Department Chair, Biblical Studies and Christian Ministry, General Education
Dr. Corné Bekker joined Regent University in 2005. He previously served as the associate dean for academics of Rhema Bible College in Johannesburg, South Africa and now as the Department Chair of Biblical Studies and Christian Ministry in the College of Arts and Sciences. Bekker also leads the Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership Ecclesial Leadership major of the School of Business & Leadership and is actively involved in research on the use of biblical hermeneutics and spirituality to explore Christian and Ecclesial leadership. He is the editor of the Journal of Biblical Perspectives in Leadership (JBPL) and the co-editor of Inner Resources for Leaders (IRL).
Bekker is an ordained minister and is actively involved in ministry in the Hampton Roads area. He has traveled in Africa, Europe, the East and North America to present at churches, ministries, seminars and academic conferences on the subject of biblical exegesis and leadership formation. He has been an invited speaker to universities, seminaries and Bible colleges in the U.S. and abroad.
He served in South Africa on the board of the South African Council for Theological Education, was nominated to the Standards Generating Body for Theology and Ministry of the South African Qualifications Authority, and served on the Consultative Forum of the South African Council of Churches. Bekker also served as the director for the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) of Regent University and currently as the director of the Center for Christian Thought and Action in the College of Arts and Sciences. He resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with his wife and son.
Caulkins Lectures, Corbin University, 2012 Chancellor's Award, Regent University, 2010 Chengyup Lectures, Methodist Theological University, Seoul, South Korea, 2009 Regent University, School of Business & Leadership, Faculty of the Year Award, 2007 Arby Carter Lectures, Heritage Bible College, Dunn, N.C., 2006 South African Council of Social Science Research Grant, 1996, 2000 Rand Afrikaans University (Johannesburg) Merit Award, 1992, 1996 South African Council of Social Science Research Grant, 1992 Mimi Coertse Music Award, 1987