BA, State University of New York
BS, Northeast Bible College (Valley Forge Christian College)
MS, State University of New York
MDiv, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
MPhil, PhD, Drew University
Dr. Hernando’s broad teaching experience encompasses public and undergraduate, as well as graduate levels of education. He has been a contributing author for Signs and Wonders in Ministry Today, and has written Greek word studies for The Complete Biblical Library, the commentary on 2 Corinthians in the Full Life Bible Commentary to the New Testament, and various articles in Paraclete, Pentecostal Evangel and Pathways for Young Adults and contributed to Dictionary of Hermeneutics: A Concise Guide to Terms, Names, Methods and Expressions (published in both English and Spanish), and Vinieron a Jesus (They Came to Jesus).
He completed intensive Spanish language courses at Centro de Investigaciones Culturales y Estudios Linguísticos in San José, Costa Rica, during the summer of 2000 and 2003 and for several years has led missions teams in conducting theological seminars for pastors in Nicaragua and ministering to impoverished Nicaraguan children. Dr. Hernando is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Society of Biblical Literature and the Society for Pentecostal Studies.
“I am convinced of the intrinsic power of the gospel to transform lives. It is not only the power of God for salvation but, as the inspired Word, it is the primary instrument the Spirit uses for the Christian’s spiritual formation. Thus, I delight in enabling students to become faithful stewards and lifelong students of God’s Word, accurately interpreting it and expounding its contemporary relevance through preaching and teaching.” — James D. Hernando