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AGTS faculty members are more than just scholars—they are Pentecostal believers who are committed to serving the church through scholarship, teaching, on-going ministry in the church and formative relationships with students. We like to say that being a both/and person—committed to both the academy and the church—is a requirement for all AGTS administrators and faculty members. As you get to know them, you will catch their passion for understanding and carrying out ministry in the power of the Spirit.

For speaking engagements please contact the Dean's Office at 417.268.1014 or email gehrisd@evangel.edu

Administrative Faculty


James H. Railey, DTh
Dean of the Seminary

Director of PhD in Biblical Interpretation and Theology
Professor of Theology

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Paul Lewis, PhD
Associate Dean
Admissions and Program Coordinator, Intercultural Doctoral Studies
Professor of Historical Theology and Intercultural Studies

Deborah M. Gill, PhD
Chair of Master's Program
Chairperson, Bible & Theology Department
Professor of Biblical Studies and Exposition

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Brandon Schmidly, PhD
Chair of Undergraduate Seminary Programs
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Cheryl A. Taylor, DMin
Chair of Doctoral Programs
Director, Doctor of Ministry Program
Associate Professor of Practical Theology

Regular Faculty  
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Roger D. Cotton, ThD
Professor of Old Testament

John L. Easter, PhD
Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies

Marvin G. Gilbert, EdD
Associate Professor of Intercultural Education and Research
A. Elizabeth Grant, PhD
Associate Professor of Intercultural Education
James D. Hernando, PhD
Professor of New Testament
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Associate Professor of Anthropology
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Byron D. Klaus, DMin
Professor of Intercultural Leadership Studies

Anita L. Koeshall, PhD
Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies
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John F. Koeshall, PhD
Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies

Lois E. Olena, DMin
DMin Project Coordinator
Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Jewish Studies


Ava Oleson, DMin
Dmin Program Coordinator
Associate Professor of Practical Theology

Melody D. Palm, PsyD
Professor of Counseling Psychology


DeLonn L. Rance, PhD
Director of Intercultural Doctoral Studies
Chairperson, Global Missions Department
Professor of Intercultural Studies

Ivan Satyavrata, DPhil
Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies
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Charles E. Self, PhD
Professor of Church History

Jay P. Taylor, DMin
Director of Spiritual Formation
Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation

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Randy C. Walls, DMin
Chairperson, Practical Theology Department
Associate Professor of Pastoral Leadership and Practical Theology

Mark A. Hausfeld, DMin
Director of Center for Islamic Studies
Professor of Urban and Islamic Studies


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