Theology and Church Ministries

Department Chair:

Dr. Brandon Schmidly
B.A. Evangel University
M.A. University of Missouri, Columbia
Ph.D. University of Missouri, Columbia

Jacque Harrell – Administrative Assistant

Joy Clapper – Logistics Coordinator

Jeff Nelson – Missionary in Residence


Dr. Robert Berg
B.A. Wheaton College
M.T.S. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Ph.D. Drew University
Dr. Gary Martindale
B.A. Southwestern Assemblies of God College
B.S. University of Texas
M.A. St. Mary’s University
Ph.D. Baylor University
Dr. Vince Medina
B.A. Central Bible College
M.Div. Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
S.T.M. Concordia Seminary
Ph.D. Concordia Seminary
Dr. Wave Nunnally
B.A. Mississippi College
M.A. Institute of Holy Land Studies
M.A. Reformed Theological Seminary
M.Phil. Hebrew Union College
Ph.D. Hebrew Union College
Dr. William Griffin
B.A. Evangel University
M.Div. Harvard University
Ph.D. Emory University
Dr. Martin Mittelstadt
B.Th. Horizon College/University of Winnipeg
M.Div. Providence Theological Seminary
Ph.D. Marquette University
Dr. Terry Bleek
B.A. Trinity Bible College
B.A. University of Montana
M.A. Fuller Theological Seminary
Ph.D. University of Pretoria
Dr. Fred Haltom
B.A. Vennard College
M.Div. Western Evangelical Seminary
D.Min. Western Evangelical Seminary
Dr. Mark Jenkins
B.A. Evangel University
M.Div. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Dr. Calvin Pincombe
B.A. University of Georgia
M.A. Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
M.A. Biola University
D.Min. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Dr. Michael Jaffe
A.S. Cumberland County College
B.A. Central Bible College
M.Div. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
D.Min. Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
Dr. Steve Smallwood
B.S. Bethany Bible College
M.Div. California Theological Seminary
D.Min. Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
Dr. Mark Wootton
B.A. Central Bible College
M.A. Fuller Theological Seminary
D.Min. Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
Rev. Chris McGough
B.A. Central Bible College
M.A. Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
Dr. Sandy Friesen
B.S. Evangel University
M.S. Missouri State University
Ph.D. St. Louis University
Dr. Don Johns
B.A. Central Bible College
M.A. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
M.B.A. Missouri State University
Ph.D. Saint Louis University
Paul York 1

Paul York: Assistant professor of Intercultural Studies

Paul York grew up in a missionary family in Nigeria and later served as a Bible college professor in Ethiopia. He has led short-term church planting teams to Africa and has done teaching, preaching, and team leading in Europe, Central America and Asia. He and his wife, Lisa, also were U.S. missionaries with Chi Alpha. ...

Categories: Intercultural Studies, Theology and Church Ministries

Mike Jaffe

Dr. Michael Jaffe: Church Ministries Department chair

Dr. Michael Jaffe provides leadership for Evangel’s School of Theology and Church Ministries as chair of the Church Ministries Department. Along with teaching Preaching and Church Leadership courses, Jaffe is a faculty representative on Evangel’s Board of Administration. Jaffe graduated from Central Bible College in 1976 with a degree in Biblical Studies. He pastored for 22 ...

Categories: Church Ministries, Theology and Church Ministries

Dara Brannan

Dara Brannan: Missionary and The Write Place director

Dara Brannan was born into a missionary family, growing up in Costa Rica, Colombia, Argentina and Paraguay. She found her own unique calling to educate teachers in Christian schools around the world after graduating from Evangel. Brannan has served as an Assemblies of God missionary and Missionary in Residence for Evangel, specializing in Latin America ...

Categories: Humanities, Humanities, Intercultural Studies

Dr. Robert Berg

Dr. Robert Berg: Professor of New Testament

Though Dr. Robert Berg may have left the Big Apple for the Midwest when he joined the Evangel University faculty in 1989, he is still a New Yorker at heart. After growing up as a pastor’s kid, Dr. Berg majored in Political Science at Wheaton College with aspirations to serve in a congressional office in ...

Categories: Bible and Theology, Biblical Languages, Biblical Studies, Theology and Church Ministries


Dr. Mark Wootton: Professor of Church Ministries

Dr. Mark Wootton joined the Central Bible College (now Evangel University) faculty to teach church ministries courses in 2000. Prior to teaching, Wootton served as a church planter in Ohio and as a lead pastor in Arizona and Missouri. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and raised in Cambridge, Ohio, Dr. Wootton attended Central Bible College and ...

Categories: Church Ministries, Church Ministries, Theology and Church Ministries

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