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Course Descriptions: Practical Theology Department

The practical application of the Gospel to a wide spectrum of human needs is indispensable to ministerial preparation. Future Christian leaders must be equipped not only with theological knowledge but also the requisite professional skills to minister effectively in the modern world.

The Practical Theology Department offers courses and programs for facilitating this objective. Preaching and Christian education provide adequate opportunity for giving a strong real-life emphasis to the preparation of future Christian leader.



Earl G. Creps, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor of Leadership and Spiritual Renewal

J. Melvyn Ming, D.Min.
Visiting Professor of Church Leadership

Johan Mostert, D.Phil.
Professor of Community Psychology

Lori S. O’Dea, D.Min.
Visiting Professor of Practical Theology

Doug Oss, Ph.D.
Director of Ph.D. in Biblical Interpretation and Theology
Professor of Biblical Theology and New Testament Interpretation

Melody D. Palm, Psy.D.
Director of Counseling Programs
Professor of Counseling Psychology

Cheryl A. Taylor, D.Min.
Director of Doctor of Ministry Program
Associate Professor of Practical Theology

Jay P. Taylor, D.Min.
Department Chairperson
Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation

Randy C. Walls, D.Min.
Director of Continuing Education
Associate Professor of Leadership and Spiritual Formation






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