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DepartmentDepartment of Media, Journalism and Public Relations
Biola AffiliationsFaculty


  • M.A., Regent University
  • B.A., Biola University


KiYong Kim is a seasoned public relations professional with expertise in humanitarian and faith-based organizations. As an international communications expert, he brings a global perspective developed through his experiences in places such as Hong Kong, South Korea, China, the Philippines, Australia, and the United States. As an advocate for the eradication of extreme poverty in his lifetime, Kim’s work with Compassion International helped over 20,000 children find sponsors. His experience included managing experiential events in churches, universities, and music festivals; launching a nation-wide fundraising campaign for the Korean-American market; and leading vision trips to Guatemala, the Philippines, and the Dominican Republic. As a subject matter expert in cross-cultural and international communication, he helped reimagine the communications and technology platforms for Compassion. At Ambassador Advertising Agency, Kim worked to expand the reach of faith-based organization's radio programs such as Mercy Ships, the Billy Graham Evangelical Association, Max Lucado's UpWords, and the Life Issues Institute. Today, he provides digital branding and strategic communication consulting for start-ups and faith-based organizations. Kim is an Accredited Public Relations Professional (APR), who graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Biola University and earned his Master of Arts in Strategic Communication from Regent University.


  • Public Relations Society of America
  • Public Relations Society of America Orange County Chapter
  • Public Relations Society of America Educator's Academy
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