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Christian Ministries - Faculty


Curt Lee

Assistant Professor of Religion

Curt Lee

Sumner Campus Ministry Center
Phone: 270-384-7322
E-mail: leec@lindsey.edu

Ph.D., Middlesex University London
Graduate Diploma, University of St Andrews
M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary
B.A., Theology, Southern Wesleyan University

Curt Lee served in Student Services for 10 years while teaching part-time in the Christian Ministries program. He moved to full-time faculty in 2010 and currently teaches courses in Religion, Philosophy, and Ethics, three topics that often inspire vigorous debate among students. In 2013, Curt completed his PhD, entitled 'The Symbolism of Holiness: a Hermeneutic through the Philosophical Anthropology of Paul Ricoeur', through Middlesex University London in collaboration with London School of Theology.


David Calhoun

Assistant Professor of Religion

David Calhoun

Sumner Campus Ministry Center
Phone: 270-384-8581
E-mail: calhound@lindsey.edu

D.Min., Asbury Theological Seminary
M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary
B.A., Kentucky Wesleyan College

Dr. Calhoun was the founding pastor of Hope Springs, a new church start of the Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church in 2000.

Dr. M. David Calhoun is Assistant Professor of Religion at Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, Kentucky. He served as Adjunct Professor in the graduate program in Christian Ministries from 2009-2011 and joined the college as a full-time faculty member in the Fall of 2011.In addition to teaching at Lindsey Wilson Dr. Calhoun serves as the part-time Teaching Pastor at Hope Springs Community Church in Lexington, KY. In 2003 Dr. Calhoun completed studies in the prestigious Beeson Pastors Program at Asbury Theological Seminary and graduated from ATS with the Doctor of Ministry degree in 2006. He also received his Masters of Divinity degree from the seminary in 1988. In 2008 Asbury honored Dr. Calhoun with the seminary's Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award. In addition Dr. Calhoun holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion from Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, Kentucky.

Dr. Calhoun is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church and has served as a pastor in the Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church since June, 1985. In addition to his current part-time appointment at Hope Springs Community Church in Lexington, Dr. Calhoun has served churches in Liberty, Louisville, and Russell Springs, Kentucky.

Dr. Calhoun is married to Kimberly Gipson Calhoun, a 1990 graduate of Lindsey Wilson, now in her fourteenth year as a fourth grade teacher at the Lexington Christian Academy. They have one adult child, Jana Cooper (married to Dustin), who teaches at Cardinal Valley Elementary in Lexington. David and Kim have two other daughters, Abby(19), a sophomore Begley Scholar at Lindsey Wilson and Sarah (16), a high school junior at the Lexington Christian Academy. In May 2010 David and Kim were blessed with the arrival of their first grandson, Elijah Calhoun Cooper.


Ben Martin

Campus Chaplain/ADA Coordinator/Instructor

Ben Martin

NORMA AND GLEN HODGE CENTER FOR DISCIPLESHIP
Phone: 270-384-7479
E-mail: martinb@lindsey.edu

D. Min. - United Theological Seminary
M. Ed. - Lindsey Wilson College
B. A. - Campbellsville University


Jordan Wessling

Assistant Professor of Religion, Christian Ministries Program Coordinator

Jordan Wessling

Goodin - 217
Phone: 270-384-8208
E-mail: wesslingj@lindsey.edu

Ph.D., University of Bristol, U.K.
M.A., Biola University
B.A., Biola University

While Dr. Wessling regularly publishes articles and book chapters on a range of topics in the areas of systematic theology, philosophical theology, and philosophy of religion, the doctrine of divine love has preoccupied the bulk of his attention. Dr. Wessling's articles have appeared in journals such as the International Journal of Systematic Theology, Zygon, Theology and Science, and the International Journal of Philosophy of Religion. His book, Love Divine: A Systematic Account of God's Love for Humanity, was recently published with Oxford University Press, and, with Oliver Crisp and James Arcadi, he authored The Nature and Promise of Analytic Theology (Brill, 2019) and edited Love, Divine and Human: Contemporary Essays in Systematic and Philosophical Theology (T&T Clark, 2019). He is also the book reviews editor for the Journal of Analytic Theology and, along with Thomas H. McCall and James T. Turner, he is an editor for the forthcoming monograph series, Routledge Studies in Analytic and Systematic Theology.

Dr. Wessling is keenly interested in drawing from his broad research interests in theology and philosophy to empower students to think robustly and sensitively about the perennial and pressing questions that face individuals and communities. Prior to joining the faculty of Lindsey Wilson College in 2020, he taught at Fuller Theological Seminary and Arizona State University, among other institutions, and at Lindsey Wilson he currently teaches courses in Religion, Philosophy, and Ethics.

Last but by no means least, Dr. Wessling is married to a wonderful woman named Amber. Together they raise three young and energetic boys Malcolm, Theodore, and Ronan - which has fostered an addiction to caffeine, an immense appreciation of the outdoors, and generally a deeper love for life.