Faculty & Staff

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Faculty

Leonard Allen

Dean, College of Bible and Ministry
Professor

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 twenty years, serving as visiting professor at Biola University, adjunct professor at John Brown University and Fuller Theological Seminary, and...

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615.966.6064 (ext. 6064)

Mark Black

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 University Graduate School of Religion, his Th.M. degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and his Ph.D. from Emory University. He has...

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615.966.5709 (ext. 5709)

Terry Briley

Professor

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. Terry received his B.A. in Biblical Languages from Lipscomb in 1978. He received the M.Phil. (1986) and Ph.D. (1990) in...

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615.966.5714 (ext. 5714)

Lee Camp

Professor

Lee Camp is Professor of Theology and Ethics, currently teaching primarily in the M.Div. and D.Min. programs in the Hazelip School. He was awarded a permanent designation as a University “Outstanding Teacher” in 2017. During his tenure at Lipscomb he has taught courses such as Biblical Ethics, Engineering Ethics, Faith...

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615.966.5755 (ext. 5755)

Phillip Camp

Professor

Phillip teaches various Old Testament text courses, Critical Interpretation to the Bible, and Hebrew. He received his bachelor's degree from Cornell University in 1989, his Master of Arts in Religion degree from Lipscomb University in 1993, and his Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1996. Phillip earned...

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615.966.6130 (ext. 6130)

Ken Durham

Batsell Barrett Baxter Chair of Preaching
Associate Professor

Ken teaches courses in ministry and preaching, as well as Freshman Bible. He came to Lipscomb following 35 years of full time church ministry; he most recently served as senior minster for the University Church of Christ on the campus on Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, and earlier, in Falls...

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615.966.5799 (ext. 5799)

David Fleer

Professor

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 Christian Scholars' Conference, which is currently hosted at Lipscomb University. From 1995 to 2007, Fleer was Professor of Religion and...

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615.966.7609 (ext. 7609)

George Goldman

Professor

George teaches courses in New Testament, Greek, and Faith & Culture. He received his B.A. and M.A. from Lipscomb University (1988, 1991), his M.Div. from Harding University Graduate School of Religion (1993), and his Ph.D. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (2002). Dr. Goldman is actively involved in leading a college...

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615.966.5747 (ext. 5747)

Frank Guertin

Assistant Dean
Assistant Professor

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 MEd and MTS at Lipscomb. He holds a PhD in theology from Durham University, where he researched the writings of...

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615.966.5352 (ext. 5352)

John Mark Hicks

Professor

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 Humanities from Western Kentucky University (1981) and his Ph.D. in Reformation and Post-Reformation Studies from Westminster Theological Seminary (1985). He...

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615.966.5725 (ext. 5725)

Earl Lavender

Professor

Earl holds undergraduate degrees from Ohio Valley College and Lipscomb, an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Lipscomb, and a Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Saint Louis University. He has taught at Lipscomb since 1990 and for the last thirteen years has served as Director of Missional Studies and professor in...

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615.966.5834 (ext. 5834)

Kris Miller

Assistant Professor of Bible
Director of the Institute for Christian Spirituality

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615.966.6053 (ext. 6053)

Josh Strahan

Associate Professor

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 in 2008, and his Ph.D. in New Testament from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2011. Josh has worked in campus ministry...

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615.966.5183 (ext. 5183)

Walter Surdacki

Associate Professor

Walter teaches various Youth Ministry and practical ministry courses. He completed his undergrad studies at the Institute for Christian Studies (B.A., 1990), and graduate studies at Pepperdine University (M.S. in Ministry, 1992) and Fuller Theological Seminary (M.Div., 1996 and D.Min. in Youth and Family Ministry, 2006). He has served in...

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615.966.5787 (ext. 5787)

Mike Williams

Associate Professor

Mike graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor's degree in 1986. He graduated from Abilene Christian University with a M. Div. in 1991. He holds the doctorate in New Testament from Emory University. Mike teaches freshman Bible, New Testament text courses, and Greek. He recently served as Senior...

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615.966.5785 (ext. 5785)

John York

Professor

In addition to his responsibilities with the D. Min. program, John teaches graduate NT text and ministry courses. He received his training from Abilene Christian University (B.A. M.A., M.Div.),Emory University (Ph.D.), and Lipscomb University (M.A. in Conflict Management). Prior to joining the Lipscomb faculty, John served in full time ministry...

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615.966.5838 (ext. 5838)

Staff

Kathy Bickel

Administrative Assistant

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Program Director of High School Youth Theology Institute

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Coord Assesm Student Svc

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Adjunct Faculty

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Adjunct Faculty

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