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Daniel D. Lee to speak at TIU and TEDS commencement ceremonies

Trinity CommunicationsApril 30, 2019

Courtesy Global Mission Church

Daniel Dong-won Lee, a leading global evangelical pastor and educator, will bring commencement addresses May 10-11 at ceremonies honoring spring graduates of Trinity International University’s undergraduate, graduate and divinity school programs.

Lee will address the topic “Vision and Obedience.”

Born in South Korea, Lee became a Christian during his college years, when a Youth for Christ missionary helped him to learn the English language. He later led his entire family and siblings to faith in Christ.

He has pastored large Baptist churches in South Korea and suburban Washington, D.C. Lee founded KOSTA (Korean Student All Nations) with the goal of presenting the Gospel message to Korean students studying in the United States. More than 20,000 students from 12 nations participate in KOSTA each year.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Dr. Lee’s stature and influence to speak to this year’s graduates and their families,” president David S. Dockery said. “His many years of faithful ministry have made an extraordinary difference in all of the contexts in which he has served.”

Lee earned a Doctor of Missiology degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and speaks at a time in which the school is conferring the first Korean Doctor of Ministry degrees to 17 students who will travel from Seoul to participate in commencement. The program in Seoul now has nearly 100 students taking classes taught in the Korean language.

Commencement ceremonies begin at 6 p.m. Friday, May 10 for TEDS and Trinity Graduate School. The commencement for undergraduates begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11.

Both ceremonies are staged in the Meyer Sports Complex on the Deerfield campus. Live streaming of the events will be available at

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