Grace Mission University was founded in Los Angeles with a vision of the United Presbytary sending 2,000 missionaries all over the world. A seminary was needed to fulfill this vision. Therefore, Grace Mission University, the higher educational arm of the Presbyterian Church International General Assembly, was founded to train Spirit-filled leaders for the Lord. GMU offers five degree programs: the B.TH. in Theology, MA in Christian Education (MACE), MA in Intercultural Studies (MAICS), Master of Divinity (MDiv), and Doctor of Missiology (DMiss). Milestones in our development are as follows:

  • February 5, 1996 – Inauguration ceremony for Grace Mission University
  • May 10, 1996 – Approved with BPPE (State of California) to operate as a religious exempt university
  • January 1, 1998 – Inaugurated Dr. David Kwangshin Kim as second president
  • October 1, 2000 – Inaugurated Dr. Young Kyu Ryu as third president
  • February 1, 2002 – Inaugurated Dr. David Kwangshin Kim for a second term as forth president
  • July 1, 2002 – Moved from Anaheim to the Miracle Center in Fullerton
  • February 2, 2006 – Inaugurated Dr. Kyunam Choi as second academic dean
  • November 1, 2008 – Inaugurated Dr. Hyunwan Kim as third academic dean
  • April 2009 – Award of candidate status with TRACS
  • February 2010 – Award of candidate status from Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE)
  • July 1, 2011 – Inaugurated Dr. Donghyun Huh as student dean
  • October 30, 2011 – Award of membership status with Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • April 2012 – Award of accredited status with Association of Theological Schools (TRACS)
  • June 2012 – Award of Associate membership status with Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
  • February 2013 – Award of Accredited status from Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE)
  • January 2013 – DMiss Program accredited by Association of Theological Schools (TRACS)
  • Feb. 2015 – Award of Candidate membership status with Association of Theological Schools (ATS)