Jeffrey Anderson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology


Dr. Jeffrey Anderson is assistant professor of systematic theology at Regent's School of Divinity. He has served in several pastoral roles over the years, including founding pastor of Cedar Park Eastside in Kirkland, WA (2003-2005); pastor for Teaching and Preaching at Northlake Christian Church in Bothell, WA 2006-2011); and more recently, pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Edmonds, WA (2016-2017).

He and his wife are recent transplants to Virginia Beach from Washington State, where Jeff was born and raised. He has a B.A. in Biblical Studies from All Nations Bible College (Everett, WA), an M.Div. from Faith Evangelical Lutheran Seminary (Tacoma, WA), a D.Min. from Faith Seminary (Tacoma, WA) and a Ph.D. from Regent University, School of Divinity. He loves to read various kinds of theological and philosophical literature, as well as numerous kinds of history and fantasy/fiction. He enjoys talking with friends over coffee at Starbucks (especially with his wife, Trish) or while taking long walks (Jeff typically walks between 3-8 miles every other day).

Meet Our Faculty

Corné J. Bekker, D.Litt et Phil



Department Chair, Biblical Studies and Christian Ministry, General Education

757.352.4193 clbekker@regent.edu
Diane J. Chandler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Christian Formation and Leadership

757.352.4417 diancha@regent.edu
Dale M. Coulter, D.Phil.

Associate Professor of Historical Theology

757.352.4183 dcoulter@regent.edu
Mara Lief Crabtree, D.Min.

Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality & Women's Studies

757.352.4421 maracra@regent.edu
Bradley J. Embry, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

757-352-4972 bembry@regent.edu
James Flynn, D.Min.

Associate Dean of Operations & Teaching

Associate Professor of Practical Theology

757.352.4527 jamefly@regent.edu
Daniel Gilbert, Ph.D.

Director of Master’s Programs

Assistant Professor

Mark A. Jumper, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theological and Ministerial Studies

757.352.4903 mjumper@regent.edu
Alemayehu Mekonnen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Missions

Kevin Spawn, D.Phil.

Associate Professor of Old Testament

757.352.4409 kspawn@regent.edu
J. Lyle Story, Ph.D.

Professor of Biblical Languages and New Testament

757.352.4402 lylesto@regent.edu
Joseph Umidi, D.Min.

Executive Vice President for Student Life

Professor of Practical Theology

757.352.4401 joseumi@regent.edu
Archie T. Wright, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

757.352.4532 awright@regent.edu