FACULTY
Rev. Teresa Reiger, Ph.D.
Rev. Teresa Reiger, Ph.D.

Acting Chief Operating Officer

Biblical Studies, Theology

Ph.D. in Theology, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2013)
Th.M., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2003)
M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2000)
B.S., Southwestern Assemblies of God University (1997)
Ordained: Assemblies of God (1998)
Lead Pastor: St. Luke Assembly of God (New Orleans)
drreiger@sum

Gary Munson, Ed.D., Th.D.
Gary Munson, Ed.D., Th.D.

Chief Academic Officer

Th.D. in Missiology, University of South Africa (2015) - Dissertation: A Critical Hermeneutic Examination of the Dynamic of Identity Change in Christian Conversion among Muslims in Ethiopia
Ed.D. in Organization and Leadership, University of San Francisco (2005) - Dissertation: A Narrative of Environment and Hunger in Ethiopia: A Conversation-Based Interpretive Inquiry
M.A. in Theology, Biblical Studies and Theology major, Fuller Theological Seminary (2001)
B.A. in Government, University of San Francisco (1975)
gmunson@sum

Louis (Bill) Oliverio, Ph.D.
Louis (Bill) Oliverio, Ph.D.

Associate Academic Dean

Ph.D. in Religious Studies, Marquette University (2009) - Dissertation: “Theological Hermeneutics in the Classical Pentecostal Tradition: A Typological Account”
M.A. in Christian Thought, Bethel Theological Seminary (2003)
B.A. in Pastoral Studies, North Central University (1999)
Licensed Assemblies of God Minister (2004)
droliverio@sum

Andrew Anane-Asane, Ph.D
Andrew Anane-Asane, Ph.D

Institutional Research and International Studies

Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (2010) - Dissertation: Investigation of the Akan Discourse of the Spirit Reality in Contextual Theologizing in Ghanaian Pentecostalism.
M. Div., Theological Center for Asia, Singapore (2002)
M. A. in  Missions, Assemblies of God Graduate School of Theology, Lome, Togo, (1998)
B.Th., West Africa Advanced School of Theology, Lome, Togo (1992) 
Ordained - Assemblies of God (1991) 
aanane-asane@sum
 

ADJUNCT FACULTY (TERMINAL)
Page Brooks, Ph.D.
Page Brooks, Ph.D.

B.A. in Economics, Auburn University Montgomery  (2000)
M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2002)
M.Th., University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (2009)
Ph.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2008) - Dissertation: "A Comparison of Christian and Islamic Reactions to Postmodernity and Its Affect on Theological Methodology as Reflected in the Works of Alister McGrath and Seyyed Hossein Nasr"
Ordained Southern Baptist Convention and Evangelical Covenant Church (2008)

Rev. Walter Brown, Ph.D.
Rev. Walter Brown, Ph.D.

Biblical Studies, Professional Development

Ph.D., Hebrew and Old Testament, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1982
Ordained Southern Baptist
M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1978
B.A., Bible, Blue Mountain College, 1975
wbrown@sum

Richard Cook, D.Min.
Richard Cook, D.Min.

Bible, Theology, Professional Development

D.Min., The King's University (2007) - Dissertation: Bridging the Gap: Preparing the Next Generation of Pentecostal Leaders for Fruitful and Fulfilling Ministry in the Twenty-First Century
M.Div., The King's University (2004)
B.A in Ministry, Bethany University (1993)
Ordained with the Assemblies of God (1973)
rcook@sum

Victor Cuartas
Victor Cuartas

D.Min. in Leadership and Renewal, Regent University,Thesis - "The Development of a Hispanic Leadership Certificate Program in the State of Virginia” (2006)
M.Div. in Missiology, Regent University (2002)
B.A. in Agricultural Engineering, Universidades del Valle y Nacional (1993)
Ordained Bishop with the Church of God
drcuartas@sum

Kim Engelmann, D.Min.
Kim Engelmann, D.Min.

Applied Theology

D.Min. in Pastoral Care, Boston University School of Theology (1993) - Dissertation: Pastoral Care of Children in Crisis
M.Div. in New Testament, Princeton Theological Seminary (1984)
B.A. in Sociology, Barnard College (1981)
Ordained PCUSA (1991)

Kathy Frady, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Christian Education, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2015) - Dissertation: "A Grounded Theory Investigation into How Three-and-Four Year Old Children Experience and Express Their Theological Understanding of Mark 10:13-16"
M.A of Christian Education and M.A. of Theology, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2011)
M.A. of Elementary Education, Ouachita Baptist University (1990)
B.A. of Science Science Elementary Education and B.A. of Arts Psychology (1989)
drk.frady@sum

Debbie Fulthrop, D.Min.
Debbie Fulthrop, D.Min.

D.Min. in Leadership, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (2016) – Dissertation: “Spirit Empowered Women in Church Leadership: An Undergraduate Course for Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, TX; with Local Church Implementation.”
M.Div. in Intercultural Ministries Focus, Assemblies of God Theological University (2007)
B.A. in Cross-Cultural Missions, Southwestern Assemblies of God University (1999)
Ordained with Assemblies of God (2002)
drdfulthrop@sum

Joel Hamme, Ph.D.
Joel Hamme, Ph.D.

PhD in Old Testament & Ancient Near Eastern Language and Literature, Fuller Theological Seminary (2014) - Dissertation: “'Hear, LORD, a Righteous Cause': Psalms 15-18, 20-21 as a Ritual of Protection and Blessing for the King.”
MA in Religious Studies, University of Kansas (2011)
MTS in Old Testament Studies, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (1999)
MDiv, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (1997)
BA in Biblical Studies, Central Bible College (1991)
drhamme@sum

Robby Kagarise, Ph.D.
Robby Kagarise, Ph.D.

Theology

Ph.D. in Renewal Studies (Christian Theology), Regent University (2012) - Dissertation: "From Faith to Love: The Role of Human Agency in Paul's Imperatives Regarding the Spirit"
M.A.R. in Biblical Studies, Evangelical Seminary (2001)
B.A. in Evangelism, World Evangelism Bible College & Seminary (1991)
drkagarise@sum

Trent Lambert, D.Min.
Trent Lambert, D.Min.

D.Min., Liberty Theological Seminary - Dissertation: "Eight Key Principles to Transform Church Culture to Retain Ministry Leaders" (2013)
M.Div., Liberty University (2010)
M.A. in Ministerial Leadership, Indiana Wesleyan University (2005)
B.S. in Business Administration, The Ohio State University (1995)
Ordained by Dayton Living Word Church (2003)
drlambert@sum

Paul Melidona, Ph.D.
Paul Melidona, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Worship Studies, Institute of Worship Studies, Dissertation - "Enhancing Worship Through Developing Greater Multicultural Participation" (2014) 
M.A. in Performance, Youngstown State University (1990) 
B.A. in Sacred Music and Bible Literature, Northwest University (1985)
Ordination with Assemblies of God (1994)
drmelidona@su

Ed Miciano, D.Min.
Ed Miciano, D.Min.

Applied Theology, Theology

D.Min. in Leadership and Church Planting, Fuller Theological Seminary (2006) - Dissertation: A Theology and Strategy for Coaching Church Planters
M.Div., Pentecostal Theological Seminary (1993)
B.Th. of Theology, Asian Seminary of Christian Ministries (1990)
emiciano@sum

Gary Pickens, D. Min.
Gary Pickens, D. Min.

Bible, Professional Development, Theology

D.Min. in Theological Reflection, Bethel Theological Seminary, 1995 - Dissertation: Building Stronger Marriages among Christian College Couples
Ordained Assemblies of God
M.Div. in New Testament, Ashland Theological Seminary, 1989
B.S. in Pastoral Studies, North Central University, 1980
drpickens@sum

Nabeel Saqib, M.D.
Nabeel Saqib, M.D.

M.D.
B.A. in MBBS, Allama Iqbal Medical College (2010)

Ken Searle, Ph.D., D.Min.
Ken Searle, Ph.D., D.Min.

Biblical Studies

Ph.D., Trinity Theological Seminary - Dissertation: In Light of Ephesians 4:11-13, Is The Apostolic Office/Gift Temporary, Intermittent, or Perpetual? (2005)
D. Min. in Preaching, Westminster Theological Seminary (1992)
M.Div., Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (1979)
B.A. in Biblical Literature and Communication, Simpson University (1975)
Ordained with Assemblies of God (1992)
ksearle@sum

Brandon Walker, Ph.D.
Brandon Walker, Ph.D.

Theology

Ph.D. in Theology and Religious Studies, University of Nottingham (2014) - Thesis: Memory, Identity and Mission: Orality and the Apostolic Miracle Tradition
M.A. in History, Miami University (OH) (2005)
B.A. in History and Philosophy minor, Longwood University (2002)
drwalker@sum
 

ADJUNCT FACULTY (MASTER'S)
Steve Alt
Steve Alt

M.A. in Predoctoral Studies, Regent University (1997)
B.A. in Pastoral Ministry, Jimmy Swaggart Bible College (1991)  
Ordained with FIRE Church (2012)
salt@sum

Chuck Apple, M.A.
Chuck Apple, M.A.

M.A. in Leadership & Organization Studies, Azusa Pacific University (2015)
B.A. in Pastoral Studies, North Central University (1981)
capple@sum

William Bowen, M.A.
William Bowen, M.A.

M.A., Cincinnati Christian University, 2005
B.A., Miami University, 1997
wbowen@sum

Bryan Brigham
Bryan Brigham

Ph.D. in Old Testament, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (Coursework Phase) - "Incarnational Theophany in the Conquest Narratives"
M.A. in Religion, Logsdon School of Theology (2002)
Master of Divinity, Logsdon School of Theology (1999)
B.A. in Bible & Political Science, Hardin-Simmons University (1993)
bbrigham@sum

Scott Camp, M.A., M.Div., Th.M.
Scott Camp, M.A., M.Div., Th.M.

Evangelism Chair

D.Min. in Preaching, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (ABD)
D.D. St. Thomas Christian College
Th.M., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.Div., Southwestern Assemblies of God University
M.A. in Historical Theology, Criswell College
B.A. in Biblical Studies, Criswell College
Ordained, Assemblies of God (2006)
Ordained, Southern Baptist (1983)

 

David Carranza
David Carranza

M.A. in Christian Leadership,, SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary (2015)
B.A. in Biblical Studies, SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary (2013)
dcarranza@sum

 

Bryan Darrell, M.A.
Bryan Darrell, M.A.

Biblical Studies, Theology

M.A. in Christian Thought, Trinity International University (1996)
B.A. in Biblical Languages, Central Bible College (1991)
Ordained - Assemblies of God (2010)
bdarrell@sum

Danny Davis
Danny Davis

General Education

M.A. in Intercultural Studies, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (2012)
B.S. in Biblical Studies, Indiana Wesleyan University (2010)
Ordained Assemblies of God (2012)
danny.davis@sum

Joel DeWaard, M.Div., M.A.
Joel DeWaard, M.Div., M.A.

Applied Theology, Theology

D.Min in Leadership and Creative Communication, Southwestern Assemblies of God University (Coursework Phase, starting Fall 2014)
Biblical Languages Coursework, Hebrew University (2014)
M.Div in Bible and Theology, Southwestern Assemblies of God University (2012)
M.A. in Theological Studies, Southwestern Assemblies of God University (2010)
B.A. in Church Ministries, North Central University (2008)
A.S. Radiographer, Kellogg CC (1996)
jdewaard@sum

Paul Fishell, D. Ed. Min
Paul Fishell, D. Ed. Min

Biblical Studies, General Education

D. Ed. Min., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.A. in Christian Education (emph. College Teaching), Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (1989)
Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary
B.A. in Biblical Studies, Minors in Math & Science, Evangel College (1986)
pfishell@sum

Jonathan Foster, M.Div.
Jonathan Foster, M.Div.

M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (2011)
B.A. in Biblical Studies, Taylor University (2002)
jfoster@sum

Melanie Francis, M.S.
Melanie Francis, M.S.

General Education

M.S. in Secondary Education, Dowling College (1999)
B.A. in Spanish & Government, Evangel University (1993)
Ordination: Assembly of God (2013)
mfrancis@sum

Mishaelle Hammer, M.A.
Mishaelle Hammer, M.A.

General Education, Theology

MA in Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary (2013)
BA in Business Administration, University of Phoenix (2010)
AA in Biblical Studies, School of Urban Missions (2005)
mhammer@sum

Steven Hernandez, M.Div.
Steven Hernandez, M.Div.

Applied Theology

M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (2013)
B.A. in Biblical Studies, Minor in Youth Ministry, School of Urban Missions (2009)

Kerlyn Joseph, M.A.
Kerlyn Joseph, M.A.

General Education

M.A. in Adult Education, University of South Florida (2013)
B.A. in Business Administration, University of South Florida (2008)
kjoseph@sum

“Joey” Alan Le, M.Div.
“Joey” Alan Le, M.Div.

Assistant Academic Dean, Faculty Co-Chair

Applied Theology, Biblical Studies

Ph.D. in Theological Studies, Regent University (anticipating 2019)
M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary (2011)

B.A. in Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley (2006)
Licensed Minister, Assemblies of God (2014)
jle@sum

Sara Loftin, M.A.
Sara Loftin, M.A.

Biblical Languages, General Education

M.A. in Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology and Biblical Languages, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (2008) - Thesis: "An archaeological field journal for the North Sinai Archaeological Project" in Spring 2005 (Site Director, James Hoffmeier, Ph.D.).
B.A. in English; B.A. in Classical Humanities (Greek and Roman Civilization), Ohio State University (2001)
sloftin@sum

Annette Meier M.S.
Annette Meier M.S.

M.A. in Biology, Lamar University (1998)
B.A. in Biology, Lamar University (1994)    

 

Rev. Kevin Miller, M.Ed.
Rev. Kevin Miller, M.Ed.

Bible, Professional Development, Theology

M.Ed., University of Louisville, 1999
B.A., Evangel College, 1980
Wheaton College (42 Graduate Hours in Biblical Studies), 1983
kevin.miller@sum

Toby Mueller, M.S.
Toby Mueller, M.S.

General Education

M.S. Applied Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin Parkside (2002)    
B.S. Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin Parkside (1999)
tmueller@sum

Melody Olivarez-Espinoza
Melody Olivarez-Espinoza

M.A. in Organizational Leadership, SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary (2013) - Thesis: "Correlation Between Amount of Quality Time Spent With Family and Effectiveness in Ministry"
B.S. in Biology, Minors in Chemistry, Intercultural Studies, Biopsychology, and Spanish, Evangel University (2009)
Ordained, Asssemblies of God (2014)
molivarez@sum

Curtis Pryor, M.A.
Curtis Pryor, M.A.

Theology

M.S. Practical Theology, Southwestern Assemblies of God University (2005)
B.A. Biblical Studies, Evangel University (1984)
Ordained with Assemblies of God (1992)
cpryor@sum

Jose A. Santos, M.Div.
Jose A. Santos, M.Div.

D.Min., Pentecostal Theological Seminary, (in progress) – Dissertation: “How to Implement a Mentoring Program within the Hispanic Church Planting Effort.”
M.Div., Pentecostal Theological Seminary, (2013)
M.A. in Church Ministries, Pentecostal Theological Seminary (2011)
B.S. in Church Leadership, Lee University (2007)
Ordained Bishop with Church of God
jsantos@sum

Kenneth Shaw, M.Div.
Kenneth Shaw, M.Div.

Bible, Counseling, Theology

M.F.T, Azuza Pacific University (1992)
M. Div., Fuller Theological Seminary (1983)
B.A., University of California, Berkeley (1965)
kshaw@sum

Kristen Smith, M.A.
Kristen Smith, M.A.

General Education

M.A. in Christian Leadership, SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary (2014)
B.A. in Spanish Literature, California State University, Los Angeles (2005)
ksmith@sum

Jeff Stanfill, M.A.
Jeff Stanfill, M.A.

M.A. in Theological Studies, Southwestern Assemblies of God University (2008)
Ordination - Assemblies of God (1987)
B.A in Bible and Theology. Central Bible College (1985) 
jstanfill@sum

David Williams, M.P.A.
David Williams, M.P.A.

General Education

Ph.D. Instructional Design and Development, University of South Alabama (Doctoral Coursework)
M.A. Public Administration, University of Alabama at Birmingham (2010)
B.A. Social Science, University of Mobile (2006)
dwilliams@sum

Joseito Velasquez, M.A.
Joseito Velasquez, M.A.

M.A. in Theology, Liberty University (2015)
B.A. in Biblical Studies, Caribbean Theological College (2005)    
Ordained with Assemblies of God (2005)
jvelasquez@sum