School of Ministry's Grenz, Hardin Promoted

Palm Beach Atlantic University President William M. B. Fleming, Jr. announces the appointment of Dr. Jonathan Grenz as dean of the School of Ministry and Dr. Justin Hardin as assistant dean of the School of Ministry Graduate Department. Both appointments are effective May 8, 2017.

 Dr. Jonathan Grenz

“Jonathan Grenz and Justin Hardin are outstanding ministers and innovative professors,” President Fleming said. “Their appointments signal further advancement in the School of Ministry to produce outstanding graduates who are expanding the Kingdom.”

Grenz has more than 25 years of ministry experience. He has served as associate pastor in youth ministry and Christian Education, lead pastor and director of a parachurch ministry. His ministry has spanned the United States as well as western Canada. He served as a full-time faculty member at Sioux Falls Seminary and an adjunct professor at Taylor University, College and Seminary in Edmonton, Alberta. He has led numerous short-term mission groups and recently has traveled to teach pastors in the Philippines and the Ukraine.

He came to Palm Beach Atlantic in 2007 as assistant professor of Ministry Leadership Studies in the School of Ministry. In 2010 he added the role of assistant director of the Center for Experiential Learning and was promoted to associate professor in 2012. Most recently, in the summer of 2013 he took on responsibility as the director of the M.Div. program.

He was educated at Taylor University and is a graduate of Sioux Falls Seminary. He completed his doctoral degree at Biola University.

 Dr. Justin Hardin

Hardin came to Palm Beach Atlantic in 2014 as associate professor of Biblical and Theological Studies to teach New Testament and Greek, and to chair the M.Div. program. He recently was promoted to professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, teaching both undergraduate and graduate level courses.

Prior to joining Palm Beach Atlantic, Hardin taught at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University, where he was a member of the faculty of Theology and Religion. He was named “Most Innovative Teacher” in the humanities division by the Oxford University Student Union in 2012.

Hardin completed his bachelor’s degree at Ouachita Baptist University and is a graduate of Beeson Divinity School of Samford University. He holds a master’s degree in philosophy and Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge.