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Brent McKinney

Adjunct Professor in Educational Ministries and Leadership

BA, Auburn University, 1987; MA, DTS, 1997; DEdMin, 2020.

Brent McKinney has over 25 years of experience in student ministry. He started his career with Greater Birmingham Youth for Christ as an intern and progressed to Executive Director during his six-year tenure. After obtaining his MACE from DTS, he served as Pastor of Student Ministries for Crossroads Bible Church in Double Oak, Texas full-time for 16 years. Four years later, after serving as Mission Pastor at Irving Bible Church, he became a full-time educator at Uplift Luna High School in Deep Ellum (Dallas) teaching A.P. English and Theory of Knowledge. He completed his DEdMin in 2020, focusing on spiritually formative practices for high school teenagers. Brent married Tracy in 1988, and they love their empty nest station in life, enjoying live music, sporting events and connecting with friends in their neighborhood.

Courses Taught

  • EML5415 - Effective Ministry with Youth
  • EML5430 - Strategies for Youth and Young Adult Ministries
  • EML5445 - Effective Ministry with Young Adults