School of Bible and Theology

Dean of the School of Bible and Theology

Jon Weatherly

Jon Weatherly
Professor of New Testament
Ph.D. in New Testament Exegesis from the University of Aberdeen
Ministered in Chicago area four years, taught at Cincinnati Christian University 23 years; joined Johnson faculty in 2013.
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Full-Time Faculty

Carl Bridges

Carl B. Bridges
Professor of New Testament
Ph.D. in New Testament from Union Presbyterian Seminary
Taught seven years at Ghana Christian University College, ministered three years; joined Johnson faculty in 1987.
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Steve Cook

L. Stephen Cook, Jr.
Professor of Old Testament
Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Catholic University of America
Worked in ministry for six years; joined Johnson faculty in 2003.
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Joe Gordon Joseph Gordon
Assistant Professor of Theology
Ph.D.  in Religious Studies: Systematic Theology and Ethics from Marquette University
Taught for four years at Lincoln Christian University; two years in Campus Ministry at Marquette University; joined Johnson faculty in 2015.
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Heather Gorman

Heather Gorman
Associate Professor of New Testament
Ph.D. in Religion from Baylor University
Finished her Ph.D. and began teaching; joined Johnson faculty in 2013.
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Leslie Hardin

Leslie T. Hardin
Professor of New Testament
D.Min. in Spiritual Formation from Ashland Theological Seminary
Ministered in Ohio, West Virginia and Michigan fourteen years; joined Johnson faculty in 2005.
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Greg Linton

Gregory L. Linton
Professor of New Testament, Vice Provost for Academic Services
Ph.D. in New Testament and Christian Origins from Duke University
Ministered for twelve years; professor at Great Lakes Christian College then vice president for Academic Affairs (total 7 years); joined Johnson faculty in 2006.
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Jody Owens

Jody L. Owens
Professor of Bible and Pastoral Ministries
D.Min. in Old Testament Studies from Emmanuel Christian Seminary
Preaching minister in East Tennessee for nine years; joined Johnson faculty in 2002
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Jerome Prinston

J. Jerome Prinston
Professor of Bible and Education, Chief Assessment Coordinator
Ed.D. in Educational Administration from Bob Jones University
Twenty years in the field as a church planter, educator, Bible translator, and president of Christianville College; joined Johnson faculty in 2006.
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Rafael Rodriguez

Rafael Rodríguez
Professor of New Testament
Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from the University of Sheffield
Worked in ministry and as an adjunct at Cincinnati Christian University for three years; joined Johnson faculty in 2006.
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Mark Ziese

Mark S. Ziese
Professor of Old Testament
Ph.D. in Religion from Andrews University
Ministered in Petersburg, Kentucky for eleven years; taught at Cincinnati Christian University 22 years; joined Johnson faculty in 2014.
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Part-time Faculty

Christopher Battle
Lecturer in Old Testament
M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.A. in Old Testament, Cincinnati Christian University

 
Adam Bean
M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from Johns Hopkins University
M.Div. in Hebrew Bible from Emmanuel Christian Seminary
Pursuing Ph.D.  in Near Eastern Studies, Hebrew Bible and Northwest Semitic Philology at Johns Hopkins University
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Charles W. Beckett
Lecturer in Bible
M.Div. in Divinity from Cincinnati Christian University
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Jeremy Cox
Lecturer in Bible and Congregational Ministry
M.A. in New Testament from Johnson University
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Brandon Faust
Lecturer in Bible
M.A. in Pastoral Leadership from Lincoln Christian University

Rob Fleenor
Lecturer in Bible
M.A. in Biblical Studies from Cincinnati Christian University
Pursuing Ph.D. in Old Testament Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary
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Caleb Gilmore
Lecturer in Old Testament
M.A. in Jewish Studies from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
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Mark Jackson
Lecturer in Bible
Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
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Russell Mack
Lecturer in Old Testament
Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible and Cognate Studies from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
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Curtis D. McClane
Lecturer in Bible
D.Min. in Ministry from Drew University Theological School
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David Mosley
Lecturer in Theology
Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Nottingham
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Sue Stratton
Lecturer in Bible
M.A. in Old Testament from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
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Carl Sweatman
Lecturer in New Testament
Ph.D. in New Testament Theology and Pauline Studies from the University of Gloucestershire
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Garrett Thompson
Instructor in Bible, Assistant Director of Academic Support, Assistant Director of Career Services
M.A. in New Testament from Lincoln Christian University
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Mattheus VanderEnde
Lecturer in Old Testament
D.Min. in Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
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Cheryl L. Wissmann
Lecturer in Bible
Ph.D. in Practical Theology and Anthropology of Religion from the University of St. Andrews

Walter D. Zorn
Lecturer in Old Testament
Ph.D. in Arts & Literature from Michigan State University College of Arts and Letters
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Interdisciplinary Faculty

James L. Gorman
Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D. in Religion, Christian History from Baylor University
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Joseph D. Harvey
Associate Professor of Ministry, Assistant Dean of the School of Congregational Ministry
D.Min. in Pastor Care from Lincoln Christian University
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Chris M. Templar
Professor of Education, Director of International Teacher Education
Ph.D. in Religious Education from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
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Mark Weedman
Professor of Philosophy and Ethics
Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Marquette University
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Administrative Faculty

Michael L. Chambers
Chancellor and Vice Provost for Academics, Johnson University Florida
Ph.D. in Ancient Philosophy from Warnborough University in England
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L. Thomas Smith, Jr.
Professor of History and Theology, Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost
Ph.D. in History from The University of Tennessee
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Staff

Marsha Ketchen
Administrative Assistant
B.S. in Christian Education from Johnson University
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