Trinity Evangelical Divinity School



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Faculty Since 2007

Gregory C. Carlson, PhD

Director, Division of Biblical, Religious and Philosophical Studies
Chair, Department of Christian Ministries
Professor of Christian Ministries


University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Ph.D. Community and Human Resources, emphasis on Leadership Development, December, 1987.
Talbot School of Theology, Biola University (LaMirada, CA) M.A. Christian Education, June, 1977.
Grace University (Omaha, Nebraska) B.A. Bible & History/Philosophy (double major) with a Christian Education minor, May, 1975.


Before coming to Trinity, Dr. Carlson was global training director for Awana Clubs International. He was ordained in 1978 and has served as a youth pastor, pastor, and adult education/family pastor. Areas of research and teaching interest include youth ministry, family ministry, educational psychology and leadership. He has authored and edited a variety of books including Rock Solid Teacher (Gospel Light), Understanding Teaching Effective Biblical Teaching for the 21st Century (Evangelical Training Association), and Equip Leaders (Lifeline Prison Ministry). Dr. Carlson is an associate instructor with Walk Thru the Bible. He conducts seminars in the areas of teaching, family ministry, leadership, youth ministry, Christian education and Bible. He has taught in China, India, West Africa, Russia/Ukraine and the Caribbean. Dr. Carlson directs the Division of Biblical, Religious, and Philosophical Studies, and is chair of the Christian Ministries Department.


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