SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Dr. Greg Johns has been named vice president for student development, effective May 16, 2021. Johns follows Dr. Sheri Phillips, who recently announced her retirement after serving in the role for the past eight years.
“I am humbled to follow Dr. Sheri Phillips as vice president for student development. She is leaving behind a strong legacy and culture where students thrive and grow in their educational and personal pursuits,” said Johns.
Johns currently serves as Evangel University’s director of spiritual life and campus pastor, a position he held since 2014. Prior to his tenure at Evangel, Johns was the area director of the South Africa region for Assemblies of God World Missions.
He also served as president of Cape Theological Seminary in Cape Town, South Africa, and as the business manager and faculty member of Southern Africa School of Theology in Rustenburg, South Africa.
“Dr. Greg Johns brings to this assignment a profound depth of experience from his years as a missionary and educator,” said Dr. George O. Wood, Evangel University interim president.
“In his most recent role as campus pastor, he has earned the love and respect of students and the entire EU community. He is a skilled administrator and has great insight into student life at Evangel.”
Johns holds an Ed.D. in Higher Education from Nova-Southeastern University, an M.A. in Christian Education from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, and a B.A. in Bible from Central Bible College.
“For the past seven years I have been grateful every day to be campus pastor to this amazing community of students, faculty and staff,” said Johns.
“I have the same expectation for the new season that is about to begin – that joy will mark the work that the Student Development team does together to care well for our students in an environment that nurtures and promotes personal and spiritual growth.”
In addition to Johns extensive career in education and ministry, he has also served on a number of international boards and committees, including seven years as chairman of the board of directors of Cape Theological Seminary and as a member of the general presbytery for the International Assemblies of God of South Africa.
Johns and his wife, Emily, reside in Springfield, Missouri and have two children, both married, and one grandson.
Evangel University, with the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Christian university committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally. Evangel and AGTS serve more than 2,200 students from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, offering 70 undergraduate majors and 19 master and doctoral degrees.