Dr. Gary Martindale joined the Evangel faculty in the fall of 1999 with a keen interest in teaching Scripture and mentoring students. He has encouraged a number of students to broaden their horizons and seek opportunities for service overseas. He regularly interacts with pastors and church leaders from other nations. His current research project examines how Bible teachers can assist those coming from a Buddhist worldview interpret the Gospel of Mark, maintaining orthodox Christian teaching and practice. Faculty and staff know him as an advocate for missions.
Before joining the Evangel faculty, Dr. Martindale served in pastoral ministry for twelve years and as a Chi Alpha missionary for eight years. With a long history of ministry to university students in both secular and Christian settings, Dr. Martindale challenges students to understand the Bible and live its truths. Teaching interests include Genesis, Judges, Gospel of Mark, Biblical Greek, and spiritual formation. Dr. Martindale has presented papers and lectures at national and regional meetings, including, “Affective Friends in the Book of Job” and “Vengeance, The Tie That Binds: An Intratextual Reading of Psalm 149.”
Professional Memberships & Noteworthy Community Involvement
Ordained with the Assemblies of God 1978
Faculty sponsor of EU ServeAsia since 2001