About Us


At St. Paul UMC we value prayer.  Prayer is a joyful privilege and we would be delighted to pray for you.  We offer prayer on Sunday morning as well as through the week.  May God be graceful.  From the Bible and in the Epistle of James it is written (from the Message version):

“Are you hurting? Pray. Do you feel great? Sing. Are you sick? Call the church leaders together to pray and anoint you with oil in the name of the Master. Believing-prayer will heal you, and Jesus will put you on your feet. And if you’ve sinned, you’ll be forgiven—healed inside and out.  Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with. Elijah, for instance, human just like us, prayed hard that it wouldn’t rain, and it didn’t—not a drop for three and a half years. Then he prayed that it would rain, and it did. The showers came and everything started growing again.”

 We pray God’s presence with you.

Rev. Joong Hyuck Kim

Rev. Joong Hyuck Kim has served Korean UMC of Bethlehem since 2013, and Fritz Memorial UMC since 2018 at the same time. (Two-point charge) Over twenty year period and prior to coming to the EPA Conference, Rev. Kim planted several churches and served congregations in Georgia, California, and South Korea.

He believes God makes his people move forward TOGETHER in any circumstances through the providential way.  Additionally, Rev. Kim enjoys exploring all of the ways that pastoral ministry springs from the people of God, and is very interested in developing relevant practical worship ministries for the local church.

Rev. Kim was born in Seoul (Korea) and is married to Jiyoung Choi Kim, who is a registered nurse.  They have three children: Inhee, Jonathan, and Abigail. The family came to the United States in 2008. His family is ready to serve the community they belong to with all the family and friends of the St. Paul UMC in Hellertown.