In memory of Dr. SukHyo Son


“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” (Timothy 4:7-8)

Dr. SukHyo Son, an exemplary believer, entrepreneur, and director of our school, was called by God on May 29, 2021. As a Christian entrepreneur, Dr. Son served as a model for many people by living a practical, religious life and serving his community through volunteering and generous donations. He cared for those in need in the shadows of society.

Dr. Son and Reverend Dong Sun Lim first met while serving together in the Korean Air Force in 1954. Reverend Lim was the Chaplain of Sa-Chun Air Force Base at the time, while Dr. Son was attending his weekly services. Reverend Dong Sun Lim is the Founder of Oriental Mission Church, Founder of World Mission University, and served as the Chief of Chaplains in the Korean Air Force. They actively devoted themselves to evangelization through their shared values and beliefs in the Lord. As a result, Dr. Son developed a love and passion for World Mission University’s vision through his relationship with Rev. Dong Sun Lim.

He has made major contributions to the University dormitory, the Department of Nursing, and several scholarships to help foster promising students. He continued his interest in school development until God called him. The university honored Dr. Son’s dedication by conferring an honorary doctorate in Humanities in 2001.

World Mission University sends its deepest condolences for Dr. SukHyo Son and his family. At the same time, we express our gratitude and respect for Dr. SukHyo Son, who is now embraced by the Lord after “finishing the race and completing the task the Lord Jesus has given me”, as Apostle Paul confessed in the Bible.

In honor of Dr. Son and his legacy, World Mission University and the Board unanimously decided to name its chapel “SukHyo Son Memorial Chapel”. The University decided to do this to inherit the will without forgetting his spirit and love. As students, faculty and guests enter the SukHyo Son Memorial Chapel, they will always be reminded of the practical love and spirit of Dr. Son. We are committed to spreading the love of Christ to those who are especially left out and in need to bring life to Dr. Son’s legacy.

We are sending condolences to the bereaved families who are grieving the loss of their beloved husband, father and grandfather. Although it is humanly sad, I hope they find great strength from the hope of seeing him again.

World Mission University will spread the love of Dr. SukHyo Son by nurturing the people who are committed to devote themselves to serve the world with love – just as Dr. Son did.


World Mission University President Sung Jin Lim