GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 3, 2015) – Dr. Neal Cushman, missiologist and New Testament scholar, will serve as a professor of New Testament and director for special projects at the Bob Jones University Seminary and Graduate School of Religion this fall. Cushman previously served as department chair for Cross-Cultural Studies at Northland International University (NIU) as well as a professor at Maranatha Baptist University (MBU) and Summit University (SU).
“I am very excited that Dr. Cushman is joining our faculty,” said Dr. Sam Horn, vice president for ministerial advancement at BJU. “Neal is a highly trained New Testament scholar and missiologist with decades of experience teaching and doing real-world ministry. He is both highly skilled and highly relational. I am thankful that the Lord has led him here to help train the next generation to serve the Lord with conviction, courage and compassion as they take the Word around the world.”
Cushman earned both his BA (1980) and MA (1982) in Bible from BJU and his PhD in New Testament Interpretation (2012) from Summit University in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania.
“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to teach students at Bob Jones University who want to be disciples of Jesus Christ and share the gospel around the world,” said Cushman. “My wife and I feel so blessed to minister alongside the amazing faculty and staff who serve here.”
Cushman served for twenty-two years at NIU as a member of their graduate faculty, as coordinator of adjunct faculty and as chair of the NIU Cross-Cultural Studies department. While there, he founded the Center for Global Opportunities, planned the annual Missions Conference, taught overseas in Ukraine, Russia and Turkey and led mission teams to the Far East, Europe, Central Asia, North Africa and Senegal. Following his tenure at NIU, Cushman taught Bible and Missions at MBU and taught online courses for SU.
In addition to his work at various universities and seminaries, Cushman has a passion for local church ministry. Ordained into the Gospel ministry in 1983, he served as pastor of churches in Nova Scotia, Michigan and Wisconsin. He also founded and directed ICM Youth Camp and Forest Glen Bible Camp, both located in Nova Scotia.
A resident of Greer, Cushman serves as a board member of IBMGlobal, vice chairman of Building Great Leaders and member of the Council of Dispensational Hermeneutics.