Dr. Philip Meadows—New Professor of Evangelization Studies
We are delighted to welcome Rev. Dr. Philip Meadows to the community as Professor of Evangelization Studies on the Kentucky Campus. Dr. Meadows has taught as an adjunct professor at Asbury Seminary since 2010 and will join the community as a full-time faculty member on July 1, 2017.
“I am delighted that Rev. Dr. Philip Meadows will be joining the ministry of Asbury Theological Seminary,” President Timothy Tennent said. “His breadth of experience as a teacher and researcher brings enormous strength to our faculty team. We are truly blessed by God to have someone with his background helping us to fulfill our 2023 Strategic Plan.”
Currently, Dr. Meadows serves as a senior research fellow at Nazarene Theological College and a research fellow at the University of Manchester, where he supervises Ph.D. students in Wesleyan studies and missiology. He founded the Inspire Movement, an international network of Christians who develop and share discipleship practices in the Wesleyan spirit.
His current research studies the intersection of Wesleyan theology and spirituality with discipleship, leadership and mission for 21st century churches. He is a prolific writer, authoring several books and scholarly articles in the areas of missiology within a digital culture, church planting, spirituality and discipleship, Wesleyan studies, and church leadership.
His recent works include ‘Mission and Discipleship in a Digital Culture’, Mission Studies, The DNA of Discipleship and Windows on Wesley: Wesleyan Theology in Today’s World.
“We are very pleased and grateful that Dr. Meadows will strengthen the Seminary as we live out our mission of ‘the whole Bible for the whole world,’” Dr. Doug Matthews, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, said. “His passion, skill set, training, widely acclaimed and influential writing and speaking all set him apart to train our students to make a global impact.”
Dr. Meadows has served as a faculty member at Westminster College, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and Cliff College. He is also an ordained Presbyter with the Irish Methodist Church.
He holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University. His undergraduate education (University College, London) is in Biochemistry, along with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies (Cambridge). His postgraduate education includes a Certificate in Education (Durham), a Master of Philosophy in Computer Science (Bradford), and a Master of Arts in Theology (Cambridge).