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Press Release - Phoenix Seminary announces Interim President

Josh Koch
July 20, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Phoenix Seminary Announces Dr. David Hogg as Interim President
July 20, 2023

We thank you for your prayers and patience as the Presidential Search Committee continues the process of identifying the next president God is calling to lead Phoenix Seminary.

While the search moves forward, the Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. David Hogg, our VP of Academic Affairs, to the position of Interim President. Dr. Hogg will follow 30 years of foundational leadership from Dr. Darryl DelHousaye and further institutional building under previous president, Dr. Brian Arnold. We are confident in Dr. Hogg’s leadership experience, qualifications, and commitment to the mission of Phoenix Seminary.

In times of transition like this one, it is worthwhile taking a moment to consider God’s unfailing care and guidance. In Matthew 28:18–20, Jesus concludes his final admonition to his disciples and the church at large by affirming, “I am with you always, to the end of the age.” What an encouragement to know that when Jesus calls us to fulfill his purposes he does so with the promise of his abiding presence—and his presence has been obvious in the classroom, the conference room and, most especially, in our prayer room. As we remain faithful to his calling, we can and should expect his presence to remain palpable across the campus.

Indeed, the blessing of God’s presence in our midst continues to be evident through God’s provision and guidance. Dr. Hogg shares, “It’s encouraging to see incoming students who show clear promise for future ministry. It’s wonderful to receive calls from churches that have reached out in recent weeks to inquire about partnering together to prepare the next generation of pastors and ministry leaders. It’s affirming to learn from our enrollment team that we are reaching new highs in prospective student inquiries. And as for current students, it will be great to see the plans for new community building events and opportunities come to fruition as the fall semester unfolds.”

The promise of God’s presence is clear to us here at Phoenix Seminary as we fulfill his purpose in Phoenix and across the world. Please join us in continuing to pray for the Lord’s will to be accomplished in the Lord’s way and in the Lord’s time so that all the glory may belong to him!

Dr. Hogg will assume presidential office duties, effective immediately.

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