School of Bible, Theology, and Ministry
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, professor, and writer.

For nearly ten years, he served as a college pastor on the campus of the University of Oregon. Then, for another decade, planted and pastored a missional church in urban Portland, Oregon called Theophilus that continues to worship to this day.

Currently, he is the Assistant Professor of Bible, Theology, and World Christianity at Bushnell University. As well, he leads a Doctor of Ministry program around the Holy Spirit and Leadership at Fuller Seminary and has taught at Multnomah University, London School of Theology, LIFE Pacific, and Southeastern University.

He is the author of ten books, including Redeeming How We Talk (Moody), After Doubt (Brazos), and the award-winning Subversive Sabbath (Brazos). Additionally, he is the co-host of the “In Faith and Doubt” podcast with New Testament scholar Dr. Nijay Gupta that reaches thousands each week.

He loves Jesus deeply, has been married to Quinn for eighteen years, and is the proud father of one son, Elliot. They live and work on an urban farm in Eugene, Oregon.