Saturday, March 20, 2010

From Biblical Studies to Professorship

Joshua T. Johnson ’98, who studied biblical and theological studies while on campus, is currently teaching Introductory and Intermediate Hebrew at Nazarene Theological Seminary (NTS) in Kansas City, Missouri.

Joshua was a full-time associate minister in the United Methodist Church 2000–2004, began his M.Div at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and completed the program at NTS, graduating summa cum laude in the spring of 2009.
Joshua was a recipient of the Zondervan Biblical Languages Award in Biblical Hebrew in 2006, has been an adjunct instructor at NTS in biblical Hebrew since the fall of 2006, has had two different associate positions in the Church of the Nazarene, was selected first in NTS’s Corlett Senior Sermon competition in 2009, and was the recipient of NTS’s Presidential Academic Achievement Award.
On a more personal note, Joshua has been married to Jennifer (Seeley) ’98 Johnson for 11 years, is a six-year survivor of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, is a licensed minister in the Church of the Nazarene, is a board member and adult Sunday school teacher at Trinity Church of the Nazarene in Independence, Missouri, and is presently praying for the Lord’s guidance in his next ministerial steps, considering both Ph.D. work and senior pastor opportunities.

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