Kyung-Chik Han

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Kyung-Chik Han

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Han Kyung-Chik

(1902-12-09)9 December 1902
Kan-ri, Korea
Died19 April 2000(2000-04-19) (aged 97)
Other namesPastor Han
CitizenshipRepublic of Korea
Alma mater
OccupationCleric, theologian, author
Parent(s)Do-pung Han & Mrs Lee
ReligionChristianity (Presbyterian)
ChurchPresbyterian Church of Korea (TongHap)
  • 1933
WritingsKyung-Chik Han collection, May the Words of My Mouth
Congregations served
Youngnak Presbyterian Church, Seoul
Kyung-Chik Han
Revised RomanizationHan Gyeong-jik
McCune–ReischauerHan Kyŏngjik

Kyung-Chik Han (1902–2000)[2] was a Korean pastor and church planter and the recipient of the 1992 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.[3]

Born in Kan-ri, P'yŏngwŏn County, Korea, Han graduated from Soongsil University (B. S. 1925), the College of Emporia (B. A. 1926), and Princeton Theological Seminary (B. D. 1929). Ordained in 1933 by the Presbyterian Church of Korea, Han later founded Youngnak Presbyterian Church in 1945, which he pastored until 1973 and served as a Pastor Emeritus until his death. At the time that he received the Templeton Prize, membership of Youngnak Presbyterian Church had grown to 60,000 and the church had fostered about 500 sister churches worldwide.[4]


  1. ^ "South Korean Pastor Wins Templeton Prize". orlandosentinel. Religious News Service. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Kyung-Chik Han collection". University of Toronto Libraries. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  3. ^ Templeton Foundation Press: Sir John Templeton Archived 2008-01-04 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ CHRONICLE - New York Times New York Times


  • Just Three More Years to Live! The Story of Rev. Kyung-Chik Han. 2005 ISBN 89-5721-439-9