Eric Newberg

Ph.D. in Theological Studies, ‘08

"Bridging the gap between the church & the academy."

As a 2008 graduate of the Ph.D. in Theological Studies program, Eric has a beautiful and often-too-rare of a pedigree—one that has deeps roots both in the church and the academy. With two decades worth of pastoral ministry under his belt, Eric also has 14 years of experience teaching the Bible, theology and church history to students. And his call to prepare new church leaders in the academy is being refined even now as God has opened the doors for Eric to become one of the newest faculty members at Oral Roberts University. At ORU, Eric is the associate professor of Historical & Theological Studies, specializing in systematic theology and church history.

Eric hopes to bridge the gap between the church and academy with the passion that God has planted deeply within him. As such, he says, “My vocational passion is to equip the emerging generation of leaders in the global renewal movement by serving in a teaching position that is suited to my spiritual gift of teaching, experience in pastoral leadership, and research interests in church history and historical theology.”