Allen McWhite, PhDExecutive Director, Institute for Global Leadership
Associate Professor, Intercultural Studies & Global Leadership
Unit: Global Leadership, Institute for Global Leadership, Spiritual Formation
Location: Tigerville, SC
“If missions languish, it is because the whole life of godliness is feeble. The command to go everywhere and preach to everybody is not obeyed until the will of man is lost by self-surrender in the will of God.” –A.T. Pierson
Teaching & Education
Teach courses in Intercultural Studies, Christian Studies, Global Studies, and Leadership Studies
BS, The Citadel Military College
MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
DMin, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary
15 years as a pastor, international missionary, and military chaplain. 7 years as a Reserve Police Officer; 19 years of teaching and administration at North Greenville University.
“Building Christological Bridges to Indigenous Faith and Practice.” Journal of Evangelical Interfaith Dialogue, (3) 6-9. Pasadena, CA: Fuller Theological Seminary, 2013.
“Jonah: A Most Reluctant Missionary.” Nelson’s Annual Preacher’s Sourcebook. Ken Hemphill, ed., 145-47. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2015.
“Blessed to be a Blessing.” Nelson’s Annual Preacher’s Sourcebook. Ken Hemphill, ed., 148-49. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2015.
“Lights in the World.” Nelson’s Annual Preacher’s Sourcebook. Ken Hemphill, ed., 150-53. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2015.
“Why Do We Go?” Nelson’s Annual Preacher’s Sourcebook. Ken Hemphill, ed., 154-55. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2015.
Dean’s List and Daughters of the America Revolution Cadet Service Award for Best Military Record
The Citadel Military College of South Carolina
Gold Star recipient for Academic Achievement, The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
Richard G. Furman Scholarship recipient, South Carolina Baptist Convention
Global Studies Scholarship recipient, Fuller Theological Seminary
Deans’ Scholarship recipient, Fuller Theological Seminary
Wade Hale Baptist Student Union Award for Christian Leadership, North Greenville University
Reserve Officer of the Year. Travelers Rest Police Department
Dr. Paul Chitwood, President, International Mission Board of the SBC
Dr. Chuck Van Engen, Professor of Mission Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
Dr. David Garrison, Executive Director, Global Gates
Mr. Ben Ford, Chief of Police, Travelers Rest, SC
Mr. Tom Corbin, District 5 South Carolina State Senator
Throughout my undergraduate career, my focus was on becoming a physician. I was a pre-medicine biology major at The Citadel Military College, and I had my sights on attending Duke Medical School. The summer before I was to go to Duke, however, I had a radical reorientation of my life as I began to sense God’s call to full-time Christian ministry. Pursuing that journey, I have served 15 churches as either a pastor or interim pastor, I have been an international missionary in the countries of Costa Rica and Ecuador, and I have been blessed to minister, teach, and share the gospel in 26 different countries. For the past 19 years, it has been my privilege to invest in the lives of emerging Christian leaders at North Greenville University. My children will often joke about my original desire to be a medical doctor by saying to me, “We could have been rich!” Looking back over my life and ministry, I know that’s exactly what I am!
Favorite Course to Teach: Jesus in Global Contexts. This course focuses on who Jesus is and how he is perceived in other cultures and among followers of other world religions. I love Christology, and this course is designed to help students effectively share about the uniqueness of Christ in a wide variety of cross-cultural contexts.
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