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Richard D. Calenberg

Professor of World Missions and Intercultural Studies

BA, Tennessee Temple University, 1968; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1972; ThD, Grace Theological Seminary, 1981.

Dr. Calenberg has been teaching Bible, theology, and missions since 1974 including 16 years on the faculty of Moody Bible Institute and Theological Seminary. In 1984, he and his family joined SIM and moved to Nigeria to serve on the faculty of Jos ECWA Theological Seminary. His ten years of missionary service in Nigeria included evangelism and church planting with his seminary students and three years as SIM Nigeria Director. After 12 years, he retired from SIM as Northwest Regional Director in Portland, Oregon. For 7 years, he served as International Director of the Romans Project, a pastoral training and resourcing ministry focused on the Book of Romans. He and his wife, Carol, have four daughters, three sons-in-law and eight grandchildren. In true African style, four generations presently live in their home in Euless, TX.

Courses Taught

  • WM101 - Introduction to World Missions
  • WM205 - Cultural Dynamics in Ministry
  • WM540 - Appl Biblical Contextualization


Personal Interests

Running, Mentoring, Grandchildren

DTS Voice Videos

Heavenly Minded and Earthly Holy
Promises to Survive DTS By

Journal Articles

  • "Mission and Church Partnership Dynamics." Evangelical Missions Quarterly (41:3). 2005.
  • "New Views on the Destiny of the Unevangelized." Moody Graduate School Bulletin 1993.