Professor of World Christianity
- Theology of Missions
- Indian Christian theology
- Global/World Christianity
- World Religions
- M.Div., Gordon-Conwell, 1984
- Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary
- Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, 1998
Dr. Timothy C. Tennent has served as President since July 2009. Prior to his coming to Asbury Theological Seminary, Dr. Tennent was the Professor of World Missions and Indian Studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where he served since 1998. Ordained in the United Methodist Church in 1984, he has pastored churches in Georgia, and in several of the largest churches in New England. Since 1989, he has taught annually as an adjunct professor at the New Theological College in Dehra Dun, India. He is a frequent conference speaker around the country and throughout the world, including numerous countries in Asia, Africa and Europe.
Dr. Tennent received his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell, a Th.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He is also a 2008 graduate of a three year mentor project in Academic Leadership sponsored by the Lilly endowment.
Dr. Tennent is the author of numerous books and articles. His books include, Building Christianity on Indian Foundations (ISPCK), Christianity at the Religious Roundtable (Baker Academic), Theology in the Context of World Christianity (Zondervan) and Invitation to World Missions: A Trinitarian Missiology for the 21st Century (Kregel Academic).
Dr. Tennent’s wife, Julie, is also a graduate of Gordon-Conwell and has led numerous Bible Studies and is active in Friendship International in Lexington, Kentucky. She is a church organist and pianist, having produced several CDs and a cantata known as All the Glory. The Tennents have two children, Jonathan (28) and Bethany (26). Jonathan is currently a graduate student at the University of Kentucky and Bethany is a missionary serving with AIM in Tanzania.