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Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries Faculty

The faculty members of the department have earned degrees from a variety of scholarly backgrounds. They bring experiences in pastoral ministry, research, scholarship and world travel and seek to serve you not only in the classroom, but also informally through life together at Gordon.


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Scott Barnett

W.I.L.D. Semester Director

Scott has been hiking and camping all his life. He grew up roaming the bush as a missionary kid in Kenya, hiking the Grand Canyon rim to rim with his family, climbing 14'ers in Colorado, and at camp at Deerfoot Lodge in the Adirondacks. At Wheaton Scott was a Christian Education major focusing on residential camp as well as wilderness ministry.  Scott went on to lead wilderness trips and train staff at Wheaton's HoneyRock Camp for ... more ➔

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Mark Cannister

Professor of Christian Ministries
Co-chair, Department of Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries

Mark Cannister is the author of Teenagers Matter: Making Student Ministry a Priority in the Church. Prior to joining the Gordon faculty in 1992, Mark spent fifteen years serving in both church and parachurch organizations. He has served as vice president and president of the Society of Professors of Chris ... more ➔

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Daniel Darko

Associate Professor of New Testament

A native of Ghana, Dan served in administrative and ministerial roles as a Director of Youth for Christ (Ghana), Dean of Students at the Evangelical Theological Seminary (Croatia), University/Seminary chaplain and local church pastoral positions in Ghana, Croatia, England and the United States. Prior to teaching at Gordon College, he taught at the Central University College and the University of Scranton, PA. He is a Visiting Pr ... more ➔

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Nathan Hausman

Director, La Vida Adirondack Expeditions
W.I.L.D. Semester Instructor

Nate has over a dozen years of full-time experience in the wilderness education field and has been involved with the Gordon College La Vida program since 1997. As Director of La Vida’s Adirondack program, Nate spends his summers in upstate New York at La Vida’s 75-acre base camp property outside of Lake Placid. In this role, he recruits, hires and trains roughly 40 part-time staff per year, oversees the management of the base camp ... more ➔

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Ted Hildebrandt

Professor of Biblical Studies

Ted teaches Old and New Testament History and Literature as well as first year Greek. He taught for two decades at Grace College and Seminary in Indiana and for much of that time in the maximum security prison at Michigan City. His areas of scholarly endeavor are in the Hebrew poetic books, and particularly Psalms and Proverbs. Currently he is focusing on and experimenting with making evangelical biblical studies scholarship and courses availa ... more ➔

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Amy Hughes

Assistant Professor of Theology

Amy Brown Hughes received her Ph.D. in historical theology with an emphasis on early Christianity from Wheaton College in 2013. Her dissertation “‘Chastely I Live for Thee’: Virginity as Bondage and Freedom in Origen of Alexandria, Methodius of Olympus, and Gregory of Nyssa” explores how early Christian virgins contributed substantively to the development of Christology. While at Wheaton, she was privileged to work with ... more ➔

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Steven Hunt

Professor of New Testament

Born and bred in a windy city out in the mid-west, Steve came to Gordon in 2001. Focusing on the New Testament, he specializes in literary analysis of the Gospel of John and socio-rhetorical approaches to the letters of Paul. He especially enjoys the “intertextual echoes” embedded in all of these texts.

Together with his colleagues, Prof. D. Francois Tolmie (University of the Free State, South Africa) and Prof. Ruben Zimm ... more ➔

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Sharon Ketcham

Associate Professor of Theology and Christian Ministries

Sharon Galgay Ketcham joined the faculty at Gordon in 2004 after serving a church in Knoxville, TN for nearly ten years. Her experience includes serving at local and denominational levels, writing curriculum, training leaders, and speaking engagements. Sharon is active in organizations that promote the study of Christian ministries and is committed to empowering churches to incorporate youth as integral to congregation ... more ➔

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Scott Larson

Adjunct in Christian Ministries (Juvenile Justice Ministries)

In addition to teaching courses in juvenile justice ministry at Gordon College, Scott is president and founder of Straight Ahead Ministries, an international faith-based organization working with juvenile offenders in more than 400 juvenile detention centers in 14 states and three countries. Straight Ahead Ministries provides a myriad of aftercare programs when youth return home after release from prison, including mentorin ... more ➔

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Elaine Phillips

Distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies
Chair, Department of Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries

After receiving her undergraduate degree in social psychology from Cornell University and the Master of Divinity degree from Biblical Theological Seminary, Elaine Phillips, along with her husband, Perry, studied and taught for three years in Israel. Upon their return, they taught at a small Christian junior college outside of Philadelphia from 1979-1992 and Elaine earned her Ph.D. in rabbinic literature from The Dropsie College for Hebrew and ... more ➔

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Robert Whittet

Professor of Christian Ministries
Director of Church Relations

Rev. Bob Whittet has nearly three decades of youth ministry experience in his background, much of it in New England, and serves as an advisor and board member for a number of national and regional ministries. Bob is committed to the life-changing effect that cross-cultural youth ministry has on young people and is committed to helping students discover their leadership potential through the Center for Student Leadership.

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Marvin Wilson

Harold John Ockenga Professor of Biblical & Theological Studies

Marv Wilson has taught Old Testament, Hebrew and Jewish Studies at Gordon since 1971. Previously, he taught eight years at Barrington College. Dr. Wilson has published two widely used textbooks: Our Father Abraham: Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith (Eerdmans) and its sequel, Exploring Our Hebraic Heritage: A Christian Theology of Roots and Renewal (Eerdmans). He is co-author (with Edwin Yamauchi) of the new f ... more ➔

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