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Robby Waddell

Barnett College of Ministry & Theology

Professor of New Testament


PhD in Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
MDiv, Pentecostal Theological Seminary, Cleveland, TN
BA in Bible and Religion, King College, Bristol, TN


Robby Waddell teaches biblical studies at Southeastern University. He loves teaching and writing, and he especially enjoys sharing his passion for the scriptures with students. His research interests include apocalyptic literature, college pedagogy, film criticism, hermeneutics, ecology, spirituality, and Pentecostal theology. Waddell has written or edited six books and numerous book chapters and articles. His current projects include a book on Pentecostals and the Bible (Oxford University Press), a commentary on the Gospel of Mark (Brill Publishing), and a commentary on the Book of Revelation (Sheffield Phoenix Press). Dr. Waddell also serves as the director of the Global Pentecostalism Center at Southeastern.

In addition to his work at Southeastern, Waddell is a research fellow at the Centre of Pentecostal Theology in Cleveland, TN, a member of the editorial committee of Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies and an associate editor of the Journal of Pentecostal Theology. He is on staff at Bangor Universitys Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies in Wales where he supervises PhD students; he's a member of the Sheffield Institute of Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies, and he is the representative of the Society for Pentecostal Studies on the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches.

Waddell is the lead pastor of a local church and regularly speaks in churches and conferences on a variety of topics, including Pentecostal spirituality and worship, biblical foundations for peace and justice, equality of men and women from a biblical perspective, the Lord’s Prayer, 1 Corinthians, and the book of Revelation. He has taught or lectured internationally in Israel, England, Puerto Rico, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, and Egypt.