Kim Papaioannou was born and grew up in Greece. He earned a double BA in Religion and History (1989) and an MA in Religion with an emphasis in the New Testament (1991) from Newbold College in Berkshire, England. In 2006 he graduated with a PhD in Theology from the University of Durham, in Durham, England. He has served as church pastor for 13 years and has taught New Testament at graduate level for four years. He has authored numerous scholarly and professional articles.