Assistant Professor, Biblical Studies and Christian Ministry
Dr. James M. Henderson grew up in Ventura, California. He describes his path in high school as having "abandoned the church" and becoming a revolutionary. Henderson was converted to Christ as an adult in the "Jesus Movement," over 40 years ago. Henderson is a Vietnam veteran.
He has been a pastor and teacher since 1974, in Asia, and on both the East and West coasts of the United States. Henderson has taught Bible, Theology and Church History for over 25 years. Although Henderson has lived in major urban areas, he grew up as an outdoorsman, still loving the wild. His experiences include interacting with New Age people, neo-Pagans, and others who are not often in the "mainstream" of American Christian culture.
Henderson's major interests include developing a Semi-Augustinian theology, and making healthy thinking accessible to unchurched and neo-pagan people of both modern and post-modern persuasions. He is passionate about theology, especially as it translates into discipleship, spirituality and wisdom for human life and relationships, and strives to lead students into a passion for God and for others.
Outstanding Graduate, Doctor of Philosophy, Regent University School of Divinity, 2013
Zondervan Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Study of Theology, Regent University School of Divinity, 2013
Outstanding Professor of the Year (academic year 2005-2006), Regent University College of Arts and Sciences, 2006
United States Air Force
The Air Medal, 1974
National Merit Scholar, 1969