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Craig Dunning
Baptist Bible College
628 E. Kearney St.
Springfield, MO 65803

Phone: (682) 227-0175
E-Mail: cdunning <at>

Vocational Experience

Baptist Bible College -06/2016-Present
I serve as Department Head of Intercultural Studies/Missions.

Discipleship Travel LLC  09/2012 – Present
As the founder/owner of Discipleship Travel LLC, I am responsible for marketing and management of the company. I design itineraries and sell group travel to Israel and other international destinations for educational or ministry purposes. In addition to selling travel packages, I often accompany groups as guide and teacher.

Arlington Baptist College 06/2011 – o6/2016
I  served as chair of Intercultural Studies and professor of Bible.

Baptist Representative in Israel 01/1996 – 06/2011
As a Baptist representative, I was involved in a broad range of local and national evangelism projects (e.g., beach outreach; music and new age festivals; sporting events; bus, poster, billboard, and newspaper advertising, etc.); church planting, and discipleship.

During 15 years of ministry in Israel, I helped plant and grow a church in Jerusalem and served on the leadership team at two other congregations in Tel Aviv and Hadera.

In addition to the above, I helped develop a community enrichment sports program with the Baptist Convention of Israel, which included the construction and development of a baseball/softball complex. I was  also identified by the Israeli government as “Pastor of Baseball.”

Israel Association of Baseball 1999 – 2010
I designed and implemented a national training program through which national team players were selected and trained. I also helped design and teach a variety of clinics for coaches, players, and umpires in Israel and Jordan.

Among my various duties were:
National Team Coach (2000-2009)
Coaches clinic trainer/instructor
Local/International Umpire
Umpire clinic trainer/instructor
Member, National Board of Directors
Peace Envoy to The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Award: Israel Association of Baseball Outstanding Achievement Award 2010

Temple Baptist Church Odessa, TX 01/1994 – 01/1996
After my first stint in Israel as a grad student/church planter, I served TBC in facility readiness and as an assistant-pastor in a 125-member single adult ministry. I was also licensed and ordained at this church.


Ph.D. Science of Religion and Missiology (2014)  University of Pretoria, South Africa
Dissertation: Palestinian Muslims converting to Christianity: effective evangelistic methods in the West Bank.
Honors: Honorary Academic Colors for academic excellence
Golden Key International Honour Society

M.A. Biblical History and Geography (1994) Jerusalem University College, Israel

B.S. Bible (1983) Arlington Baptist College, Texas

Additional studies/certifications:
Graduate studies at Dallas Theological Seminary (1989-90)
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Certificate (2014)


I am proficient in both Mac and Windows computer systems and software, including Word/Pages, PowerPoint/Keynote, Excel/Numbers, Blogger/WordPress , Photoshop, and The Learning House online educational software/interface.

I am also a proficient photographer and have contributed photos to the 2012 edition of The Pictorial Library of Bible Lands, The Jerusalem Post, the Israel [Professional] Baseball League promotional materials, Israel Association of Baseball promotional materials, US Government training programs, tour company advertisements, church bulletins, and my blog, Pardon My Interruption, hosted at

Teaching Experience

Arlington Baptist College 06/2011 – Present
I am the chair of Intercultural Studies and a professor of Bible. Since joining the faculty of Arlington Baptist College, I have taught 156 credit hours in the following courses:
Life of Christ I & II (campus)
Life of Christ Survey (campus and online)
Acts of the Apostles (campus and directed study)
Introduction to Missions (campus and online)
Mission Methods (campus and directed study)
Missionary Principles and Practices (campus)
Missionary Deputation Workshop (campus)
Ecclesiology (online)
Introduction to Judaism (campus)

Pulpit and Bible Study Teacher 1992 – Present
I have preached or taught regularly from the pulpit, in Sunday school classes (adult and youth), Bible studies, youth camps, chapels, etc.

Israel Association of Baseball 1999 – 2010
I designed and implemented a national team training program and helped design and teach a variety of clinics for coaches, players, and umpires in Israel and Jordan.

Educational Opportunities Tour Group Lectures 2008 – 2010
I was a contracted lecturer for EO tour groups and provided over 50 lectures on three topics: Bible Geography, Jesus’ Ministry in the Galilee, and Jerusalem at the Time of Jesus.

Boston Baptist College 2008 – 2011
As an adjunct faculty member, I was responsible to design and lead the Spring Israel Tour. In addition to lecturing on location, I also graded research papers related to the course.

Master’s College – Israel Bible Extension (IBEX) 05/10-25/2009
I was the co-teacher (with Dr. Doug Bookman) and guide for the Chorale Study Tour that was comprised of 90 participants, including students and support staff.

Jerusalem University College – Graduate T.A. 1991 – 1993
I served as teaching assistant to Dr. Robert Mullins in Biblical history and archaeology courses.


(2014) Profiles: The Hebrew Roots Movement
A critique of the Hebrew Roots Movement published by Watchman Fellowship

(2014) Palestinian Muslims Converting to Christianity: effective evangelistic methods in the West Bank
PhD thesis, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

(2013) A history of Arlington Baptist College, 1992-2012
An update to Dr. Earl K. Oldham’s USS WBF: Sail on! (1992)

(2012) Bolen, Todd. Pictorial Library of Bible Lands: Complete Collection.
I contributed 110 photos to this collection.

Professional Memberships

Evangelical Theological Society                  American Society of Missiology
Evangelical Missiological Society               Association of Professors of Mission


References will be provided upon request.

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