Dr. Don Fanning

Don Fanning

Professor of Global Studies

Email:  dfanning@liberty.edu
(434) 592-4140


  • D.Min., Capital Bible Seminary
  • M.Div., Capital Bible Seminary
  • M.A., Pensacola Christian College
  • A.A.T., LeTourneau College
  • B.A., Bob Jones University

Recent Courses

  • GLST 500: Introduction to Missions
  • GLST 510: Christian Leadership
  • GLST 600: Cultural Anthropology
  • GLST 620: History of Christian Missions
  • GLST 630: Trends and Issues in Missions
  • GLST 650: Intercultural Communication and Church Planting
  • GLST 675: Contextualization and Global Theology
  • GLST 681: World Religions


Dr. Don Fanning has thirty years of experience in Latin America where he served as a jungle pilot evangelist and church planter in Colombia, and church planter in Colombia, Argentina, Paraguay, and the United States.
He served as Academic Dean of Word of Life Argentina Bible Institute and was founder of Libros Aguila Publicaciones (a Christian School textbook publications in Spanish) as well as Branches Publications in the US.
Dr. Fanning planted seven churches in four countries before joining the faculty at Liberty University. He currently serves at Liberty University's Rawlings School of Divinity as Professor of Global Studies.


  • Certification in Flight and Ground Instructions (single-engine, multi-engine, instrument, commercial, and floatplane)
  • Certified Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic
  • Certified Personality Profile analysis and consultant
  • Certified Global Focus instructor for mobilizing local churches for missions

Recent Publications


Gifts For Today

(2013) TGC Resources

Ten Steps to Fruitful Discipleship

(2012) TGC Resources

Revelation, An expositional guide for Small Group leaders

 (2012) TGC Resources




Romans, An expositional guide for Small Group Leaders


Truths to Live By, A Daily Devotional Bible Study on the Commands in the NT

(2011) TGC Resources



Trends and Issues in Missions 2011
Theologies that have molded missions 2010
Inductive Bible Study Methods 2010
Mission Accomplished? A survey of missions history 2010
What in the world is God Doing? (with Gary Olson) 2010