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My Evangel connection almost reaches back to its hospital days. I was raised in Springfield and attended Central A/G from 1947. I used to visit profs kids before I went to school here. What a privilege to teach here. My kids went here too! I guess you could say Evangel WAS God's calling for me. Evangels history is a present, on-going thing. Join us?
Title: Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
Office: Trask Hall 214 J
Professional Information: M. Div. Southwestern Baptist Theological-I specialized in Pastoral Care Seminary '72; B.A. Evangel College '67 Speech Education/ English.
Job Responsibilities: I teach general education bible subjects: Essential Christianity,New Testament and Book studies, Theology and Christianity at Work. I have also been active in teaching Degree completion courses in Bible.Recently I have added the FRWK 320 -Pentecost to classes I am currently teaching.
Org Memberships: Ordained Assemblies of God '75 New Jersey District where I served as a State Youth Director for several years. ACSD Association of Christians in Student Development, Society for Pentecostal Studies
Courses Taught: I have taught Essential Christianity, Theology, I & II Kings, and Freshman Seminar and dozens of Bible Book Studies. Early on I taught practical courses for Lay- Leadership, Evangelism, and Spirituality. Even while I was Campus Pastoring (1983-2002) I taught.
Publications: Pentecostal Evangel, Enrichment Magazine, Sunday School Counselor.
Started Work: Fall of '78 in the Bible Department
Favorite Thing About Work: Student interaction - I have really enjoyed CROSSwalk ministries. As Campus Pastor I enjoyed Resident Hall, bible studies, and prayer times. Spiritual Emphasis times were always fulfilling too. I also had the privilege of traveling with the Concert Band and Choir, high-points in my career.
Was an Evangel Student: I attended from Fall '63 - Summer '67
Favorite Memory as a Student: HarvestFest, Concert Choir Tours, Summer travel with the men's quartet. Spiritual Emphasis. SCOPE - (like our CROSSwalk).
Originally From: Winston-Salem, only there the yr of my birth, NC
Personal Information: My grandfather was Wesley R. Steelberg, Superintendent of the A/G 49-52.My father a graphic arts designer- He designed the A/G emblem, and Evangel's TRUTH seal; taught an Art class in Evangel's early years. My wife Nancy (Dr. Ed.is the principal at Field Elem.)is an Evangel grad.(Class of 70) here in Springfield. My mom has sung in the church choir for almost 60 years! I won several national competitions while a drama student at Evangel. All three of my daughters went to Evangel. You might know my oldest daughter- SARA GROVES- Christian singer,you bet I'm proud.
Other: I have been singing since the age of four, and have more recently produced a CD of songs.
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