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Intellectual but Not Thoughtful, Righteous but Not Just

Dr. Debbie Gill joined the faculty at AGTS in the Fall of 2006. On February 21, 2007, she was formally installed as professor of New Testament Exegesis. In her inaugural lecture, she invites the church to examine how it deals with internal faith differences.

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Called to the ministry of the Word, Dr. Gill serves the Seminary as Professor of New Testament Exposition. She has taught over twenty years in higher education and holds a B.S. in Music Education (University of Minnesota), an M.Div. and an M.A. in Biblical Languages (Assemblies of God Theological Seminary), and a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies, Old and New Testaments (Fuller Theological Seminary). Deborah has ministered the Word throughout this country and in many other nations around the world.

Dr. Gill is very committed to advancing spiritual formation. She served as National Director of the Division of Christian Education and Commissioner of Discipleship from 2002-2006 and is presently developing discipleship coaching materials.

Deborah is also an advocate for women in ministry and leadership. She helped found the Fellowship for Credentialed Women (Minnesota District) and Christians for Biblical Equality International and serves on the Network for Women in Ministry Steering Committee and on the gender issue group (IG24) of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization. In addition to contributing articles to journals and study Bibles, and chapters to Festschriften, Dr. Gill wrote “The Pastoral Epistles” in Life in the Spirit New Testament Commentary (Zondervan), and co-authored God’s Women—Then and Now (presently in its 2nd English edition and Tamil translation [OM Authentic Media] with Malayalam, Hindi, and Telegu translations in process). A Study Guide for the book will be out this spring.

Deborah loves the local church and has served in volunteer and staff positions in music, education, and children’s ministries, and in singles, youth, and associate pastoral roles. For thirteen years, she pastored the New Americans (southeast Asian refugee congregation) at Summit Church in St. Paul and, from 1997-2001, she was Senior Pastor of Living Hope (a cell-based church) in North Oaks, Minnesota.

Debbie is married to Jan Gill, an architect specializing in church design. Together they race sailboats. 


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