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The needs of those who lead and work in ministry are changing like never before. At Lipscomb’s Hazelip School of Theology, the theological education you will receive will help you grow holistically so you can more effectively pursue your individual calling in God’s Kingdom.
With us, your degree is as much about academics as it is about the personal journey you take as you study Scripture, church history, Christian thought and ministerial formation. Here, academic subject matters are put in conversation with the concerns of today’s practitioners. As one of the few ATS-accredited graduate schools in the region, we offer the quality academics you would expect. As well as real-world ministry experiences you can carry forward with you.
Become a part of our learning community comprised of qualified theological educators, fellow students with similar passions, ministry leaders sharing ready to share their expertise, spiritual directors and coaches willing to partner in your educational journey and notable scholars from other institutions sharing their work through annual events.
The Hazelip School of Theology offers innovative graduate programs specifically created for professionals serving in today’s congregations and other faith-based initiatives. Join a community committed to the advancement of God’s Kingdom, and learn from expert faculty who are active in the church and who understand how best to apply knowledge to the lives of those you serveView Graduate Programs
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ATS-accredited graduate degrees
Meet the key people that make up the Hazelip School of Theology.
Dean, College of Bible and Ministry
C. Leonard Allen serves as dean of the College of Bible and Ministry at Lipscomb University. He taught theology, ethics, and philosophy at the graduate and undergraduate level for over...Learn More
Lee C. Camp is professor of theology and ethics. He was awarded a permanent designation as a University "Outstanding Teacher" in 2017. He completed his undergrad studies at Lipscomb and...Learn More
Phillip Camp teaches various Old Testament text courses, OT Interpretation, and Hebrew. He is the author of "Finding Your Way: A Guide to Seminary Life and Beyond" (Cascade, 2009) and...Learn More
Frank Guertin is Assistant Dean for the Hazelip School of Theology at Lipscomb University and Assistant Professor of Theology. Guertin completed his bachelor's degree at Ohio Valley University and his...Learn More
John Mark teaches theology and history courses. He received his B.A. in Bible from Freed-Hardeman University (1977), his M.A.R. in Theological Studies from Westminster Theological Seminary (1980), his M.A. in...Learn More
Assistant Professor of Bible
Kris MillerÂ joined the faculty of the College of Bible and Ministry in 2015, serving as assistant professor of theology and director of Lipscomb's Institute for Christian Spirituality. He has nine...Learn More
In addition to his responsibilities with the D.Min. program, John teaches graduate New Testament text and ministry courses. He received his training from Abilene Christian University (B.A. M.A., M.Div.),...Learn More
Professor of New Testament
Mark teaches Luke-Acts, Synoptic Gospels, New Testament Theology, Corinthians, New Testament Exegesis, and Biblical Ethics. He received his B.A. in Bible from Freed-Hardeman University, his M.A. and M.Th. from Harding...Learn More
Terry teaches Old Testament and Hebrew courses. He is also one of the pulpit ministers for the Natchez Trace Church of Christ and is involved with mission work in Brazil....Learn More
David's teaching focus is homiletics. Under his direction, Lipscomb University hosts the annual Conference on Preaching. For the past few years Fleer has served as advisory board chair for the...Learn More
Earl Lavender was born to missionary parents in Trieste, Italy on July 15, 1954. He earned undergraduate degrees from Ohio Valley College and David Lipscomb College. He is married to the...Learn More
Josh teaches courses in Freshman Bible and New Testament. He received his bachelor's degree in Bible from Lipscomb University in 2004, his Master of Divinity degree from Abilene Christian University...Learn More
Assistant Professor of Theology
Lauren graduated with a Ph.D. in Theological Studies from Vanderbilt University in May, 2018. She also holds an MTSÂ from Vanderbilt University (2010), an M.A. in English from Abilene Christian University...Learn More
Virtual Parent Gathering: East Tennessee & Chattanooga - August 10, 2020 - University
Parents of this yearâs incoming freshman class are invited to a Virtual Parent Gathering to connect families within the area who are also beginning their Lipscomb journey. This virtual event features current university parents who will share their experiences. Register below for the virtual event. Registered individuals will receive an email...
Through programs such as the Master of Divinity, which brings both relational and theological training to the life of the church, to the Master of Theology, which stresses the advanced knowledge of Scripture, theology and the history of Christian thought — your Lipscomb education will be filled with purposeful and personal growth.