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Phoenix Seminary trains men and women for Christ-centered ministry for the building up of healthy churches in Phoenix and the world.

Leadership

Meet our core leadership team

David Hogg, Ph.D.

President, Professor of Church History
Dr. Hogg moved with his family from North Carolina to Arizona in 2021. Prior to joining Phoenix Seminary, he taught at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in North Carolina, and Beeson Divinity School in Alabama, where he also served as the Academic Dean. For more than a decade, Dr. Hogg has also served as a visiting professor at Biblický Teologický Semináři in the Czech Republic. As one of a few conservative evangelicals in medieval theology and history, his work has been published by, among others, Oxford University Press, NYU Press, and Crossway. Dr. Hogg also presents his work in various contexts including conferences hosted across the United States and the UK.

In addition to his academic pursuits, Dr. Hogg was an Associate Pastor and then Senior Pastor over an 11-year period. Outside of these commitments, he has also preached in numerous locations throughout the southern 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.

Jonathan Hankin

Vice President of Operations
Jonathan Hankin joined Phoenix Seminary in 2022. Jonathan brings more than 25 years of experience in leadership and leadership development. He has served in a variety of roles both in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, including 11 years with FedEx, 11 years as a missionary and area leader with Pioneers in the Middle East, four years as an executive pastor in the greater Philadelphia area, and most recently four additional years in corporate leadership. Jonathan moved to Phoenix with his wife Heather, who serves as the Third Culture Kids Ministries Director with Frontiers. Jonathan and Heather have two adult children who are both married.

Jonathan has a heart for missions and leadership development. Jonathan coaches and mentors several ministry workers and develops a coaching toolkit and process for leaders at Phoenix Seminary. He serves on the Cabinet and has direct oversight of Facilities, HR, Finance, IT, Enrollment, Communications and Marketing, Library, and conferences.

Darryl L. DelHousaye, D.Min.

Chancellor, Professor of 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 resources for the Seminary. Through his ongoing 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
Adam Bailie
Ken Beckemeyer
Jenny Clark
Brent Garrison
Judy Huber
Robert Brown - Legal Advisor 

In August 1987 a dozen pastors and Christian leaders from Arizona gathered to discuss the need for a Phoenix-based seminary. There was a strong sense that God had blessed the Phoenix area with a vital, growing Christian community in need of a local seminary.

In October 1987, Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon entered into a partnership with churches in Phoenix to establish a local seminary. In the fall of 1988, Western Seminary Phoenix opened its doors. The first classes were held at Scottsdale Bible Church and Grace Community Church. Sixty-eight students enrolled in the Master of Divinity and the Master of Christian Leadership programs.

After several years of growing ministry, the local leadership of Western Seminary Phoenix saw the benefits of becoming a fully independent, inter-denominational seminary. In July 1994, with the approval of the board of Western Seminary, Phoenix Seminary became independent, a private not-for-profit institution.

In April 2000, the Seminary moved to new premises of 10,800 square feet on Scottsdale Road where the Seminary could house the entire library, one classroom, and office space for faculty, administration, and staff. This space was expanded to 14,200 square feet in August 2001, providing additional library space, two more classrooms, four offices, and a small student lounge.

In the fall of 2005, the seminary moved the campus to a state-of-the-art building on Thomas Road in the heart of Phoenix. This campus provided a superior learning environment, expanded library facilities, increased classroom space, and better opportunities for students and faculty to interact and share in ministry.

In the summer of 2017, the Seminary moved its campus to a 4.6-acre site on Shea Boulevard in Scottsdale. The facility includes a chapel, multiple classrooms, and administrative staff offices. At the center of the campus is the Biblical Research Center which houses faculty offices and the Seminary library. As the school's permanent home, the campus represents the vision of then president, DelHousaye as well as the generosity and prayers of hundreds of faithful donors.

In the years since it was founded, Phoenix Seminary has enjoyed God’s blessing and has seen expansion of its influence and partnership with churches in Arizona.
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