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Rev. Joseph Lear, PhD


Joseph Lear is the Director of Theology and Global Church Ministries in the College of Online Learning at EU. He’s an Evangel alumnus ’07, and holds an MAR in Christian Ethics from Yale, and a PhD in New Testament and Early Christianity from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He’s a church revitalizer and planter, and currently lives in Iowa City, IA where he is also Pastor of Preaching and Theology at Resurrection Assembly of God.

Dr. Lear has also served as youth, children’s, and young adults pastors in Connecticut and Scotland. He was Chi Alpha Director at the University of Iowa from 2016-2018.

He is an active member of the Society for Pentecostal Studies.

Dr. Lear writes Pastoral Theology with Joseph Lear on Substack, and is the author of two books:

   – What Shall We Do?: Eschatology and Ethics in Luke-Acts (Pickwick, 2018)

   – Resurrecting Worship: A Pentecostal Liturgy for Slow Burn Revival(Cascade, forthcoming early   2024).

You can follow him on X, Instagram, and Facebook.