Owing to its innovative approach, the CPCS has been able to assemble a world-class staff of international standing, all of whom have earned professorial rank at their respective institutions. Staff bring their respective expertise to any number of cutting-edge issues of relevance for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies both in their own work and the work of those whom they supervise. The following list identifies members of staff who are available for PhD supervision enquiries.
Professor John Christopher Thomas
Director of the Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies at Bangor University / Clarence J. Abbott Professor of Biblical Studies at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, TN (USA).
Professor John Christopher Thomas (PhD, University of Sheffield) serves as the Director of the Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies at Bangor University and is the Clarence J. Abbott Professor of Biblical Studies at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, TN (USA). Thomas has been honored for his work in New Testament scholarship by election into membership of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas. He has published articles in several leading international journals devoted to study of the New Testament including: New Testament Studies, Novum Testamentum, Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft, and the Journal for the Study of the New Testament. Amongst his monograph length volumes he has authored a major study entitled Footwashing in John 13 and the Johannine Community (Sheffield, 1991, CPT 2nd edn 2014), written a significant monograph on healing entitled The Devil, Disease, and Deliverance: Origins of Illness in New Testament Thought (Sheffield, 1996, CPT 2nd edn 2010), produced a commentary on 1 John, 2 John, 3 John (T & T Clark, 2004), published a collection of his studies in The Spirit of the New Testament (Deo, 2005), completed a major commentary on the Book of Revelation entitled, The Apocalypse: A Literary and Theological Commentary (CPT, 2012), together with Professor Frank D. Macchia authored Revelation in the Two Horizons Series (Eerdmans, 2016), and most recently written A Pentecostal Reads the Book of Mormon: A Literary and Theological Introduction (CPT, 2016).
Professor Thomas serves as co-editor of the Journal of Pentecostal Theology (Brill), editor of the Journal of Pentecostal Theology Supplement Series (Deo), and General Editor of the Pentecostal Commentary Series (Deo). Along with his colleague Lee Roy Martin, he is a founding publisher and editor of CPT Press. He also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies. Professor Thomas has been a Guest Lecturer or Visiting Lecturer at a variety of educational institutions on five continents. He was named Alumnus of the Year by Ashland Theological Seminary (1992) and by the Church of God Theological Seminary (2004). Dr Thomas served as the President of the Society for Pentecostal Studies (1997-98) and was the recipient of the society’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2017). Thomas is the President of the Book of Mormon Studies Association.
His research and supervisory interests include: Pentecostal and charismatic readings of Scripture, early Pentecostal reception history, constructive Pentecostal theology, and Book of Mormon studies.
Professor Frank D. Macchia
Frank D. Macchia (DTh, University of Basel, Switzerland; DD, Pentecostal Theological Seminary) is Associate Director of the Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies at Bangor University, Wales and Professor of Systematic Theology at Vanguard University of Southern California (USA). Professor Macchia is a Past President of the Society for Pentecostal Studies (SPS) (1999), the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the SPS (2015), served as Senior Editor for Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies (Brill) (2000-2010), served on the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Christian Churches (USA) (2003-2010), as well as the International World Alliance of Reformed Churches/Pentecostal dialogue (1998-2004).
Professor Macchia co-authored (with John Christopher Thomas) Revelation (Two Horizons Commentary Series; Eerdmans, 2016), has written Jesus the Spirit Baptizer: Christology in Light of Pentecost (Eerdmans, 2018), and most recently published The Spirit-Baptized Church: A Dogmatic Inquiry (T & T Clark, Bloomsbury, 2020). His research and supervisory interests include: Pentecostal theology, systematic theology – any of the traditional loci, and historical theology as it relates to key modern theologians (Schleiermacher, Bultmann, Tillich, Barth, Moltmann, Pannenberg, Cone, Gutierrez, Koyama, Volf, etc.).
Professor Macchia may be reached at FMacchia@vanguard.edu
Professor Chris E.W. Green
Chris E.W. Green (PhD, Bangor University; DMin, Oral Roberts University) is a PhD supervisor for the Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies at Bangor University, and Professor of Theology at Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL (USA). He has taught at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, TN (USA), Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK (USA), and Southwestern University in Oklahoma City, OK (USA), and now serves as Teaching Pastor for Sanctuary Church in Tulsa and the Canon Theologian for the Diocese of the Order of St. Anthony in addition to his teaching and supervisory work.
Professor Green is the author of several books, including Toward a Pentecostal Theology of the Lord’s Supper: Foretasting the Kingdom (CPT, 2012), Sanctifying Interpretation: Vocation, Holiness and Scripture (CPT, 2015), and most recently Surprised by God: How and Why What We Think about the Divine Matters (Cascade, 2018) and The End is Music: A Companions to Robert W. Jenson’s Theology (Cascade, 2018). He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Pentecostal Theology.
His current research and supervisory interests are focused on the doctrine of God, Pentecostal spirituality, and issues of racial/ethnic injustice.
Professor Green may be reached at email@example.com
Professor Robby Waddell
Robby Waddell, (PhD University of Sheffield) is a PhD supervisor for the Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies at Bangor University and Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Literature and the Director of the Global Pentecostalism Center at Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL (USA).
Professor Waddell’s previous monographs include: The Spirit of the Book of Revelation (Deo, 2006), Perspectives in Pentecostal Eschatologies: World without End edited with Peter Althouse (Pickwick, 2010), and Pentecostals in the Academy: Testimonies of Pentecostals in Scholarship edited with Steven M. Fettke (CPT, 2012). Dr Waddell’s current projects include a commentary on Mark with Brill and a monograph on Pentecostals and the Bible with Oxford University Press. He served for several years as co-editor of Pneuma: The Journal for the Society for Pentecostal Studies. Professor Waddell is a Research Fellow with the Centre for Pentecostal Theology in Cleveland, TN (USA). Professor Waddell is currently at work on a Pentecostal commentary on the Gospel according to Mark.
He is interested in supervising theses in New Testament studies and Pentecostalism.
Professor Waddell may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor William K. Kay
Professor William K. Kay (PhD, University of Reading; PhD, University of Nottingham; DD University of Nottingham) was the founding Director of the Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies at Bangor University and currently part time member of staff after a long and illustrious career at King’s College (London), Bangor University, and Glydwr University, where he was Professor of Theology. Amongst Professor Kay’s numerous monograph length studies are Pentecostalism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2011) and his most recent volume, George Jeffreys: Pentecostal Apostle and Revivalist (CPT, 2017).
Professor Kay may be reached at email@example.com