Graduate Theological Union

Sangyil Sam Park

American Baptist Seminary of the WestPark, Sam
Associate Professor of Preaching
Core Doctoral Faculty Member


At GTU since 2006

PhD Graduate Theological Union, 2004
MDiv Drew University, 1994
MTh Methodist Theological Seminary, Korea, 1991

Phone: 510/841-1905 (ext. 242)

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Contemporary Preaching Theories
  • Prophetic Preaching
  • Preaching and Inculturation
  • Preaching and Rhetoric

Selected Publications

  • A contribution of bible studies material to Class Meeting Guide 2008 (forthcoming from The United Methodist General Board of Discipleship).
  • “The Christian Journey: The Ongoing Battle for Waiting,” Living Pulpit, 2005.
  • “Rhetoric and Preaching: A Chronological Overview of Their Relationship in History,”  Asia-Pacific Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 2005.
  • "Outsiders Become Insiders,” Living Pulpit,  2004.
  • “A Thought on Eucharistic Prayer in Come, Let Us Worship,” United Methodists in   Service, 2002.