Scott Ellington is an associate professor in the School of Christian Ministries. He and his wife, Linda, received a call to missionary service while in college and taught for 14 years in Bible colleges and seminaries in Mexico, England and Germany. Linda is a veterinarian, and they have two daughters.
Scott received his B.S. in applied psychology at Georgia Tech in 1983, his M.Div. and Th.M. from Columbia Theological Seminary in 1990 and 1994, and his Ph.D. in biblical studies at the University of Sheffield in 2000.
Outside the classroom Scott’s interests include writing, travel, cooking and community theater. He has recently completed his first book, Risking Truth: Transforming the World Through Prayers of Lament, and has received the 2012 Award for Excellence from The Foundation for Pentecostal Scholarship for his 2011 journal article "'Can I Get a Witness': The Myth of Pentecostal Orality and the Process of Traditioning in the Psalms" published in the Journal of Pentecostal Theology.
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Michael Luper holds a B.A. from West Coast Christian College, M.Div. from the Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, and Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary. He has taught Biblical Studies, Greek, and Hermeneutics at EC since 1997. Dr. Luper says, “My wife and I came to Emmanuel College with a clear sense of God’s call that this is where He wanted us to be. I had been teaching for a number of years in my home state of California, but felt the Lord leading us away. As the years have passed we have grown more confident we are in the center of God’s will for our lives being here at Emmanuel College. Our time here has been filled with great excitement as we have seen the Lord working both in the college community and in our own lives. We expect to continue to see the hand of the Lord upon the college as we move forward together in Him.”
Tony Moon holds an A.A. and a B.S. from Emmanuel College, M.Div. from Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Th.M. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and D.Min. from Columbia Theological Seminary. Since 1982 he has taught Biblical Studies, Ministry, History and Theology of Pentecostalism, and Marriage and the Family at EC. He also pastors a Pentecostal Holiness church.
Dr. Moon says, “Over the years I have come to realize more and more what an awesome responsibility it is to serve on the faculty of a Christian college. My sincere desire is to be a positive influence on my students both in the classroom and out. Through teaching, befriending, mentoring and modeling, I desire to partner with students in their development toward Christian commitment and maturity, in their discernment of God’s call, and in their preparation for fulfilling that call.”
Mark, his wife Alison, and their two children moved to the area in 2012. He holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Messiah College, an M.A. in Theological Studies and an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary and is finishing his Ph.D. dissertation in Religious Studies with a concentration in New Testament at Marquette University. He is ordained in the Christian Churches and has served in pastoral roles for over 12 years within the Assemblies of God, the United Methodist Church, and independent churches. He has also taught as a Language Teaching Fellow at Asbury Theological Seminary and as an adjunct instructor at Carthage College and Marquette University.
Mark and his wife are excited to be a part of what God is doing here at Emmanuel. They share a passion and call to train and mentor Christian leaders and to encourage Christians to think biblically and engage the world in informed and transforming ways.
Chris is a graduate of Emmanuel’s School of Christian Ministries and holds an M.Div. from Regent University; he is on staff at Crossroads Community Church in Athens, Ga.
Dr. G. Earl Beatty served Emmanuel College for twenty-five years as Dean of the SCM, Academic Dean, and Executive Vice-President.
Rev. Robby Brown earned a B.S. in Christian ministries from Emmanuel, an M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is currently pursuing his D.Min. at Mid-America Seminary.
Brandon McDaniel graduated from Emmanuel College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries. After Emmanuel, he went to Liberty University for a Masters Degree in Theological Studies. Brandon has worked in the Athens area for the past three years as the College Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church of God and is thoroughly excited about teaching at Emmanuel.
Paul Oxley holds a B.A. from Oklahoma City University, Th.B., from Southwestern College, M.A. from University of Oklahoma and M.Div. from Oral Roberts University; he has also done graduate study at UGA. He has taught at EC since 1982; his courses include the Philosophy of Religion, Christian Ethics, Theology, and Cross-Cultural Ministries.
Mr. Oxley says, “Teaching is exciting to me because I believe learning and personal growth are part of the ongoing experience of being human, especially being a Christian…. I enjoy teaching theology courses which encourage students to work out their own views. Theology… is a most practical and prayerful subject matter that is needed for developing our personal beliefs…Theological education results in practice…. I am blessed to see Emmanuel students in action sharing their time, talents and lives.”
Rick has a B.A. in geology from Whitworth College, an M.A.C.M from Erskine Theological Seminary, and has been ordained with the American Evangelistic Association since 1969.
Harold holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Ball State University and an M.A. in New Testament from CBN University; he is the director of Healing Springs Retreat Ministries, Franklin Springs, Ga.
Terry holds degrees from the University of Georgia and the Asian Seminary of Christian Ministries in Manila, Philippines, and has been in pastoral ministry for over 30 years.