Peter L. Lim

Headington Assistant Professor of Global Leadership DevelopmentSchool of Intercultural Studies

Contact Information
MDiv, George Fox University
MA, George Fox University
PhD, Gonzaga University

Biographical Information

In September 2015, Peter Lim joined the School of Intercultural Studies faculty at the Pasadena campus. He comes from Washington, where he taught for Fuller as an adjunct associate professor of intercultural leadership and served as a consultant on leadership development and cultural exchange with the Outreach Foundation/China Mission.

In his past ministry experience, Lim says, “I have always been drawn by leaders who have the humility to connect one with another across cultures. My involvement with several mission organizations in the past decades helped expand my capacity in nurturing leaders to minister in intercultural settings.” Thus, from 2003 to 2008 Lim was the associate vice president and East Asia area director for Partners International. Prior to that, he served as senior minister of the Chinese Evangelical Church, Portland, OR.

Lim’s academic teaching and speaking ranges from his teaching at Fuller Northwest to visiting lecturer or scholar at Jiangsu Theology Seminary and the Divinity School of Chung Chi College, CUHK. He has spoken on intercultural leadership at seminars and workshops in Australia, Belarus, Canada, China, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, Turkey, and the United States.

Lim is married to Stephanie, and they have four adult children.

Courses Taught

  • Practice of Mission

Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching

Contextualization, cross-cultural studies, global church, leadership, and mentoring


  • “Calvin Chao and his leadership of the China Native Evangelism Crusade (C.N.E.C.) between 1943 and 1946: A narrative inquiry,” PhD dissertation, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, 2009.
  • Review of Growing Healthy Asian American Churches: Ministry Insights from Groundbreaking Congregations, in Evangelical Missions Quarterly 44 (2008): 124–26 (written under the nom de plume of Peter Forest).
  • “A Priest Forever: The Story of Rev. Florence Li Tim-Oi,” The International Journal of Servant Leadership 3(2007): 189–202.

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