Education: BS, University of Minnesota
MDiv, MA, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary
Dr. Gill began her duties at AGTS in May 2006, after serving most recently as Commissioner of Discipleship and National Director of the Division of Christian Education for the General Council of the Assemblies of God (USA) from 2002–2006. From 1997–2001, she was senior pastor of Living Hope (a cell-based church) in North Oaks, Minnesota. She has been a professor at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in New Testament, Greek, homiletics and music, and has served in missions in the Asia Pacific. (Dr. Gill has also developed a two-semester video Greek Course.)
Dr. Gill participated in global events of the Lausanne Committee on World Evangelization: Lausanne II in Manila, Philippines (1989), and the Lausanne Forum 2004 in Pattaya, Thailand [and serves on the Theology Commission for the World Assemblies of God Fellowship (2009 to the present).] She has traveled to over 30 countries, ministering around the globe in churches, retreats, camps and conferences.
Her research interests are in biblical exposition, formation, and women in ministry. She is a founding member of Christians for Biblical Equality, co-founder of Women of the Cloth and member of the Network for Women in Ministry. She is the co-author (with Barbara Cavaness) of God’s Women—Then and Now (Grace & Truth, 2004), and author of “The Pastoral Epistles” in Life in the Spirit New Testament Commentary (Zondervan, 1999). Dr. Gill enjoys leading study tours, especially to Bible lands. She is currently developing training materials in discipleship coaching and leadership coaching while working towards certification as a life-coach.
"My life purpose is to influence positive change through the ministry of the Word accompanied with signs and wonders and incarnated through relationships and integrity. My motto is grace and truth. And my goal is to be a best friend of Jesus and to love others toward Him." — Deborah M. Gill