Emmanuel Christian Seminary has 10 full-time faculty members, all of whom have Ph.D.’s and years of practical ministries and/or classroom teaching experience. Their doctoral degrees are from Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, Notre Dame University, University of Toronto, Texas Woman’s University, Marquette University, Catholic University of America, Boston University, University of Maryland, and Union Presbyterian Seminary.
- Adam Bean: Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, M.A. Johns Hopkins University
- Jason A. Bembry: Professor of Old Testament
Ph.D. Harvard University, M.Div. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Ministry Experience: Campus Ministry
- Paul M. Blowers: The Dean E. Walker Chair of Church History, Professor of Church History
Ph.D. and M.A. Notre Dame University, M.Div. Emmanuel Christian Seminary
Ministry Experience: 3 years of Associate and cross cultural ministry. Volunteer chaplain at Johnson City Medical Center
- Samuel K. Elolia: Professor of Theology and World Christianity
Ph.D. Trinity College, University of Toronto, M.A. Acadia University, B.A. Tyndale University College
Ministry Experience: 6 years in Kenya and Canada
- Jack B. Holland: The Russell F. and Marian J. Blowers Chair of Christian Ministries, Professor of Christian Ministries
Ph.D. and M.S. Texas Woman’s College
Ministry Experience: 15 years in youth, associate, college, and adult ministries
- Ronald E. Kastens: Academic Dean of the Seminary, Associate Professor of Christian Ministry
M.Div. and D.Min. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Ministry Experience: 30+ years in youth ministry, worship programming, small groups, spiritual formation, pastoral care, global outreach, and senior ministry
- David W. Kiger: Theological Librarian & Assistant Director of Library Services
Ph.D. Marquette University, M.Div. Emmanuel Christian Seminary
Ministry Experience: 4 years in preaching ministry, 2 years in campus ministry
- Miriam Y. Perkins: Professor of Theology and Society
Ph.D. Catholic University of America, M.Div. Emmanuel Christian Seminary
Ministry Experience: 3 years in campus ministry, 6 years at the Center for Educational Design and Communication
- Rollin A. Ramsaran: Professor of New Testament
Ph.D. Boston University, M.A. Fuller Theological Seminary
Ministry Experience: Church planting and staff with churches in Southern California and Massachusetts
- Gary S. Selby: Professor of Ministerial Formation
Ph.D. University of Maryland, M.Th. Harding University
Ministry Experience: 27 years in local congregational ministry (preaching, youth and worship ministry); 15 years working with Christian camp programs in spiritual formation; 28 years in higher education
- Michael L. Sweeney: Professor of World Mission and New Testament
Ph.D. Union Presbyterian Seminary, M.Div. Emmanuel Christian Seminary
Ministry Experience: 5 years in youth and associate ministries. 15 years in Bible Translation with Pioneer Bible Translators and the United Bible Societies
Adjunct and Part-Time Faculty
Adjunct Professor of Christian Ministries
B.A. Milligan College, M.Div., Emmanuel Christian Seminary, D.Min., Emmanuel Christian Seminary
Craig S. Farmer
Adjunct Associate Professor of Church History
B.A., Haverford College; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Duke University.
Thomas F. Jones, Jr.
Adjunct Professor of Christian Ministries
B.A., Milligan College; M.Div., Emmanuel Christian Seminary; D.Min., United Theological Seminary.
Philip D. Kenneson
Adjunct Professor of Theology and Philosophy
B.A., Butler University; M.Div., Emmanuel Christian Seminary; Ph.D., Duke University.
J. Lee Magness
Adjunct Professor of Bible
B.A., Milligan College; M.Div., Emmanuel Christian Seminary; Ph.D., Emory University.
Adjunct Professor of New Testament
B.A, B. Th. Nebraska Christian College, M.Div., Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Ph.D. Illiff School of Theology at the University of Denver
Adjunct Professor in Missions
B.A., Milligan College; M.Div., Emmanuel Christian Seminary; D.Min., Emmanuel Christian Seminary.
Bonnie B. Thurston
Special Adjunct Professor of Christian Spirituality
B.A., Bethany College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia. Post-doctoral: Harvard Divinity School, Eberhard Karls Universitat, Ecoic Biblique, Jerusalem.
D. Anthony Twist
Adjunct Associate Professor of Ministerial Formation
B.A., Milligan College; M.Div., Emmanuel Christian Seminary; D.Min., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Indiana University.
Adjunct Instructor of Christian Ministries
B.A. Milligan College, M.Div. Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Ph.D. (ABD) University of Phoenix, D. Min. (candidate) George Fox University.
Teresa D. Welch
Adjunct Professor of Christian Education
B.C.E., Ozark Christian College; M.A., The Graduate School of Malone College; M.Div., Lincoln Christian College; D.Min., Emmanuel Christian Seminary.
C. Robert Wetzel: Chancellor
Professor of Ethics and Philosophical Theology
Ph.D., University of Nebraska; M.S.,Ft. Hays (KS) State University; B.A., Midwest Christian College
Adjunct Professor of Preaching
B.S., University of Florida; M. Div., Emmanuel Christian Seminary; D.Min., Asbury Theological Seminary.
Robert F. Hull, Jr.
Professor of New Testament, Emeritus
B.A. Milligan College; M.Div. Emmanuel School of Religion (now Emmanuel Christian Seminary); Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary
E. LeRoy Lawson: Distinguished Professor of Christian Ministries
Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, M.A. Reed College
David P. Marwede
Lecturer in Languages
B.A., University of Maryland; Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University; Lutherische Theologische Hochschule of Oberursel, Germany; Concordia Theological Seminary, St. Louis.
Mark A. Matson
Adjunct Associate Professor of New Testament
B.S., California State University; M.Div., Emmanuel Christian Seminary; Ph.D., Duke University.
Bruce E. Shields
Russell F. and Marian J. Blowers Professor of Christian Ministries, Emeritus
B.A. Milligan College; B.D., Princeton Theological Seminary; Dr. Theol., University of Tübingen