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Resident Faculty

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Joseph Dimitrov

2013–2014 J. Philip Hogan Professor of World Missions

Education:
B.A. and M.S., Sofia Technical University, Bulgaria
Master's Degree, Continental Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Evangelical Theological Seminary, Belgium

Dr. Dimitrov currently serves as president of Continental Theological Seminary (CTS) in Brussels, Belgium. Raised in Bulgaria during the Cold War era, Dr. Dimitrov’s Christian journey was birthed and shaped living under totalitarian rule. His earliest pastoral ministry was in Sofia, Bulgaria while he also earned a B.A. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering at the Sofia Technical University. His theological education was from Continental Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. was conferred by the Evangelical Theological Faculty at Leuven (Belgium). His dissertation was titled: “A Comparative Historical and Theological Analysis of the Development and Endurance of the Bulgarian Baptist and Pentecostal Evangelicals up to 1989.

Dr. Dimitrov’s academic works include A Message from Corinth, published in 1998 by CMN Publishing in Bourgas, Bulgaria, as well as extensive lectures in Europe and in the United States at Lee University and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte, NC). He has served as the Head Translator and General Editor from the Bulgarian Open Bible (New Testament) and is the General Editor of “Old Testament for the Minor Prophets and the Book of Ruth” in the Bulgarian Open Bible. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Theological Commission for the World Assemblies of God Fellowship.

Previous to his service as president of CTS, Dr. Dimitrov served as president of Sofia Bible Institute in Sofia, Bulgaria, and as Rector (president) of the Evangelical Theological University in Bulgaria.

Dr. Dimitrov will serve as the 2013-2014 J. Philip Hogan Professor of World Mission at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. This annually appointed professorship recognizes mission scholars from around the world who bring their experience and scholarship to focus on strategic theological and missiological themes for the twenty-first century.  

Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 1:27 PM

 
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