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Dr. Philip A. Pinckard

Distinguished Professor of Missions, occupying the Owen Cooper Chair of Global Missions

Co-Director of the Global Missions Center


  • Bachelor of Arts, Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, Tennessee, 1974. Major: English. Minor: Religion
  • Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, 1977
  • Master of Arts in Religious Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, 1978
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, 1983


(504) 252-4455, ext. 3224 | ppinckard@nobts.edu
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Research and writing have focused on applying the truths of Scripture to the life and work of a missionary; cross cultural communication of the gospel; and servanthood in the life of a believer.

Recent research and writing include “Suggestions for Surviving and Thriving for New Missionaries” edited by Joel Turner, forthcoming; "China Etiquette and Taboos" in Etiquette and Taboos around the World: A Geographic Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Customs, Edited by Ken Taylor (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2017); and “The Missionary Family” in Missiology: An Introduction to the Foundations, History, and Strategies of World Missions. Second Edition, Edited by John Mark Terry (Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 2015), 527-538.

He has served in ministry for almost fifty years in various roles such as a church planter; pastor; missionary, teacher, deacon, and involvement in ministry and evangelism in the local church.