Meet the Professors
We're pleased to announce our 2019-20 Fall semester professors
Fall Course: Spiritual FormationProfessor: Jody L. Owens (D.Min., Emmanuel Christian Seminary)
Jody is professor of Bible and Congregational Ministry at Johnson University, with emphasis in Old Testament studies and spiritual formation. He received his Doctor of Ministry (Old Testament) and Master of Divinity (Church History) from Emmanuel Christian Seminary, holds a M.A. in New Testament and Preaching from Johnson and a B.A. in History from Armstrong State College and is certified by The Academy for Spiritual Formation and The Renovaré Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation. Jody previously served nine years as a preacher and continues to preach and teach both locally and internationally across 3 continents. Christian discipleship is at the core of Jody’s life and work. In 2014 he founded the Spiritual Formation Leadership Summit to encourage and equip Christian leaders to more effectively disciple others. Jody met his wife, Stephanie, while studying at Johnson University. They have one daughter, Abigail Grace, and love to travel to encourage missionaries and the church around the globe.
Fall Course: Organizational Leadership for Church/Non-ProfitProfessor: Timothy P. Munyon (Ph.D., Florida State University)
Tim is an Assoc. Professor of Management and the Ray and Joan Myatt Research Fellow at the Haslam College of Business, University of Tennessee. He is also co-founder and managing partner at Red Castle Human Capital, a workforce consulting company. Tim received his Ph.D. in Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from F.S.U., and holds a M.S. (Aviation Admin.) and M.B.A. (Business Admin.) from Middle Tennessee State University and a B.S. in Economics from Liberty University. Tim specializes in human capital research, with emphasis on performance, motivation, and retention. He serves as a core faculty member in the Aerospace & Defense MBA program, Consortium for Social Enterprise Effectiveness, M.S. in Management and Human Resources program, and the Professional MBA program at the Haslam College. Tim served as a keynote speaker for the 2018 ENEGEP meeting (Brazil), 2019 Berkshire Hathaway HR Conference, and as a Visiting Professor at the University of Haifa (Israel). Tim and his wife, Summer (a UT alumna), are blessed with two beautiful girls, Autumn and Colette.
Fall Course: New Testament SurveyProfessor: Hollie Miller (D.Min., Luther Rice Seminary)
Hollie is the newly retired Senior Pastor of Sevier Heights Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee where he ministered for 31 years. He formerly pastored churches in Kentucky and Indiana and previously served as the President of the Tennessee Baptist Convention. Hollie received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Luther Rice Seminary, after having received his Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Kentucky Wesleyan College. Hollie and his wife, Paula, have three children, Tim, John and Sarah – all of whom serve in vocational ministry. Tim & Jenny live in Knoxville, where Tim serves as Senior Pastor of Sevier Heights. John and Lindsay also live in Knoxville, where John is the Founder and Director of One Vision International, extending support and sharing the Gospel with refugees in the Middle East and beyond. Sarah & Wesley Baldwin live in Winter Park, Florida, where Wesley serves as Pastor of Aloma Baptist Church. Hollie and Paula have been blessed with four grandchildren.
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