Ken L. Young

Name: Ken L. Young

ken-young.jpgTitle/Position: Professor of New Testament Language, Literature, & Theology

Discipline: New Testament

Year Hired: 1997


Doctor of Theology, Biblical Theology, Candidate

Golden West Christian University, Los Angeles, California

Dissertation: “Reading the Gospel of John as Parable”

Master of Arts in Theological Studies, New Testament (Greek), May 1991

Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia

Thesis: “’When I am Lifted Up’: The Crucifixion/Exaltation Motif in the Fourth Gospel”

Bachelor of Arts, Religion, June, 1985

Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina

Senior Thesis: “Jonathan Edwards: A Theology of the Religious Affections”

Professional Organizations and Affiliations:

Society of Pentecostal Studies

Ordained Minister (1987) International Pentecostal Holiness Church

Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society for Non-traditional  (Adult) Education

Theta Alpha Kappa National Honor Society for Religious Studies & Theology

Circle the Wagons Ministries (Social Ministry to south central Oklahomans, Secretary)

Area/s of Specialty: New Testament Language, Literature, and Exegesis; Systematic Theology; Transcript Analysis (Military, Ministry, Vocational-Technical), Pentecostalism

Courses Taught: 

Graduate Courses

BI 6793 New Testament Textual Criticism

BI 6863 Exegetical Methods

BI 5813 Studies in the Epistle to the Hebrews

GRK 5443 New Testament Intermediate Greek I

GRK 5663 New Testament Intermediate Greek II

Traditional Courses

BIBL 1413 New Testament History & Literature

BIBL 2423 Life & Teachings of Jesus

BIBL 3213 Romans

BIBL 3433 Inerrancy & Authority of Scripture

BIBL 3733 Corinthian Correspondence

BIBL 4043 Hebrews

BIBL 4113 Luke-Acts

BIBL 4123 New Testament Prison Epistles

BIBL 4183 Life & Leadership of David

BIBL 4223 General Epistles

BIBL 4446 Israel Travel-Study

BIBL 4933 Studies in Biblical Literature – Gospel of John (English)

BIBL 4933 Studies in Biblical Literature – Biblical Themes

GRK 3113 Elementary New Testament Greek I

GRK 3213 Elementary New Testament Greek II

GRK 3313 Principles of Exegesis (Philippians)

GRK 4223 New Testament Greek: John

HIST 3133 History of Pentecostalism

PHIL 2113 Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 2123 Christianity and Western Thought

PHIL 2013 Christian Social Ethics, Instructed

THEO 3003 Christian Beliefs

THEO 3513 Person & Work of the Holy Spirit

THEO 3913 Biblical Discipleship

THEO 4013 Christ, Culture, & the Church

THEO 4443 Theology of John Wesley

Non-traditional Courses

ABIB 3123 Life & Leadership of David

ABIB 3213 Romans

ABIB 4613 Pastoral Epistles

ABLE 3014 Foundations of Leadership

ABLE 3314 Christian Theology

ABLE 4114 Theology of Johannine Literature

ABLE 4184 The Prophets

ABLE 4214 Christian Professional Ethics

ABLE 4284 Life & Teachings of Paul

ABLE 4904 Directed Readings in Leadership

ABLE 4914 Leadership Biographies

ATHE 3313 Christian Theology

ATHE 4113 Adult Faith Development

BIBL 3203 Life of Christ

Global Bible Colleges

Tana River School of Leadership, Maziwa, Kenya, East Africa

PMIN 113 Pastoral Leadership & Ethics

Bahari Bible Institute, Mtwapa, Kenya, East Africa

THEO 213 Introduction to Pentecostal Theology

PMIN 133 Biblical Leadership

Shelter School of Leadership, Kilifi, Kenya, East Africa

PMIN 233 Joshua and Judges: Profiles of Leadership

Heartland Conference of the IPHC School of Ministry, Oklahoma City, OK

Bib 121 New Testament Survey

Furman University, Greenville, SC

Guest Lecturer in REL 11 Introduction to Religion (2 Sections)

Office Location: LLC 256

Campus Phone Number: (405) 789-7661, extension 2274

Email Address:

Office Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 1:00-5:00 pm; Friday 9:00-Noon

Research Interests: Gospel of John; Pauline Studies; Textual Criticism; Wesleyan and Reformed Theology; Pentecostalism

Publications and Professional Presentations:

Presentation of Final Poster to the Academic Academy at the Higher Learning Commision (North Central Association) on 10/28/2020.

Young, Ken L. “Praying in the Spirit – Part Two.” Discipleship News, August 15, 2019.

Young, Ken L. “Praying in the Spirit – Part One.” Discipleship News, July 15, 2019.

“Analysis of Pentecostal Mission Strategy.” In Mosaic: Papers in Honor of Noel Brooks (1914-2006), compiled by the friends of Noel Brooks, 98-119, Norman, Oklahoma: Whorl Books, 2012.

“Investing in the City: Paul and Rome as a Paradigm.” In Mosaic: Papers in Honor of Noel Brooks (1914-2006), compiled by the friends of Noel Brooks, 25-48, Norman, Oklahoma: Whorl Books, 2012.

Review of “Toward a Pentecostal Theology of the Lord’s Supper: Foretasting the Kingdom” by Chris E. W. Green. Experience, April 2013, 22.

Presented at Furman University’s Religion in Life series. “Pentecostals: Christian DUI (Disciples Under the Influence).”

Mission/Passion: To serve in a college, university, or seminary as a servant leader and teacher where my experiences and abilities may be utilized collectively with others in order to assist both colleagues and students in discovering, developing, and deploying their individual and communal gifts to Christ’s Church and his world.

Favorite Bible Verse: John 12:24 and Romans 8:28

Personal Interests: Chess; College Football, Soccer, and Basketball; Swimming; Horseback Riding; Hiking in Appalachian Mountains; Music: Classical, Jazz, Black Gospel, and Southern Gospel

Hometown: Greenwood, SC