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Dr. Art McPhee

art_mcpheeSundo Kim Professor of Evangelism and Practical Theology


  • Intercultural Studies
  • Domestic and International Church Planting
  • South Asian Christianity
  • Missional Ecclesiology
  • Evangelism and Discipling


  • B.A., Eastern Mennonite University, 1970
  • M.Div. Eastern Mennonite Seminary, 1976
  • Ph.D. Asbury Theological Seminary, 2001

Ordained in 1971, Art McPhee was a minister for 23 years before turning to teaching. More than half those years were in churches he helped start. In the early 1980s, he served as overseer for the Mennonite churches in South Florida and, also, on the staff of the Church Planting and Development Department of Mennonite Board of Missions. In addition, he was the voice of the “Mennonite Hour” and “Art McPhee in Touch,” weekly and daily radio programs heard on more than 140 stations. From 1996 to 2006, when he came to Asbury, Dr. McPhee taught at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana.

Dr. McPhee serves as the Sundo Kim Professor of Evangelism and Practical Theology. His teaching and writing have centered substantially on domestic and international church planting and on the history and growth of the church in South Asia, where he has studied, taught, and published since the mid-1990s. Dr. McPhee was an international consultant and contributor to the recently published Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Art McPhee’s first book was Friendship Evangelism: The Caring Way to Share Your Faith (Zondervan 1978); his newest one is The Road to Delhi: J. Waskom Pickett and Missions in the Twilight of the Raj and Dawn of Nationhood (Emeth 2012). He has served as editor of The Journal of the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education and on the board of The American Society of Missiology.

Dr. McPhee and his wife, Evie were married in 1970; they have a son, John.


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