Faculty

Corné J. Bekker, D.Litt. et Phil.

Dean

Director of Th.M & Ph.D. Programs

Professor

Message From The Dean

If I could have a one-on-one conversation with you, I would want to know the narrative of your calling and the dream that God has put in you for His kingdom advancement. Only then would I ask you how you think our school can help bring that to pass for you and through you. We believe that you are fearfully and wonderfully made according to Psalm 139. That requires us to know your design, desires, dreams and sense of destiny in order to serve you well.

I know for certain that our faculty care about you as much as they educate you. Their success is your success. As a multi-denominational divinity school, we stand apart from other seminaries because of the strength and diversity of our distinguished faculty and students who come from many church families and traditions.

Our curriculum is biblically based, Christ-centered and prioritizes the renewing work of the Holy Spirit. We have forged new paths in providing accredited nontraditional ministry education program formats that allow our students to pursue their degree while remaining in their ministry context. Our graduates are at work passionately around the world ministering in churches, the marketplace, the public square and other domains.

The Regent University School of Divinity will prepare you for a multi-ethnic, multicultural and multigenerational ministry. Here, you will experience academic excellence that reflects the mind of Christ, and enjoy learning best practices to help you serve with the heart of the Father.

Corné J. Bekker, D.Litt. et Phil.

Dean

Director of Th.M & Ph.D. Programs

Professor

At the heart of the School of Divinity is a distinguished faculty and talented staff devoted to glorifying Jesus Christ through their service to you. Our faculty includes both scholars and practitioners — leaders experienced in the understanding of Scripture and its application to effective ministry. As a prospective or current student, you will find our staff ready to assist you with the application process, degree planning or any of the particulars related to graduation. We look forward to serving you.

Meet Our Faculty

James Flynn, D.Min.

Associate Dean of Instruction & Operations,
Director of D.Min. Program,
Associate Professor

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

Director of Master’s Programs,
Assistant Professor

757.352.4238 danigil@regent.edu
Joseph Umidi, D.Min.

Executive Vice President for Student Life,
Professor

  joseumi@regent.edu

Adjunct

Eugene Austin, D.Min.
Lewis Brogdon, Ph.D.
Ewen Butler, Ph.D.
Robert Carpenter, D.Min.
Kristina Chalfin, D.Min.
Elmer Chen, Ph.D.
Victor Cuartas, D.Min.
Joseph DeLong, D.Min.
Martin Dignard, Ph.D.
John Dooley, D.Min., Ph.D.
Sharon Fernandez, D.Min.
Leroy Gilbert, Ph.D.
Dan Goff, D.Min.
Susan Hares, Ph.D., (A.B.D.)
Donald Hartley, Ph.D.
Gary Heinke, D.Min.
Robert Hill, Ed.D., Ph.D.
Ray Houk, D.Min.
Jeff Jibben, D.Min.
Mwambazambi Kalemba, Ph.D.
Benjamin Laird, Ph.D.
William Langford, D.Min.
Robert Mack, Ph.D.
John McCloud, D.Min.
Patricia Mercier, D.Min.
Lisa Millen, Ph.D.
Adam Nigh, Ph.D.
Marty O’Rourke, D.Min.
Jim Pennington, D.Min.
Jeremy Perigo, D.W.S.
Markus Pfeiffer, D.Min.
John Plake, Ph.D.
Eric Scalise, Ph.D.
Dwight Sheets, Ph.D.
Edward Smither, Ph.D.
Donnie Staggs, Ph.D.
Roger Starner, Ph.D.
Carl Sweatman, Ph.D.
Michelle Thomas, D.Min.
Dan Thompson, Ph.D.
Daniel Tomberlin, Ph.D.
Daniel Tomberlin, D.Min.
William Victor, Ph.D.
Brandon Walker, Ph.D.
James Wall, D.Min.
Steven Ware, Ph.D.
Janet Warren, M.D., Ph.D.
Robert Webster, Ph.D.
Sara Wells, Ph.D.
Russell West