John Cartwright

John Cartwright

Associate Dean, Rawlings School of Divinity
Associate Professor of Christian Leadership & Education



  • Bachelor of Science, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia.
  • Master of Arts in Religion, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, Virginia.
  • Master of Divinity, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, Virginia.
  • Doctor of Education, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky.

Courses Taught

  • Inductive Bible Study
  • Leadership and Management in the Local Church
  • Acts
  • Homiletics
  • Colossians
  • Philemon
  • Jude
  • Hosea

Current & Recent Academic Experience

  • Assistant Dean Rawlings School of Divinity, Assistant Professor of Religion 2014-Present 
  • Department Chair, School of Religion, LU Online, 2012-2014
  • Assistant to the Associate Dean, School of Religion, 2010-2012
    • Support the School of Religion in all non-academic affairs
    • Oversee the development and maintenance of all School of Religion Facilities
    • Direct marketing initiatives within the School of Religion
    • Assist with the oversight of the budget
    • Coordinate the Graduate Student Assistant program
    • Manage the student work assistants
    • Facilitate the Faculty Communication Center website
  • Faculty Support Coordinator, Liberty University Online, 2009-2010
    • Coordinated with Human Resources in the hiring of online global adjunct professors
    • Oversee quality of instruction through the distribution and collection of weekly audits for adjunct faculty
    • Distribute all necessary learning materials to online faculty
    • Perform budget requisitions
    • Manage the Faculty Communication Center website
    • Designate the teaching assignments each sub-term
  • Professor of Religion, Liberty University Online, 2009-Present
  • Dean of Student Life, Word of Life Bible Institute, 2006-2009
    • Served as the campus pastor
    • Oversaw the student life department, international student development, health services, and campus life.
    • Responsible for the spiritual direction of the campus
    • Coordinated all facets of campus church services and chapels
  • Dean of Men, Word of Life Bible Institute, 2003-2006
    • Responsible for training, discipleship, and counseling for the male staff and students
    • Management of discipline and crises
  • Professor of Religion, Word of Life Bible Institute, 2003-2009
  • High School Bible Teacher, Dade Christian School, 1997-2003
    • Taught grades 7-12
    • Directed the chapel program
    • Developed curriculum and scope and sequence
    • Coordinated and organized school trips, activities, and fundraisers
    • Honored with the 2000-2001 yearbook dedication


  • Leadership
  • Biblical Confrontation
  • Personal Ministry
  • Biblical Model of the Home
  • Self Injury
  • Pornography and Personal Purity