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Brian Arnold, Ph.D.


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. 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.

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David Hogg, Ph.D.

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Dr. Hogg moved with his family from North Carolina to Arizona in 2021. Prior to joining Phoenix Seminary, Dr. Hogg taught at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in North Carolina and Beeson Divinity School in Alabama where he was also the Academic Dean. Additionally, for more than a decade, Dr. Hogg has served as a visiting professor at Biblický Teologický Semináři in the Czech Republic. His work in medieval theology and history has been published by, among others, Oxford University Press, NYU Press and Crossway. He has also presented his work in different contexts including conferences hosted by the University of Notre Dame and King’s College, Aberdeen.

In addition to his academic pursuits, Dr. Hogg was an Associate Pastor and then Senior Pastor over an 11 year period. Outside of those commitments, he has also preached in numerous other locations throughout the southeastern United States, Canada, Britain and the Czech Republic. Dr. Hogg and his wife Sarah have three boys and, as a family, represent three different nationalities.

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Jonathan Hankin

Vice President of Operations

Deborah Arnitz


Deborah Arnitz joined Phoenix Seminary in 2018, as Comptroller. Deborah brings more than 15 years of accumulated experience and expertise in managing all aspects of financial reporting and accounting matters. Deborah has worked for both profit and non-profit organizations and has spend the last 7 years working exclusively with churches in Arizona. At Phoenix Seminary, Deborah is responsible for all accounting functions, financial reporting, cash management, and budget oversight. Deborah has been married to Richard for 28 years and together they have two adult children. She has a heart for ministry and has spent over 10 years in leadership with Bible Study Fellowship.

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Darryl L. DelHousaye, D.Min.

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.

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Ron Ogan – Chairman

David Dickerson – Secretary

Adam Bailie

Ken Beckemeyer

Jenny Clark

Brent Garrison

Judy Huber

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