Welcome to the School of Bible and World Christianity

Where is God calling you? Here at Bushnell University School of Bible and World Christianity we help you discern, explore, and grow in your clarity about God’s calling regardless of the vocation.

Our academic programs help students to think critically and theologically, cultivate character and integrity, as they grow deeper in their understanding of the Christian faith. We ground our quality biblical and theological education in mentored practical experience such as practicums, internships, cross-cultural ministry experiences and Bible lands study tours. These equip you to be biblically faithful, culturally engaged, and spiritual vibrant in your pursuit of God’s calling in a broad scope of ministry vocations across the street or across the world.

The secret sauce of the School of Bible and World Christianity is the team of faculty experts who combine excellent scholarship with extensive ministry experience, are passionate about Jesus and care deeply for their students. As we live out the Bushnell themes of Wisdom Faith and Service, you can count on our commitment to the Bible as God’s word, our commitment to your personal and spiritual growth and our commitment to help you be ready for ministry.

We believe that the best hope of our troubled world lies in the community of transformed Jesus followers and just like in the first century, God is using transformed men and women who have encountered Jesus to change the world today. Come along and let us do it together!


Meet The Dean: Agam Iheanyi-Igwe, PhD

Dr. Iheanyi-Igwe, Dean of the School of Bible and World Christianity is responsible for managing and coordinating the delivery and assessment of undergraduate and graduate programs, hiring and training faculty and staff, cultivating and developing community partnerships as well as directing the program of the Center for World Christianity.

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Academic Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry Studies

  • Christian Apologetics
  • Missions
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Youth Ministry

Graduate Programs

Master of Philosophy in Theology

Master of Arts in Christian Leadership

List of Faculty within School
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Melisa Ortiz Berry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History and World Christianity

Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University M. Div., Princeton Theological Seminary M.A., Knox Theological Seminary M.A., University of Nevada B.A., Loyola Marymount University

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Mick Bollenbaugh, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy and Biblical Studies

Ph.D., University of Oregon M.A., University of Calgary M.A., Lincoln Christian Seminary B.A., Northwest Nazarene College B.A., San Jose Christian College Dr. Mick Bollenbaugh arrived …

Campus Ministry
Rev. Troy Dean, M.A.
Campus Pastor & Assistant Professor, Christian Ministry

M.A., Hope International University B.S., California Polytechnic University, Pomona Primary Responsibilities: Provide leadership to Bushnell’s campus ministry program including chapel, Christian faith …

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Agam Iheanyi-Igwe, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Bible & World Christianity
Associate Professor of Bible & World Christianity

Ph.D., Biola University M.A., Biola University B.Eng., Federal University of Technology Owerri (Nigeria) Dr. Agam Iheanyi-Igwe has taught Missions, Bible, and Theology courses …

School of Arts and Sciences
Brian Mills, Ed.D.
Director of Assessment
Associate Professor of History & Bible

Ed.D., Oregon State University M.A., Westminster Seminary California B.A., University of Oregon As Director of Assessment, I service the University as the chair …

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A.J. Swoboda, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies and World Christianity

Ph.D., University of Birmingham M.A., George Fox Evangelical Seminary B.A., New Hope Christian College Dr. A. J. Swoboda (PhD, Birmingham) is a pastor, …

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Trevor Cochell

Dr. Ryan Connor

Chad DeKay

Joshua Little

Erica Monge-Greer

Dr. Sosamma Samuel-Burnett

Joe Tepe

Dr. Wes Wright