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Walter E. Johnson, PhD

Dean, College of Christian Studies
Professor of Philosophy and Christian Studies
864.977.2007
walter.johnson@ngu.edu
Unit: Christian Studies, College of Christian Studies
Location: Tigerville, SC

“I’m more interested in making a difference than I am in making a living.”
  • Teaching & Education

    You will learn with me when taking courses in Systematic Theology, Philosophy, and Apologetics.

    Degrees

    • PhB Philosophy, Furman University
    • MDiv Historical and Systematic Theology, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
    • PhD Historical and Systematic Theology, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Professional Experience

    My experience includes serving as a Baptist pastor for fourteen years. I have also been an assistant in the Department of Philosophy at The University of South Carolina. I have taught courses for The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and at the Baptist Seminary in Djakarta, Indonesia.

  • Articles Published
    • Foreknow, Foreknowledge” and “Immutability” of God” in Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Completely Revised, Updated and Expanded Edition, edited by Chad Brand, Charlie Draper, and Archie England (Nashville, Holman Bible Publishers, 2003).
    • “Andrew Bryan” in Isaac Eaton in A Noble Company: Biographical Essays on Notable Particular-Regular Baptists in America, Vol. 3, edited by Terry Wolever (Springfield, MO: Particular Baptist Press, 2013).
    • “Isaac Eaton” In A Noble Company: Biographical Essays on Notable Particular-Regular Baptists in America, Vol. 3, edited by Terry Wolever (Springfield, MO: Particular Baptist Press, 2013).
    • “Isaac Taylor Hinton” in A Noble Company: Biographical Essays on Notable Particular-Regular Baptists in America, Vol. 9, edited by Terry Wolever (Springfield, MO: Particular Baptist Press, 2017).
    • Book review of “Why I Am a Baptist,” edited by Tom Nettles and Russell Moore, (Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2001) in the Southern Baptist journal of Theology, Spring 2003.
  • Awards Received
    • Lamar S. Chapman Meritorious Award, North Greenville University
    • Excellence in Teaching Award, South Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities
  • My Story

    As a high school student and into my college days, I had plans for a career in law enforcement. Interviews with FBI personnel directed me toward that organization.

    The Lord graciously began to lead me in another direction in the last years of my undergraduate studies at Furman University, where I had majored in philosophy. I completed a Master of Divinity degree at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and entered graduate school in philosophy at the University of South Carolina, where I served as a graduate assistant.

    I then completed a PhD degree from the seminary. After serving as a Baptist pastor for 11 years, I joined the faculty of what was then North Greenville College in 1992, where I was charged with designing the BA degree program in Christian Studies, the first 4-year degree program at North Greenville.

    I have had the joy of serving at NGU since 1992.

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