Trinity Evangelical Divinity School



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Faculty Since 2007

Gregory C. Carlson, PhD

Director, Master of Arts in Leadership Program
Professor of Christian Ministries


BA, Grace University
MACE, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
PhD, University of Nebraska


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, adult education/family pastor, and in a variety of roles in teaching and ministry. Areas of research and teaching interest include youth ministry, family ministry, ministry skill development and educational psychology. He has authored and edited a variety of books including Rock Solid Teacher; Discover the Joy of Teaching Like Jesus (Gospel Light), and Understanding Teaching Effective Biblical Teaching for the 21st Century (Evangelical Training Association). 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 in a variety of venues, including teaching in China, India, West Africa, Russia and Jamaica. Dr. Carlson also currently directs the Division of Biblical, Religious, and Philosophical Studies, and is chair of the Christian Ministries Department.


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