Phoenix Seminary

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Phoenix Seminary
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Type Private
Established 1988 (became independent 2004)
Affiliation Inter/Multidenominational
Location Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Phoenix Seminary is an Inter/Multidenominational, evangelical, Protestant, Christian seminary established in 1988 in Phoenix, Arizona. It was founded as a branch campus of Western Seminary in 1988 and became independent in 1994.[1]


Phoenix Seminary is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada and the Higher Learning Commission.[2][3]

The seminary offers several degrees, including: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies, Master of Arts in Counseling, Master of Arts in Ministry, and Doctor of Ministry.[2] The seminary partners with Ottawa University in a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling program.[4] The seminary also offers a Graduate Diploma in Biblical Studies.[5]


Classes were held at the former Scottsdale, Arizona, campus from 2000 through 2005.[6] In 2005, Phoenix Seminary purchased and moved its campus to a new building in central Phoenix.[6]


  • Wayne Grudem, PhD, Research Professor, Theology and Biblical Studies[7]
  • John DelHousaye, PhD, Associate Professor, New Testament[8]
  • Brian Arnold, PhD, Assistant Professor, Theology[8]
  • John Meade, PhD, Assistant Professor, Old Testament[8]
  • Steve Tracy, PhD, Professor, Theology and Ethics[8]
  • Justin Smith, PsyD, Director of Counseling Program, Associate Professor, Professional and Pastoral Counseling[8]
  • Malcolm Hartnell, PhD, Assistant Professor, Intercultural Studies and Evangelism[8]


  1. ^ "News briefs". Christianity Today. October 3, 1994. 
  2. ^ a b "Member Schools: Phoenix Seminary". Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. Retrieved 2013-09-25. 
  3. ^ "Accreditation". Phoenix Seminary. Retrieved 2013-09-25. 
  4. ^ "Master of Arts in Professional Counseling". Phoenix Seminary. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  5. ^ "Graduate Diplomas". Phoenix Seminary. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  6. ^ a b "Historical Milestones". Phoenix Seminary. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  7. ^ "Faculty & Staff: Wayne Grudem". Phoenix Seminary. Retrieved 2013-09-25. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f "Resident Faculty". Phoenix Seminary. Retrieved 2016-03-16. 

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