The Rev. J. T. Kim has been serving Riverside First United Methodist Church as Senior Pastor since July 1, 2016, after having served 13 years in the San Diego area at National City First United Methodist Church (2008–2016) and Park Hill United Methodist Church in Chula Vista (2003–2008). Before San Diego, he served as Senior Pastor at Barstow First United Methodist for 4 years (1999–2003), after serving at Arlington United Methodist Church in Riverside as Associate Pastor for Korean Ministry (1997–1999). He is married to KwangJin Kim who is a talented artist and singer with a beautiful voice. They have two daughters: Deborah and Esther.