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AGTS professor receives second place in national Evangelical Press Association competition

Published on May 25, 2022 by Erin Hedlun

Dr. Robert Eby

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Dr. Robert Eby, associate professor of Biblical Exposition and Preaching and director of the Cordas C. Burnett Center for Biblical Preaching at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), was awarded second place in the Ministry Preaching category of the annual Evangelical Press Association (EPA) Higher Goals competition for his standing column titled, “Finding Jesus in the Old Testament: Three ways to see the gospel through the ancient text.” Eby’s column was originally published in “Influence” magazine’s Fall 2021 edition.

The column highlights three complimentary lenses through which readers can see the gospel message in any Old Testament passage – prophecy, typology, and the progressive history of redemption.

The EPA’s Higher Goals competition honors individual original aspects of a publication, such as writing, photography, design, and special features. The competition also includes an Awards of Excellence category, which evaluates an entire publication.

“The Old Testament column makes a slam-dunk case for incorporating the Old Testament in one’s messages,” said an EPA judge. “The column also makes a persuasive case that the Old Testament should be important to everyone.”

About Dr. Robert Eby

Eby spent his early years in northern Indiana. He earned a B.A. in Biblical Languages from Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, an M.A. in Contemporary Theology at Lincoln Christian Seminary in Lincoln, Illinois, and a Ph.D. in Biblical Interpretation at AGTS.

Before joining the AGTS faculty, Eby was a lead pastor in Illinois for 24 years and served as a presbyter in the Illinois District of the Assemblies of God.

Eby lives in Springfield with his wife, Lori, and their three sons, Austin, Tyler, and Bryant.



About AGTS & Evangel University

AGTS serves the larger Pentecostal and evangelical traditions with 21st century leadership for the Church and its mission. AGTS is accredited by The Association of Theological Schools and The Higher Learning Commission. AGTS is the embedded seminary of Evangel University, the national school of the Assemblies of God.