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Effective communication is a critical ministry skill. Develop your talent for preaching as you learn how to prepare and deliver impactful sermons.

Preaching is a core responsibility of ministry leaders. Our preaching program will prepare you to deliver relevant, doctrinally sound teaching. A focus on biblical exegesis and its application to our lives today is a core component of our program.

Professors with real-world ministry leadership experience will provide instruction in homiletics, preaching and biblical genres, and great commission preaching. Our flexible program allows you to select the elective ministry courses that best fit your interest and calling.

Looking for a major focused on Preaching? Consider pursuing a Church Leadership major with a Preaching Track.

               Preaching Track: Church Leadership major program plan (Bachelor of Science)

               Preaching Track: Church Leadership major program plan (Bachelor of Arts)


Minors: Learn the art of public speaking and learn how biblical research, exegesis, and delivery combine to produce an effective sermon.

Concentrations: Develop excellent communication skills as you pursue your vocational calling to full-time ministry.

Fine Arts Scholarship

Fine Arts Scholarship opportunities are available for those interested in pursuing this program. Click here for eligibility and requirement details!

Career Opportunities

A concentration or minor will supplement a major program and would help anyone interested in the fields of
  • Pastor
  • Bible teacher
  • Missionary
  • Chaplain


Department Chair

Brandon Schmidly, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor of Philosophy

Regular Faculty

Meghan Musy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Director of Competency-Based Theological Education

Robert A. Berg, Ph.D.

Professor of New Testament

Gary Martindale, Ph.D.

Professor of Biblical Studies

Vince Medina, Ph.D.

Professor of Old Testament

William Griffin, Ph.D.

Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew

Martin Mittelstadt, Ph.D.

Professor of New Testament

Mark Jenkins, Ph.D.

Professor of Old Testament, Biblical Hebrew, and Archaeology

Michael Jaffe, D.Min.

Professor of Preaching and Church Leadership

Steve Smallwood, D.Min.

Associate Professor for Church Ministries, Program Coordinator for Church Ministries (online)

Mark Fabian, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships and Digital Learning

Chris McGough, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Youth Ministries

Dr. Lattis Campbell

MIR - Global Connections

Adjunct Faculty

Jim Bradford, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Richard Hammer, LL.M

Adjunct Professor

Kent Hulbert

Adjunct Professor

Austin Jacobs

Adjunct Professor

Matthew Thomas

Adjunct Professor

Joseph Lear

Adjunct Professor

David Lindell, Th.M.

Adjunct Professor

Desiree Rodgers

Adjunct Professor

Yisrael Vincent, M.Div.

Adjunct Professor

Wave Nunnally, Ph.D.

Professor of Early Judaism and Christian Origins

Calvin Pincombe, D.Min.

Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics

Saehee Duran, M.A.

Adjunct Professor

Renee Griffith

Adjunct Professor

David Hillis, D.Min.

Adjunct Professor

Wendy Brown

Adjunct Professor

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