Dr. Troy Temple serves as the Dean of the School of Divinity and Professor of Theology and Family Ministries. He holds a doctorate from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Ph.D.). He is currently an active member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Professors in Christian Education. Serving in higher education leadership since 1993, Dr. Temple has held various faculty and administrative roles. His research and writing interests include Christian Leadership, Church Ministry, and Theology, which aligns with his passion for the local church. Since 1990, he has served in local church ministry as a pastor, church planter, and leadership trainer.


  • Ph.D., Educational Leadership & Family Ministry, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.A., Religious Studies, Liberty University
  • B.S., Church Ministries, Liberty University