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Troy Temple

Troy TempleDepartment Chair, School of Religion, LU Online
Professor of Religion

E-mail: twtemple@liberty.edu


Education

  • Ph.D., Educational Leadership & Family Ministry, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2009. Dissertation: An Analysis of Youth Ministers’ Perceptions of Character Qualities, Leadership Competencies, and Leadership Flaws That Facilitate or Hinder Effective Youth Ministry
  • M.A., Religious Studies, Liberty University, 1997. Thesis: A Content Analysis of Two Models of Adolescent Faith Development with and Evangelical Assessment
  • B.S., Church Ministries, Liberty University, 1994

Academic Experience

  • Professor of Religion, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, 2013-Present
  • Department Chair, School of Religion Online, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, 2013-Present
  • Visiting Professor of Youth and Family Ministry, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, 2013-Present
  • Associate Professor of Youth and Family Ministry, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, 2005-2013
  • Associate Dean for Masters Studies, The School of Church Ministries at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY 2008-Present
  • Executive Director, International Center for Youth & Family Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, 2011-Present
  • Assistant Professor of Youth Ministry, Boyce College, Louisville, KY, 2003-2004
  • Associate Director, International Center for Youth & Family Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, 2002-2011
  • Instructor of Youth Ministry, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, 1997-1999
  • Graduate Assistant, Center for Youth Ministry, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, 1993-1997

Ministry Experience

  • Seminar Presenter, HomeWord Center for Youth & Family, Azusa Pacific University, San Juan Capistrano, CA, 2012-Present
  • Board Member, Youth Ministry International, Louisville, KY, 2012-Present
  • International Trainer, Youth Ministry International, Louisville, KY, 2003-Present
  • Lead Pastor, Highview Baptist Church, Sellersburg, IN, 2006-2010
  • Minister to College Students, Graceland Baptist Church, New Albany, IN, 2003-2005
  • Interim Associate Pastor of Students, Little Flock Baptist Church, Shepherdsville, KY, 2002-2003
  • Associate Pastor for High School Students, First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL, 1999-2002
  • Youth Pastor, Third Avenue Congregational Christian Church, Danville, VA, 1991-1993
     

Research Interests

  • Discipleship and Digital Media
  • Contemporary Apologetics
  • Adolescent Spiritual Development
  • Family Roles and Youth Discipleship
  • Leadership and Local Church Youth Ministry

Teaching Expertise

  • Pastoral Leadership
  • Youth & Family Ministry
  • Church Ministry
  • Teaching & Christian Education
  • Church Ministry

Publications

  • “Evangelism to the Next Generation.” Troy Temple. A Guide to Evangelism: Guidebook No. 4. Dan DeWitt, Editor.
  • Perspectives on Your Child’s Education. Mark Eckel, G. Tyler Fischer, Troy Temple, and Michael S. Wilder. 2009. Nashville, TN: B&H Academic. ISBN: 978-080544844-3
  • Word of Life, Lifestep Curriculum Writer, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Sports Spectrum Magazine, Devotional Writer, Summer 2009