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Evangel University professor co-edits book on Pentecostal theological education

Published on Feb 14, 2022 by Erin Hedlun

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Dr. Rick Wadholm, EU associate professor of Old Testament, has co-edited a recently published book on Pentecostal theological education titled “Pentecostal Theological Education in the Majority World: The Graduate and Post-Graduate Level.” The work is co-edited with colleague David Johnson, an alum of Central Bible College and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.

The book assesses the history of and constructively proposes a future for Pentecostal theological education within a diverse majority world context. Majority world refers to locations outside of the west. This volume focuses specifically on graduate and post-graduate education.

It is the editors’ hope that this would be the first of several in a series to address the issue of Pentecostal education. This volume proposes to further conversations in an increasingly globalized world where collaborative work is essential across denominational, national, ethnic, and linguistic boundaries.

“This book is a great resource for those interested in issues of missiology, global theology, and pedagogy,” Wadholm said. “Dave and I spent several years soliciting contributions to the volume globally and then editing these into this first of the series. We had to find contributors who were either from majority world contexts or had served and lived in majority world contexts for a significant period.”

Dr. Rick Wadholm

About Dr. Rick Wadholm

In addition to his professorship, Wadholm serves as assistant director for the university’s accelerated bachelor and master’s degree program, known as Fast Track. He is also a visiting professor of Old Testament for Asia Pacific Theological Seminary.

Prior to his time at Evangel, Wadholm was the executive editor of “The Pentecostal Educator,” an e-journal of the World Alliance for Pentecostal Theological Education. He also served as a pastor for 22 years, an international missions worker, and a translator and translation consultant for two English translations of the Bible.

Wadholm holds a Ph.D. from Bangor University in Wales, a Master of Divinity from Providence Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity Bible College.


About Evangel University

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.