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Brian Arnold, Ph.D.

President

Dr. Brian Arnold serves as the fourth President of Phoenix Seminary. In this role he combines a love for the local church with a passion for serious, academic theology. He is convinced that seminaries are servants of the church, uniquely positioned to train men and women for mature, biblically-grounded ministry in a rapidly changing world.

 

Before joining the faculty of Phoenix Seminary in 2015, Dr. Arnold served as the Pastor of Smithland First Baptist Church in Kentucky. During his tenure as Pastor, the church doubled in size. Prior to pastoring, he worked as a paramedic for nearly a decade. Dr. Arnold earned his Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2013 and has since authored two books, Justification in the Second Century (de Gruyter; Baylor University Press) and Cyprian of Carthage: His Life and Impact (Christian Focus), and a number of journal articles. He has been married to Lauren since 2007 and has two children, Jameson and Natalie.

Michael Thigpen

J. Michael Thigpen, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President & Provost

Dr.  J. Michael Thigpen earned a B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.Div. from Columbia Biblical Seminary, and an M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Judaic, Hebraic, and Cognate Studies from Hebrew Union College. He is the author of Divine Motive in the Hebrew Bible: A Comprehensive Survey and Analysis. In addition to his academic background, Dr. Thigpen has extensive pastoral and executive leadership experience. He has served churches in South Carolina, Ohio, Kentucky, and California.  For more than a decade, Dr. Thigpen was the Executive Director of the Evangelical Theological Society.  Prior to beginning his academic career he served as an eBusiness senior project manager and call center director for US Bank.

 

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Darryl L. DelHousaye, D.Min.

Chancellor
Professor, Pastoral Ministry

Dr. Darryl DelHousaye is active in the spiritual care of students, faculty and staff. He also serves as a resource to the President assisting in the development of the resources of the Seminary.  Through his on-going ministry as a gifted Bible expositor, Pastor Darryl additionally serves as a distinguished ambassador of Phoenix Seminary.

 

Dr. DelHousaye pastored in California before coming to Arizona in 1981. He was Senior Pastor at Scottsdale Bible Church for 25 years and was President of Phoenix Seminary for 23 years. He is the author of Today for Eternity and the study notes for Acts in Nelson’s New King James Study Bible.

Board of Directors

Ron Ogan – Chairman

David Dickerson – Secretary

Daniel Schmaltz – Treasurer

Joni Hegel

Barbara Uhlmann

 

Ken Beckemeyer

Warren Stewart

Judy Huber

Robert Brown - Legal Advisor
(non-member)

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