Dr. Joseph Pak
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies
Office Location: Reade 138
Phone: (765) 998-5328
Specialties: Old Testament survey, Historic Christian Belief, Hebrews and General Epistles, Theology of Worship
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Joseph K. Pak
PERSPECTIVE OF TEACHING MINISTRY
My vision of teaching at a college is training future leaders who will be equipped with a passionate heart for Christ and competent skills to reach out and impact the world with the truths that transform lives.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
2011 - Trip to Greece & Italy (Footsteps of Paul trip)
2010 - Geography of Israel (for credit), Jerusalem University College, Jerusalem, Israel.
2005 - Stephen Leader’s Training at Stephen Ministries’ Leader Training Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
2002 - Evangelism Explosion Clinic Training, Silver Spring, MD
1994-2001 - Ph.D. in New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX (Dissertation Title: “A Study of Selected Passages on Distinguishing Marks of Genuine and False Believers”)
1991-1993 - S.T.M. at Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX (Cum Laude)
1985-1988 - M.Div. at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, VA (Magna Cum Laude)
1981-1985 - B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
9/08-Present - Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Taylor University, Upland, IN
7/09-Present - Adjunct Professor, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, VA
Teaching New Testament on-line courses
1/06-8/08 - Adjunct Professor, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Boyce College, Silver Spring, MD Extension
Taught biblical language classes to M.Div. students at Silver Spring extension of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Bible classes to undergraduate students at Silver Spring extension of Boyce College.
8/02-8/08 - Associate Pastor, Global Mission Church of Greater Washington, Silver Spring, MD
1998-2002 - Court Interpreter, Dallas, TX
Worked as a licensed court interpreter in Texas
1993-2001 - Free Lance Translator, Dallas, TX
Translated a number of books from English to Korean for publishers in Korea.
1993 - Lecturer, Dallas, TX
Taught First Corinthians at the Center for Biblical Studies (an extension program of Dallas Theological Seminary) with positive feedbacks from the students.
1990-1991 - Lecturer, Pagoda Language Institute, Seoul, Korea
Taught English in this prestigious language school.
1989-1990 - International Business Department Staff, Eland Co., Seoul, Korea
Worked at the international business department handling imports and exports of the company. Also taught English in the education department.
2012 - Theology of Worship
2009, 2011 - Hebrews and General Epistles (BIB 332)
2008-2012 - Biblical Literature I (BIB 110), Historic Christian Belief (REL 313)
2009 - Inductive Bible Study (BIB 272)
Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary on-line
2010-2012 - The Book of Hebrews (NBST 654)
2009 - New Testament Introduction (NBST 521)
Boyce College, Silver Spring, MD extension
2008 - New Testament Introduction II (BL 152)
2007 - New Testament Introduction I (BL 151)
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Silver Spring, MD extension
2007 - Intermediate Hebrews (Hebrew 20440)
2006 - Beginning Greek (Greek 22400), Intermediate Greek (Greek 22440)
Center for Biblical Studies, Dallas, TX
1993 - 1 Corinthians
2/12 - Taylor Vespers, Discussant on Bible Q/A
1/12 - Panelist at the High School Group Bible Q/A at Upland Community Church, January 29, 2012
1/12 - Chapel Speaker at Taylor University Chapel, January 9, 2012
9/11 - Speaker, Taylor Korean Student Association Fall Picnic, September 17, 2011
7/11 - Guest Speaker, Lifespring Church, Incheon, Korea, July 17, 2011
7/11 - Guest Speaker, Youngan Church, Busan, Korea, July 13, 2011
7/11 - Guest Speaker, Church of Dream and Love, Ilsan, Korea, July 3, 2011
6/11 - Guest Speaker, Sarang Bible Baptist Church, Sanbon, Korea, June 26, 2011
6/11 - Guest Speaker, Seoul National University International Church, Seoul, Korea, June 19, 2011
2/11 - Taylor Vespers, Discussant on Bible Q/A
9/10 - Retreat Speaker at First Presbyterian Church of Muncie Retreat (Korean congregation), Hartford City, IN, September 3-4, 2010
7/09 - Counselor at KOSTA (Korean Students in America) conference, Anderson, IN, July 6-10, 2009
10/8 - Guest Speaker, First Presbyterian Church of Muncie Korean congregation, Muncie, IN
10/08 - Chapel Speaker at Taylor University Chapel
8/02-8/08 - Global Mission Church of Greater Washington, Silver Spring, MD
In this Korean-American church of about 2,500 members, I served as:
-Minister of Discipleship Training: directing the adult Bible studies and discipleship/leadership programs including evangelism explosion ministry
-Minister of Family Ministry: overseeing Stephen Ministry, father’s school, wife’s school, and other family related ministries
-Minister of Education Ministry: overseeing the education of age groups from preschoolers to high school students
-Liaison between Korean ministry and English ministry and International ministry
-Zone pastor: shepherding over 22 cell groups
11/01-7/02 - New Covenant Baptist Church, Richardson, TX
-Served as the interim pastor of this English-speaking multi-ethnic church preaching and teaching Bible studies.
7/91-7/99 - Hanuri Korean Baptist Church, Carrollton, TX
-Served in various positions according to the needs of the church--as children’s minister, youth minister, young adults minister and as the interim pastor of English ministry. Also provided simultaneous interpretation from Korean to English for the main worship service.
5/86-5/88 - Gibeuon Baptist Church, Fairfax, VA
-Served as the education minister in charge of children’s ministry and started the youth and the young adult ministries.
2010 - “Faith That Does Not Justify” a paper read at Evangelical Theological Society National Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 18, 2010
2010 - “How to Use the Grade Center to Make Students Take More Responsibility” at Technology for Teaching Conference, Upland, IN, August, 2010 (with Leon Amstutz and LeRoy Kroll)
2010 - “The So-What Factor: Connecting Students to Life Implications in the General Education Core” at the Midwest Scholars Conference, Indianapolis, IN, March, 2010 (with Faye Chechowich, Mark Colgan, Tracy Hoskins, Jeanne Sigworth, and Trish Smith)
2009 - “False Believers in the Letter to the Hebrews” a paper read at Evangelical Theological Society National Conference, New Orleans, LA, November, 2009
2008 - “False Believers in the New Testament” a paper read at Evangelical Theological Society National Conference, Providence, RI, November, 2008
2008 - “How to Engage Students with TurningPoint Clickers” a video-conferencing presentation sponsored by Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System (with Gary Friesen, Scott Gaier, and Anita Gray), October 21, 2008
2011 - Pak, Joseph. False Believers in the New Testament. Deer Park, NY: Linus Publications, 2011.
2001 - Swindoll, Charles. Come Before Winter and Share My Hope. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1985. Trans. Joseph Pak and Dong-Soo Han. Seoul, Korea: Christian Literature Crusade, 2001.
1996 - Hendricks, Howard. Standing Together: Impacting Your Generation. Gresham, OR: Vision House Publishing, Inc., 1995. Trans. Joseph Pak. Seoul, Korea: Timothy Publishing House, 1996.
1995 - Warren, Rick. The Purpose Driven Church. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995. Trans. Joseph Pak and Hyunhui Kim. Seoul, Korea: Timothy Publishing House, 1995.
1994 - Hughes, R. Kent. Disciplines of Grace. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1993. Trans. Joseph Pak. Seoul, Korea: Eunsung Publishers, 1994.
1994 - Fuller, Daniel. The Unity of the Bible. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1992. Trans. Joseph Pak. Seoul, Korea: Eunsung Publishers, 1994.
1993 - Ferguson, Everett. The Background of Early Christianity. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1987. Trans. Joseph Pak. Seoul, Korea: Eunsung Publishers, 1993.
Spouse: Josephine Pak
Married: December 20, 1990
Children: Chris Hyunjin and Laura Hyuna
I began to go to church and read the Bible in 1979, but I was born again and my life changed when by the enablement of the Holy Spirit I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior on August 25, 1982 when I was 19.
First Baptist Church, Carrollton, TX, April, 30, 1995