Kimberly Ervin Alexander, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Church History


Dr. Kimberly Ervin Alexander has served as associate professor of the History of Christianity in the School of Divinity since 2011. Before her move to Regent, she served as associate professor of Historical Theology and assistant vice president for academics at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, Tennessee.

She has more than 25 years of experience in parish ministry and worship leadership. In the School of Divinity, Alexander teaches courses at both the master's and Ph.D. levels, particularly focusing on history and theology of the early modern and modern eras, including Pentecostal history. Alexander is a past president of the Society for Pentecostal Studies. She has also been a contributor to numerous ecumenical dialogues and consultations. She is the author of Pentecostal Healing: Models of Theology and Practice, winner of the 2007 Foundations for Pentecostal Scholarship Book of the Year award.

With R. Hollis Gause, she co-authored Women in Leadership: A Pentecostal Perspective, and with James P. Bowers, What Women Want: Pentecostal Women Ministers Speak for Themselves. She is the author of numerous book chapters and articles. She serves as editor of the Emeth Press "The Study of World Christian Revitalization Movements in Pentecostal & Charismatic Studies" series and on the editorial boards for the Brill Academic Publishers "Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies" series and Aldersgate Papers: Theological Journal of the Australasian Centre for Wesleyan Research. Her research interests include early Pentecostal spirituality and practice, spiritual experience and women in the Christian tradition.


Encyclopedia, Journal Articles and Book Chapters:

"Our Congregations" in Portrait and Prospect: Church of God Pastors in the 21st Century, James P. Bowers, ed. Cleveland, TN: Center for Pentecostal Leadership and Care, 2004.

"Pentecostal Healing at the Mission" in The Azusa Street Revival and its Legacy, Harold Hunter and Cecil M. Roebuck, eds. Cleveland, TN: Pathway Press, 2006.

"'The Almost Pentecostal': The Future of the Church of God in the United States" in The Future of Pentecostalism in the United States, Eric Patterson and Edmond Rybarczyk, eds., Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2007.

"Boundless Love Divine: A Re-Evaluation of Early Understandings of the Experience of Spirit Baptism" in Passover, Pentecost & Parousia: Studies in Celebration of the Life and Ministry of R. Hollis Gause, S. J. Land, R. D. Moore, J. C. Thomas, eds. Blandford Forum, Dorset: Deo, 2010.

"Under the Authority of the Word and In Response to the Spirit: The Written Work and Worship of R. Hollis Gause" in Passover, Pentecost & Parousia: Studies in Celebration of the Life and Ministry of R. Hollis Gause, S. J. Land, R. D. Moore, J. C. Thomas, eds. Blandford Forum, Dorset: Deo, 2010.

"Restoration, Accommodation and Innovation: The Contributions of Aimee Semple McPherson" in From Aldersgate to Azusa Street: Wesleyan, Holiness and Pentecostal Visions of the New Humanity, An Interdisciplinary Approach, Henry H. Knight, ed. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2010.

"A Baptism of Divine Love: The Pentecostal Experience of Spirit Baptism" in Re-Thinking Wesleyan Theology, Nathan Crawford, ed. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, forthcoming.

"Spirit-Filled Healing Ministry in the 21st Century: From Healing Homes to the City of Faith and Beyond", with Thomson K. Mathew in Spirit Empowered Christianity in the 21st Century, Vinson Synan, ed. Charisma House, 2011.

"The Pentecostal Healing Community" in Toward a Pentecostal Ecclesiology: The Church and the Five-fold Gospel, J. C. Thomas, ed. Blandford Forum, Dorset, UK: Deo, 2010.

"R. A. N. Kydd, Healing Through the Centuries: A Critical Review," Journal of Pentecostal Theology 16 (April 2000): 117-127.

"'And the Signs Are Following': Mark 16.9-20 - A Journey Into Pentecostal Hermeneutics" co-authored with John Christopher Thomas. Journal of Pentecostal Theology 11.2 (April 2003): 147-170.

"Three Hundred Years of Holiness and Healing" in Asbury Theological Journal Vol. 58, No. 2 (Fall 2003): 57-77.

"How Wide Thy Healing Streams Are Spread" in Asbury Theological Journal Vol. 59. No. 1 (Spring 2004): 63-76.

"Matters of Conscience, Matters of Unity, Matters of Orthodoxy: Trinity and Water Baptism in Early Pentecostal Theology and Practice" in Journal of Pentecostal Theology 17:1 (October 2008): 48-69.

"Pentecostalism" in Encyclopedia of Religion in America. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2010.

Pentecostal Healing: Models of Theology and Practice. Blandford Forum, Dorset: Deo, 2006.

Women in Pentecostal Leadership (with R. Hollis Gause). Cleveland, TN: Center for Pentecostal Leadership and Care, 2006.


American Academy of Religion; Society for Pentecostal Studies, Immediate Past-President; Wesleyan Theological Society; Editorial Board, Aldersgate Papers, Australian Centre for Wesleyan Research

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Jeffrey Anderson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology

Larry K. Asplund, D.Min.

Instructor, Practical Theology & Internship

Corné J. Bekker, D.Litt et Phil



Department Chair, Biblical Studies and Christian Ministry, General Education

757.352.4193 clbekker@regent.edu
Patrick J. Bopp, D.Min.

Instructor, Practical Theology

Dana J. Cavallaro, D.Min.

Instructor, Practical Theology & Formation

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

Julie Reams, D.Min.

Instructor, Practical Theology & Formation

Uwe C. Scharf, Ph.D.

Instructor, Biblical Studies and Theology

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

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Archie T. Wright, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

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