Meet the Faculty


Our professors come from a wide variety of denominations and many have hands-on experience in ministry, cross-cultural work, and other forms of Christian service. They are accomplished scholars, speakers and teachers. Many have authored books in their special areas of study. The faculty in our department are caring, committed Christians who want to see their students grow and mature academically, spiritually, and personally. You'll often find them cheering you on in the classroom, on the playing field, on the stage, or in your ministry pursuits.

Sharon L Putt (Baker)

Sharon L. Putt

 Associate Professor of Theology and Religion

Michael R Cosby

Michael R. Cosby
Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Greek

Richard Crane

Richard D. Crane
Assistant Professor of Theology

Stephen Gallaher

Stephen E. Gallaher
Associate Professor of Christian Ministries

Douglas (Jake) Jacobsen

Douglas (Jake) Jacobsen
Distinguished Professor of Church History and Theology

J.E. McDermond

J. E. McDermond
Professor of Christian Ministry and Spirituality

George Pickens

George F. Pickens
Professor of Theology and Mission

Emerson B. Powery

Emerson. B Powery
Professor of Biblical Studies

Meg Ramey

Meg Ramey
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies

Eric A. Seibert

Eric A. Seibert
Professor of Old Testament

Brian A. Smith

Brian A. Smith, Chair
Chair, Department of Biblical
and Religious Studies
Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible
Teaching Pastor

Shelly Skinner

Shelly Skinner
Assistant Professor of Christian Ministries
Coordinator, Masters in Youth and Young Adult Ministry

David L. Weaver-Zercher

David L. Weaver-Zercher
Professor of American Religious History