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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
Director of Church Relations

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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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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Joanna Kline

Assistant Professor of Old Testament

Joanna Greenlee Kline grew up in the beautiful state of Minnesota and majored in Biblical Studies and English at Gordon College as an undergraduate. After college she spent two years teaching English in Russia and traveling throughout Russia, Eastern Europe, and Turkey. Joanna went on to receive an MDiv from Harvard Divinity School and a PhD in Hebrew Bible from Harvard University’s Committee on the Study of Religion. During her time in ... more ➔

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Robert Whittet

Chaplain of the College
Professor of Christian Ministries

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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