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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.


Mark Cannister

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

Mark Cannister is the author of Teenagers Matter: Making Student Ministry a Priority in the Church (Baker Academic), and a contributing author to Teaching the Next Generations: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching Christian Formation  ... more ➔

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Daniel Ahn

Sung Ho (Daniel) Ahn

Assistant Professor of Global Christianity and Theology

Professor Ahn received his PhD in World Christianity from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and Master of Divinity in cross-cultural studies and Master of Arts in intercultural studies from Fuller Theological Seminary in the US. He has diverse ministry experiences as a missionary, ordained pastor, theological educator, missiologist and mechanical engineer. He has extensive intercultural mission experiences at diverse cultural and religious ... more ➔

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Daniel Darko

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 Central University (Ghana) and the University of Scranton, PA (Jesuit). He is a Visiting ... 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 available ... more ➔

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Amy Brown Hughes

Assistant Professor of Theology

Amy Brown Hughes received her Ph.D. in historical theology with an emphasis in early Christianity from Wheaton College and is the author (with Lynn H. Cohick, Wheaton College) of Christian Women in the Patristic World: Their Influence, Authority and Legacy in the Second Through Fifth Centuries ... more ➔

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Steve Hunt

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 Zimmermann ... more ➔

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Sharon Ketcham

Professor of Theology and Christian Ministries

Sharon Galgay Ketcham is professor of theology and Christian ministries at Gordon College in Massachusetts. She earned her Ph.D. in theology and education from Boston College. Sharon’s two decades of experience in ministry include serving the local church, researching, writing, teaching, and mentoring. As a practical theologian, she is a scholar for the Church and invites people to reflect theologically on lived Christian faith. She is the ... more ➔

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Elaine Phillips

Elaine Phillips

Distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies
Harold John Ockenga Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies

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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