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Our faculty is comprised of leading theologians and experienced ministry leaders who are dedicated to shaping the next generations of leaders for the church. Their mix of academic excellence, real ministry experience, and doctrinal diversity has positioned them to prepare students for lasting ministry in almost any context.

Brian Arnold, PhD

President
Associate Professor of Theology

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Roger Ball, DMin

Associate Professor
Leadership and Ministry

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John DelHousaye, PhD

Professor of New Testament
& Spiritual Formation

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Wayne Grudem, PhD

Distinguished Research Professor
Theology and Biblical Studies

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Peter Gurry, PhD

Assistant Professor of New Testament
Co-Director of Text & Canon Institute

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Malcolm Hartnell, PhD

Professor Emeritus
Intercultural Studies

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John Meade, PhD

Associate Professor of Old Testament
Director of ThM Program
Co-Director of Text & Canon Institute

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Justin Smith, PsyD

Professor
Director of Counseling Program

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J. Michael Thigpen PhD

Provost
Professor of Old Testament

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Steve Tracy, PhD

Professor
Theology and Ethics

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Joshua Anderson, DMin

Dean of Students
Assistant Dean for Distance Education
Director of Doctor of Ministry Program

Owen Anderson, PhD

Philosophy and Natural Theology
Arizona State University

Christine Bielinski, PhD

Counseling
Private Practice

Bud Brown, DMin

Doctor of Ministry
Turnaround Pastors, Inc.

Travis Buchanan, PhD

Theology
Colorado Christian University

Kuo-Yi Chung, PhD

Counseling
Professional Counseling Associates

Ed Clavell, DMin

Leadership and Administration
Arizona Christian University

Mark DeYmaz, DMin

Doctor of Ministry
Founding Pastor,
Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas

Brenda Dinell, MA, MDiv, JD

Faculty Support Administrator

Kyle DiRoberts, PhD

Biblical Literature and Theology
Arizona Christian University

Steve Duby, PhD

Theology
Grand Canyon University

Al Fadi, MA

Intercultural Studies
The Center for Islamic Research and Awareness

Bryan Fergus, DMin

Biblical Literature and Doctor of Ministry
Calvary Phoenix

Alan Gomes, PhD

Senior Research Fellow
Talbot School of Theology
Theology

Martin Gonzalez, DMin

Intercultural Studies
Scottsdale Bible Church

Preston Hancock, MDiv

Leadership and Administration
Red Mountain Community Church

Steve Johnson, MDiv, STM

Intercultural Studies
Illuminate Community Church

Reid Kisling, PhD

Doctor of Ministry
Western Seminary

Brian Koning, ThM

Biblical Literature
Grand Canyon University

Jonathan Logan, DMin

Pastoral Theology
Antioch Church of God in Christ

Stephen Macchia, DMin

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Spiritual Formation

Dennis Magary, PhD

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Old Testament

Gary McIntosh, DMin, PhD

Talbot School of Theology
Doctor of Ministry

William Mobley, PhD

Counseling
Mobley Clinical Services

Chris Newkirk, DMin

MAA Program
Whitton Avenue Bible Church

Chuck Newkirk, DMin

MAA Program and Biblical Communication
Church on Mill

Vermon Pierre, MDiv

Pastoral Ministry
Roosevelt Bible Church

Brian Reed, MTh

Old Testament Hebrew
Glendale Christian Church

Jerry Root, PhD

Wheaton College
Theology

Eckhard Schnabel, ThM, PhD

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
New Testament

Thomas Schreiner, PhD

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
New Testament

Jerri Shields, LPC

Counseling
Choice Counseling Services

Ryan Stephens, MDiv

Biblical Literature
Phoenix Christian Preparatory School

Kathy Thomas, PhD

Counseling

Roxane Thorstad, PsyD

Counseling
Journeys Counseling

John Trent, PhD

Counseling and Family
StrongFamilies

Josh Vincent, MDiv

MAA Program
Trinity Bible Church

David Walther, MDiv, PhD

Assistant Director of Field Education, MAC Program
Scottsdale Bible Church

Jeffrey Weima, PhD

Calvin Theological Seminary
New Testament

Ted Wueste, STM, DMin

Spiritual Formation
Spiritual Formation Society of Arizona

Josh Anderson, DMin

Dean of Students
Assistant Dean for Distance Education
Director of Doctor of Ministry Program

Deborah Arnitz

Comptroller

Andy Clare, MDiv

Student Services Manager

Christian Cordova

Hispanic Studies Director

Debbie Crane

Front Desk Receptionist/Enrollment Assistant

Brenda Dinell, MA, MDiv, JD

Faculty Support Administrator

Rick Efird, ThM, DMin

Director of Church Partnerships

Darius Gasatura

Assistant to the Registrar

Yvonne Gonzales

Executive Administrative/Campus Manager

Lynn Gordon

Financial Aid Officer

Hayley Huls

Enrollment Counselor

Zac Lusk

Student Services Advisor

Mitch Miller, MABTS

Reference/Acquisitions Librarian

Paul Newman

Campus Facilities Coordinator

Chandler Nick

Videographer

Doug Olbert, MDiv, MLIS

Director of Library Services

Roma Royer

Assistant Dean of Academic Services & Assessment

Jim Santeford, MLIS

Technical Services Librarian

Akisha Seidemann

Student Development Coordinator

Rick Sharpe

Accounting Specialist

Bill Slease, MDiv

Senior Course Developer

Merry Stenson, MEd

Registrar

Nancy Stocking

Human Resources Director

Christian Thurman

Enrollment Counselor

David Walther, MDiv, PhD

Assistant Director of Field Education and Internship, MAC Program
Scottsdale Bible Church

David Wyman

Student Services Advisor

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