates for the ministry. The school later became DaeHan Seminary. The history of the denomination is closely connected with the history of DaeHan Seminary. In 1960, after the split of TongHap and HapDong, ICCC began to be active in Korea. Under the influence of Dr. Carl McIntire and with the financial support of the ICCC, Dr. Kim Chi-Sun, who belonged to HapDong, founded in 1961 the Bible Presbyterian Church. He became the director of the DaeHan Seminary. Soon tension developed between the Mission Department of the Bible Presbyterian Church and DaeHan Seminary, represented respectively by Dr. Bak Joon-Gul and Dr. Kim Chi-Sun.In 1968 Kim Chi-Sun withdrew from the ICCC. But new problems developed. Kim Chi-Sun was running DaeHan Seminary by himself, and he even tried to get his son Kim Sae-Chang appointed as director of the seminary. The idea was opposed by a professor of the seminary, Choi Soon-Jik, who together with some seminary students founded a new denomination called HapDongJinRi. The movement was joined by several groups. A leading figure of HapDongJinRi was Huh Kwang-Jae (cf. no. 34). In 1972 Dr. Kim Chi-Sun and his son withdrew from DaeShin I (cf. no. 17). Gradually, DaeShin I sought to clarify the position of the church. The constitution was revised (1970) and the name of the church changed to DaeShin (1972). The church adopted the “Declaration of the Church” (1974), amended the new constitution (1976), and joined the Council of Presbyterian Churches in Korea (1980) and WARC (1992). DaeShin has experienced a rapid development and has actively participated in efforts of cooperation among the churches. DaeShin runs a seminary and a school and publishes a weekly church newspaper.

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Statistic data of church

total: 139916
(conventionally): 1170
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 0
Ordained clergy
total: 1256
no women´s ordination
total: 0
total: 0
  deacons not available
total: 0
no information about missionaries working abroad
Baptismal practise
no information about baptism
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 0
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 1

Schools providing general education
other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
Presbyterian (30 Presbytery in Korea, 3 abroad, General Assembly)
Traditional type
  • presbyterian
Official languages
  • Korean
  • Apostles´ Creed
  • Westminster Confession (1646/47)

International assiciations


last update: 27.02.2004
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