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April 24, 2014

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Vang, Preben
Professor
Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies
Th.B., Danish Baptist Theological Seminary; M.Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Dr. Vang is a Scandinavian. He grew up in Denmark where, after finishing an engineering degree in electronics, he felt called to full-time ministry. Finishing his degree at the Danish Baptist Theological Seminary, he and his family moved to Fort Worth, Texas, to study theology and ministry in an American evangelical context. After pastoring for a number of years in Denmark, he came back to the US to work on his Ph.D. in New Testament theology. The title of Dr. Vang’s dissertation is “God’s Empowering Presence: A Relational Interpretation of Paul’s Pneumatology.” Dr. Vang returned to Denmark to become the senior pastor of Copenhagen’s First Baptist Church, a position he held until 1997 when Ouachita Baptist University called him to teach New Testament and theology. During his ten years at Ouachita, Dr. Vang held the J.C. and Mae Fuller Chair of Bible and Theology and focused his teaching and research on New Testament studies and theology. Beside his regular teaching schedule, he developed a full curriculum for a major and a minor in Christian theology and became the chair of the department of theology. Seeing his primary call and responsibility as helping students fall in love with scripture, theology, and the church, he seeks to help them make theological reflection their mode of thinking about all aspects of life. Dr. Vang has presented papers at both regional and national conferences and written popular and scholarly articles for various magazines and journals. His latest two publications are The Story of Israel: A Biblical Theology, coauthored with other OBU faculty members, and Telling God’s Story: The Biblical Narrative from Beginning to End, coauthored with Terry Carter. The latter is used as the textbook for PBA’s Exploring the Bible course. Dr. Vang is a member of three professional societies: Evangelical Theological Society, Institute of Biblical Research, and Society of Biblical Literature. Beyond his teaching and research, Dr. Vang preaches and ministers as interim pastor. He and his wife, Liselotte, relax by hanging out with friends, taking walks, traveling, and drinking good strong coffee. They have two children, one in Phoenix and one in Dallas.

Contact Information
(561) 803-2377
Campus: West Palm Beach
School: The School of Ministry Ministry Leadership Studies (UG) Biblical and Theological Studies (UG) M. Div. (GR)

 

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