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E. Stanley Jones Professors of Evangelism

The Foundation for Evangelism provides funding to support the E. Stanley Jones Professors of Evangelism at United Methodist and Wesleyan-tradition seminaries and schools of theology around the world including positions in Germany, Russia and Zimbabwe.

Named for the renowned evangelist and missionary, E. Stanley Jones, these professorships were established to prepare the next generation of leaders for ministry in the local church through classes in evangelism, missions, and a variety of other disciplines all taught with a focus on evangelism in the spirit of John Wesley. Through ongoing research and publication, these professors reach far beyond the seminary walls to educate and equip clergy, laity, and youth for evangelism ministries that bear fruit in the 21st century local church.

While most of the teaching occurs in Master of Divinity degree programs, several institutions provide education at the doctoral level with our E. Stanley Jones Professors of Evangelism providing leadership. Other professors provide classes in course of study and are helping the Church to develop guidelines for theological education.  These exceptional Christian leaders and teachers impact lives across the denomination and around the world.

To learn more about E. Stanley Jones, visit The E. Stanley Jones Foundation.

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Stephen Gunter

Director, E. Stanley Jones Professors of Evangelism
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Achim Härtner

Reutlingen School of Theology

Reutlingen, Germany
ESJ Professor since 1993

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Jack Jackson

Claremont School of Theology

Claremont, CA, USA
ESJ Professor since 2010

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Henry (Hal) H. Knight III

St. Paul School of Theology

Leawood, KS, USA
ESJ Professor since 1993

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Sergei Nikolaev

Moscow Theological Seminary of The United Methodist Church

Moscow, Russia
ESJ Professor since 2005

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Joon Sik Park

Methodist Theological School in Ohio

Delaware, Ohio, USA
ESJ Professor since 2000

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F. Douglas Powe, Jr.

Wesley Theological Seminary

Washington, D.C., USA
ESJ Professor since 2004

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Angel Santiago-Vendrell

Asbury Theological Seminary, Orlando

Orlando, FL USA
ESJ Professor since 2010

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Daniel Shin

Drew Theological School

Madison, NJ, USA
ESJ Professor since 2012

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Bryan Stone

Boston University School of Theology

Boston, MA, USA
ESJ Professor since 1998

Dr. Mark Teasdale

Mark Teasdale

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Evanston, IL, USA
ESJ Professor since 2009

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Gammon Theological Seminary

Atlanta, GA, USA

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Duke Divinity School

Durham, NC, USA

Previous E. Stanley Jones Professors of Evangelism
Seminary or University
Years Served
Professor
Africa University (Kenya)
2000-2017
Dr. John Wesley Kurewa
Asbury Theological Seminary
2000-2010
Dr. Robert G. Tuttle, Jr.
2006-2012 (PhD program)
Dr. Arthur G. McPhee
Boston University School of Theology
1996-1998
Dr. Clinton Parker
1988-1996
Dr. Seth Asare
1987-1988
Dr. Tom Albin
1984-1987
Dr. Chester Williams
Claremont School of Theology
1999-2009
Dr. Stephen Kim
Drew Theological School
2000-2017
Dr. Leonard Sweet
Duke Divinity School
2015-2021
Dr. Jeffrey Conklin-Miller
2008-2017 (PhD program)
Dr. Stephen Gunter
2005-2008 (PhD program)
Dr. Paul Chilcote
2001-2015
Dr. Laceye Warner
1994-2001
Dr. Priscilla Pope-Levison
Gammon Theological Seminary
2004-2010
Dr. Tumani Nyajaeka
2012-2017
Dr. Daniel Shin
2018-2021
Dr. David Whitworth
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
2004-2008
Dr. Don Sik Kim