Yale Kim has been leading prayer meetings since being radically saved in his youth group in 1995. Since that time, he has been involved in gathering youth, college students, and pastors from different denominations and organizations to pray together. Yale’s previous work includes working as the Director of Church and Community Relationships for Together 2016, Director of Technology and Project Manager at TheCall, Director of Northland House of Prayer, Worship Director/Pastor at two Southern Baptist churches and he helped organize numerous worship and prayer meetings that have drawn over 100,000 cumulative attendees.
Currently he serves as the Director of Church and Community Partnerships and Director of the Rep Program for the Together 2016 gathering, a part of the RESET Movement. With the support of many ministries such as the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, the Mission America Coalition, and the Luis Palau Association, RESET is calling the Largest Jesus Gathering in US history in Washington DC in the summer of 2016.
Yale firmly believes that there is no division between secular and sacred. Yale serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Elite Visa Plans and Elite EB-5 Solutions, both companies involved in the job creation program under United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (part of the Department of Homeland Security). Both companies specialize in helping bring foreign direct investment into the United States.
In addition, he leads 1159 Ministries, Inc., a non-profit organization that serves other ministries in mobilizing and producing Christian stadium and arena sized gatherings. Among those ministries served have been SoulCheck 2011 Houston, Line in the Sand Gathering in Pasadena on 11-11-11, TheCall Aviva, and recently the RESET LA conference. In the past through his work with 1159 Ministries, Yale served as the Chief Operating Officer at the Pasadena International House of Prayer (PIHOP) as well as the Executive Director of The Collide, a youth and young adult ministry that has to date gathered more than 30,000 people to free conferences and gatherings.
Through 1159 Ministries, Yale also serves on the National Prayer Committee as well as the Strategy Team (effectively the Board of) Collegiate Day of Prayer. He is also a worship leader that has led at the 2008 California State Southern Baptist Convention meeting and at the 2000 Spirit West Coast with Scott Wesley Brown.
Yale grew up in Cerritos, California and attended the University of California Riverside and the California State University of San Marcos. While living in Kansas City, Missouri, Yale married his wife Annie in Houston, Texas where they resided for six months. Yale and Annie reside in Santa Clarita, California with their two sons.