Paul J. Kim
PAUL J. KIM has earned a growing international reputation as a dynamic speaker and musician with a powerful message of faith, hope, and love. The way he presents is a rare gift to witness and has impacted people of all ages throughout the country and abroad over the past decade. Moving his audiences from laughter in one moment, to deep reflection and prayer in another; Paul utilizes his many talents to communicate the Gospel to young people in a way that is engaging, entertaining, and altogether inspiring.
“Paul J. Kim was amazing. His keynotes always hit home for me and everyone else, but they were also funny and engaging. I felt like he knew exactly what I was feeling and questioning about my faith.”
Growing up, Paul was your typical, jaded, and apathetic teen who could care less about the value of going to Church, while taking in everything MTV had to offer. After an episode during college where he binged on everything the party scene had to offer, leaving him empty and lost; he came to experience the love and mercy of Jesus Christ. This powerful encounter with the risen Lord through a series of events inspired him to become a missionary in New York City for a number of years, working with at-risk youth. His diverse experiences in life, his past work as a therapist, and his background in Theology, Philosophy (B.A. | Franciscan Univ. of Steubenville) and in Marriage and Family Therapy (M.A. | Hope International Univ. of Fullerton), equip him with the ability to understand the issues that people face every day, and connect with any audience.
\“He speaks a message of truth that hits home for young people and adults alike, which greatly impacted participants at our annual Diocesan Youth Retreat. Paul moves to the next level of presentation by intentionally building relationships with youth, which drives home a greater sense of connection and intimacy in his message. Paul is not just a “speaker,” but someone youth feel comfortable sharing with in confidence.” - John Rinaldo | Diocese of San Jose Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry | San Jose, CA
Aside from his speaking ability, Paul’s musical talent stands on its own. What sets his music and live performances apart are his vocal abilities: beatboxing (vocal drumming), harmonies, and lyrics. He gives new meaning to the term: “one-man-band”. Using a loop machine on stage that allows him to produce live multi-track vocal instrumentals, he performs original songs and covers; effortlessly moving from one genre to another (acoustic, hip-hop, spoken word). Though his music has mainstream appeal, his lyrics convey a deep message of faith that has captivated audiences of all ages. Paul has released two music albums entitled “The World Sings” & “Run Fly Fall” (available now on iTunes & Amazon), and the videos he has been featured in on YouTube have accumulated over ONE MILLION views. (www.YouTube.com/PJKmusica). Paul speaks and performs full time at events, churches, and schools throughout the country and internationally. He gives thanks to God, family, friends, fans, and all those who’ve supported his passion for music and life!