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Benjamin Forrest

Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences




  • Ed.D., Liberty University
  • Ed.S., Liberty University
  • M.R.E., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.A.R., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Northwest Nazarene University



Dr. Forrest’s research focused on the spiritually formative experiences of seminary spouses. His research interests include spiritual formation, family ministry, and historical examples of leadership.



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Academic Presentations

  • Baggett, Marybeth and Benjamin K. Forrest. “Creative Writing as Metacognitive Practice in Ministry Preparation: Imagination and Reflection for Transformation.” Paper presented at the Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, October 1-3, 2015.
  • Dixon, Robert J. and Benjamin K. Forrest. “Discipleship from a Distance: Paul’s Mentoring of Timothy.” Paper presented at the Eastern Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA., March 2013.
  • Forrest, Benjamin K. and Fred Milacci. (October 2013). Exploring the spiritually formative experiences of female seminary spouses. Conference paper presented at the North American Professors of Christian Education, Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Forrest, Benjamin K. “Modeling Spiritual Formation in Distance Education.” Paper presented at the Distance Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, August 2012.
  • Forrest, Benjamin K. “Spiritual Formation from a Distance: Paul’s Formation of the Romans.” Presentation for the Center for Teaching Excellence, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, April 2014.
  • Forrest, Benjamin K. “Taking Theology Home: The Spiritual Formation Experiences of Seminary Spouses.” Paper presented at the annual meeting for the Evangelical Theological Society, November 2015.
  • Forrest, Benjamin K. “Unite the Pair So Long Disjoined: Theological Instruction and Qualitative Research.” Paper presented at the annual meeting for the Society of Biblical Literature, November 2015.
  • Forrest, Benjamin K. “Speak for Yourself: Hearing the Spiritually Formative Experiences of Seminary Spouses.” Paper presented at the University of Oxford Education Research Symposium, March 2016.
  • Zabloski, Jim, Fred Milacci, and Benjamin K. Forrest. “Show, Don’t Tell: Why Visual Images Work!” Presentation at the Institute for Student Success, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, August 2015 & February 2016
  • Forrest, Benjamin K. and Marybeth Baggett. “Creative Writing in Ministry Preparation: Narrativizing Theological Reflection” Presentation at the Society of Professors of Christian Education, Orlando, FL, October 2016.
  • Dixon, Robert J. and Benjamin K. Forrest. “Paul, Timothy, and Technology: A Pauline Discourse on Pastoral and Parental Discipleship” Presentation at the Evangelical Theological Society, San Antonio, TX, November 2016.
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