Members of the GST faculty provide rich resources in academic and spiritual leadership. Faculty members bring to their teaching specialization in languages, history, missions, and ministry. Their articles and books have appeared in numerous international academic publications.

Our faculty members serve as ministers, elders and deacons in local churches, and they provide leadership for the churches through seminars and popular publications. They are involved in ministry among churches all over the world. Many also serve as consultants to churches and other ministries. They are in frequent demand for workshops, seminars and lectureships.

Full-time Faculty:

Others Offering Instruction:

  • Christopher Hutson, Abilene Christian University
  • Kent Smith, Abilene Christian University
  • Samjung Kang-Hamilton, Abilene Christian University
  • Curt Niccum, Abilene Christian University
  • Mike Patrick
  • Wendell Willis, Abilene Christian University
  • Houston Heflin, Abilene Christian University
  • Wes Crawford
  • Chris Dowdy
  • Royce Money

Theological Librarian:

During the past year, our full-time faculty members have made significant strides in their chosen endeavors.  They travel widely, speak at churches, universities, and conferences, and serve in congregations.  Here are a few of their most significant achievements this year.

Fred Aquino, Professor of Theology, will publish this spring his book An Integrative Habit of Mind: John Henry Newman on the Path to Wisdom (Northern Illinois University Press), and he has published essays in two books: The Philokalia: A Classic Text of Orthodox Spirituality (Oxford University Press) and The Spiritual Senses (Cambridge University Press).   

Jeff Childers, Professor of Church History, spent 2011 on sabbatical, finishing his four-volume critical edition and translation of the sermons of John Chrysostom preserved in Syriac.  He will speak in April at a symposium launching a new Syriac Studies department in the western Turkish city of Mardin.   He remains very active at the Highland Church of Christ and speaks widely at other churches.

Chris Flanders, Associate Professor of Missions, published About Face: Rethinking Face for 21st-Century Mission (Pickwick).  He serves as director of the Halbert Institute for Missions at ACU and consults widely for churches and missionary teams. 

Doug Foster, Professor of Church History, published The Stone-Campbell Movement: A Global History, as well as directing the Center for Restoration Studies. Author of  "Renewing the World", and also in progress is "Campbell biography". 

Mark Hamilton,  Professor of Old Testament, is an elder at University Church of Christ and in addition to his church work there, he published translations of, and commentaries on, Psalms 16-17, 19-23 in Mark Shipp, ed., Timeless: Ancient Psalms for Today’s Church (ACU Press), the annotated bibliography on kingship in Oxford Bibliographies Online, and articles in the Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism and Jewish Culture and Blackwell’s Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization.  

Tim Sensing, Professor of Ministry, recently edited Effective Practice of Ministry: Essays in Memory of Charles Siburt (ACU Press).

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