Department Chair

Dr. Keith Hardy
Ph.D. University of Arkansas
M.P.T. Southwest Baptist University
Exercise Science: Pre-Physical Therapy

Ann Steketee – Administrative Assistant


Charles Getty
B.S. Penn State University
M.A. Webster University
Exercise Science: Personal Training
Kevin King
B.S. Southwest Baptist University
M.S. Western Kentucky University
Ph.D. University of Arkansas
Athletic Training
Donovan Nelson
B.A. Graceland University
M.Ed. Wichita State University
Sport Management
Sarah Walters
B.S. University of Central Arkansas
M.O.L. Evangel University
Athletic Training, Sports Medicine Director

Adjunct Faculty

Carol Stephen
B.S. Evangel University
M.S. Drury University
Megan Kennedy
B.S. Missouri State University
M.S.Ed. Old Dominion University


Charlie Getty’s two passions: football and students

At age 63, Charlie Getty moves his 6-foot-4 frame through Evangel’s Mabee Student Fitness Center on one replacement knee. “And I’m working on the other one now,” he ...

Categories: Athletic Training, Exercise Science (Personal Training Track), Exercise Science (Pre Physical Therapy Track), Kinesiology, Personal Training


Dr. Dennis McDonald (’84): Football alum now serving as director of athletics

Dr. Dennis McDonald is in the midst of his first year as Evangel’s director of athletics. McDonald played on the football team from 1980-83 and was on the coaching staff from 1986-92.  He recently earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership from Dallas Baptist University while serving as the principal of Staley Middle School in Frisco, Texas.  ...

Categories: Admissions, Alumni Relations, Athletics, Community, Enrollment Management, Families, President's Office, Public Relations, Recreation and Sport Management, University Relations


Vision Sneak Peek: Meet the man who has 100 days to launch Evangel Soccer

Bruce Deaton, director of soccer operations, is bringing all the details together for Evangel’s newest athletic programs. Each passing day brings Evangel one step closer to officially kicking off sanctioned soccer for the first time since 1974. For Bruce Deaton, the countdown might as well have rockets attached to it. Evangel’s director of soccer operations is ...

Categories: Admissions, Alumni Relations, Athletic Training, Athletics, Community, Community Life, Enrollment Management, Enrollment Marketing, Exercise Science (Personal Training Track), Exercise Science (Pre Physical Therapy Track), Families, Health, Kinesiology, Office of Retention, Personal Training, President's Office, Public Relations, Recreation and Sport Management, Student Development, Student Financial Services, Student Life, University Advancement, University Relations

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Sarah Walters: Sports medicine director

Sarah Walters has always loved sports, but it is her passion for athletes as individuals that motivates her to do what she does. Since the fall of 2009, Walters has been enriching the lives of Evangel’s Kinesiology students and athletes through her teaching and healthcare services. She currently serves as sports medicine director. Walters graduated ...

Categories: Athletic Training

Donovan Nelson

Donovan Nelson: Assistant professor of Kinesiology

Donovan Nelson, assistant professor of kinesiology, graduated from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, in 1998 and received a Master of Education in Sports Administration in 2003 from Wichita State University. Over the course of his career, he has been an educator and coach at the secondary level, an assistant principal/athletic director, a college instructor and ...

Categories: Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport Management

Charlie Getty’s two passions: football and students

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Three reasons Anthony Moore (’03) is a bad pastor

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A chaplain’s move for God and Country

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Julie Higgins (’85) is starting something new (again)

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Becca Lashway (’18): When coming home feels foreign

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