Dr. Medina grew up in Southern Arizona, but has lived in Missouri since 1978. He began his ministry as an evangelist and then served as a pastor for a number of years. Before coming to Springfield, he pastored Assemblies of God churches in Breckenridge, Richmond, and Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He earned the Bachelor of Arts degree at Central Bible College (1981), the Master of Divinity at Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (1984), and the STM (1996) and PhD degrees from Concordia Seminary (2012).
Dr. Medina began teaching at Central Bible College in 1996 and transitioned to Evangel University in 2013.Over the years, Dr. Medina has contributed to Radiant Life curriculum as well as to academic dictionaries such as The Complete Biblical Library and Lexham Bible Dictionary. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, Society of Biblical Literature, and Society for Pentecostal Studies.
Dr. Medina is married to Pam, He has two sons, Seth (married to Mercedes) and Joel, and two wonderful grandchildren. He likes to read (naturally), fish, and garden.
Professional Memberships & Noteworthy Community Involvement
Dr. Medina is currently serving as associate pastor of New Vision church in Ellwood, Missouri.
Central Bible College – Distinguished Service