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Don Fanning

Don Fanning

Chairman, Department of Global Studies
Director, Center for Global Engagement
Professor of Global Studies

E-mail: dfanning@liberty.edu


Education

  • Post-doctorate Ph.D. studies in Online Course Design, Capella University, St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • D.Min., Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas 2000.
  • M.DIV., Capital Bible Seminary, Lanhum, Maryland, 1982.
  • M.A. in Biblical Studies, Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, Florida, 1980.
  • Certificate of Completion, Spanish Language School, Guadalajara, Mexico, 1970.
  • A.A., Aviation Technology, LeTourneau College, Longview, Texas 1967.
  • B.A., Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina, 1965.

Professional Experience

  • Chairman, Department of Global Studies, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia, 2002 - Present
  • Director, Center for Global Engagement, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia, 2002 - Present.
  • Missions Pastor, Thomas Road Baptist Church, Lynchburg, Virginia, 2002 – Present
  • Founder and Co-Director of Libros Aguila, LLC (in Spanish) and Livros Aguia do Brasil (in Portuguese), both Christian School Textbook companies in Spanish and Portuguese respectfully, serving throughout Latin America to the present.
  • Professor, Global Studies, Liberty University, 2008 – Present 
  • Professor of Intercultural Studies and Leadership Studies, Liberty Theological Seminary, 2008 to present
  • Associate-Professor, Intercultural Studies, Liberty University, 2002-2008
  • Teacher, Logos Adult Bible Community, Thomas Road Baptist Church, 2002 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and School of Religion, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia, 2001 - Present.
  • Vice-President for Hispanic Outreach, Jerry Falwell Ministries, Lynchburg, Virginia, 2000 – 2002
  • Founder/Instructor, Facultad Evangelica de Teología [Evangelical Collage of Theology], Asunción, Paraguay, 1995 - 1999.
  • Founding Member of International Board of BILD (Biblical Institute of Leadership Development), Ames, Iowa, 1995 - 1999. 
  • Co-Pastor, Iglesia Bautista de Vida Nueva [New Life Baptist Church], Asunción, Paraguay, 1995 - 2000. 
  • President/Founder/Editor, Libros Aguila [Eagle Books], Asunción, Paraguay, 1993 - Present. 
  • President/Founder/Editor, Publicaciones Aguila [Eagle Publications], Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1991 - 1993
  • Pastor/Founder, Iglesia Biblica de Buenos Aires [Bible Church of Buenos Aires], Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1991 - 1993.
  • Independent Missionary, sponsored by Lavon Drive Baptist Church, Garland, Texas, 1990 - 2000.
  • Pastor, Iglesia Bautista de Monte, Monte, Argentina, 1984 - 1989.
  • Academic Dean/Instructor, Instituto Bíblico de Palabra de Vida [Word of Life Bible Institute], Monte, Argentina, 1983 - 1990.
  • Missionary, Word of Life International, Monte, Argentina, 1983 - 1990. 
  • Pastor/Founder, Fellowship Baptist Church, Burke, Virginia 1981 - 1983.
  • Instructor, Missions, Missionary-In-Residence, Washington Bible College, Lanhum, Maryland, 1980 - 1982
  • Co-Founder/Instructor, Instituto Bíblica Bautista de Bogotá [Bogota Baptist Bible Institute], Bogota, Colombia, 1977 - 1980.
  • Founder/Pastor, Iglesia Bautista Nueva Vida [New Life Baptist Church], Bogota, Colombia, 1977 - 1980.
  • Adjunct Professor, Spurgeon Baptist Bible College, Mulberry, Florida, 1975, teaching Missions and New Testament Survey, Old Testament Survey and Theology (while awaiting visas).
  • Adjunct Professor, Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina 1974-1975, teaching Missions and Old Testament Survey (during furlough from Colombia).
  • Missionary-Pilot-Evangelist, Association of Baptist for World Evangelism, Cherry Hill, New Jersey [now Harrisburg, PA], 1969 - 1982. 
  • Adjunct Professor of Bible, Garland Bible Institute, Garland, Texas, 1968-1969. 
  • Pastoral Leadership Team-member for a new church plant, DeSoto Baptist Church, DeSoto, Texas 1967-1969.
  • Aircraft Instructor, Braniff Airlines Technical Training Department, Dallas, Texas, 1968-1969. 
  • Assistant Pastor, Lavon Drive Baptist Church, Garland, Texas 1966-1967,.
  • Flight Instructor, LeTourneau College, Longview, Texas 1965-1967. 
  • Associate Pastor, Heritage Baptist Church, Fullerton, California, 1965.
  • Physical Education Instructor (Judo, Weight Training, Golf), Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina, 1965.

Lectures & Adjunct Teaching

  • LeTourneau College, Longview, Texas, 1966.
  • Garland Bible College, Garland, Texas, 1968.
  • Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina, 1974-1975.
  • Cederville College, Cederville, Ohio, 1976.
  • Baptist Bible College, Pennsylvania, 1976.
  • Spurgeon Baptist Bible College, Mulberry, Florida, 1980.
  • Capital Bible Seminary, Lanhum, Maryland, 1980-1982.
  • Bogota Baptist Bible Insitute, Bogota, Colombia, 1985.
  • Baptist Bible Institute, Santiago, Chile, 1986-1988.
  • Word of Life Bible Institute, Schroon Lake, New York, 1988.
  • Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, Florida, 1994, 1996, 1998.
  • Word of Life Bible Institute, Monte, Monte, Argentina 2007.
  • ABWE missionary Field Training, Budapest, Hungary, 2007
  • Libros Aguila, Teacher Training Program, Asunción, Paraguay, 2008
  • Calvary Community Church, San Francisco, CA, 2008
  • Spanish Church Mission Conference, Thomas Road Baptist Church, Lynchburg, VA 2008
  • Facultad Evangelica de Teologia, Asuncion, Paraguay, 2009
  • Instituto Biblica de San Salvador, Salvador, 2009

Editorial Experience

  • Editor/Translator, Libros Aguila [Eagle Books], Asuncion, Paraguay 1991-2000
  • Editor/Translator, Instituto Bíblico para el Desarrollo del Liderazgo [Biblical Institute of Leadership Development], Asunción, Paraguay, 1991-2000.
  • Editor/Translator, Instituto de Estudios Bíblicos [Institute of Biblical Studies], Liberty Bible Institute, Lynchburg, Virginia, 2000-2002.

Publications

  • eText, ICST 338 Problems and Trends in Missions, a 8-chapter text with study questions (213 pages, 11 pages bibliography, PowerPoint lectures, graphics, charts and illustrations and online quizzes published in Blackboard, Fall, 2008. (Available online, www.luglobal.com/resources)
  • eText, ICST 355 History and Survey of Missions, a 8-chapter text with study questions (146 pages, 8 pages bibliography), PowerPoint lectures, graphics, charts and illustrations and online quizzes published in Blackboard, Fall, 2008. (Available online, www.luglobal.com/resources)
  • eText, ICST 420 Theology of Missions, a 8-chapter text with study questions (329 pages with 15 page bibliography), PowerPoint lectures, graphics, charts and illustrations and online quizzes published in Blackboard, Fall, 2008. (Available online, www.luglobal.com/resources)
  • eText Inductive Study Guide to Romans, a 187 page interactive study verse-by-verse of Romans designed for Small Group Bible Study reference material with application questions and cross-references. (Available online, www.luglobal.com/resources)
  • Translator/Editor, Spanish version, Instituto de Estudios Bíblicos [Institute of Biblical Studies], 12 video tapes dubbed in Spanish and Study Guide, Lynchburg, Virginia, 2001.
  • Translator/Editor, Spanish version, Serie de Profecía [Prophecy Series], part of the Institute of Biblical Studies, 12 video tapes dubbed in Spanish and Study Guide, Lynchburg, Virginia, 2002.

Honors

  • Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina, 1965
  • Christian Leadership Award, Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina, 1965
  • Best Teacher of the Year Award, School of Religion, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, 2004
  • Most Indispensable Teacher Award, School of Religion, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA 2009

Professional Affiliations

  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Evangelical Missiologists Society
  • Association of Missiologists
  • CrossGlobal Link (former IFMA)

Other Ministries

  • Teacher, Logos Bible Class, Thomas Road Baptist Church, Lynchburg, Virginia, 2001-Present.
  • Instructor, Equipping-U Institute, Thomas Road Baptist Church, Lynchburg, Virginia, 2001-Present.
  • Supervisor, Global Christian Fellowship, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia 2001-2004.
  • Chairman, Missions Advisory Committee (made up of 10 major Department chairmen), Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia, 2002- 2005.
  • Chaplain, Lynchburg WildCats, professional baseball team of the Pittsburg Pirates.
  • Director, Educational Track, coordinating educational leaders worldwide for Transform World.