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Zachary M. Tackett

Barnett College of Ministry & Theology
Professor of Historical Theology


Ph.D. Historical Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
M.A. Historical and Theological Studies, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma
M.Div. Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma
B. Mus. Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Field of Study: Sacred Music, Piano


Dr. Zach Tackett has served Southeastern University since 2008 in the School of Divinity as Professor of Historical Theology.

Prior to his service at SEU, for 18 years Dr Tackett was a staff pastor of Assemblies of God churches in Kentucky, Arkansas, and Pennsylvania. He has been on the pastoral team for the founding of four churches in Kentucky, Indiana, and Florida. He is a former Secretary-Treasurer of the Society for Pentecostal Studies.
Dr. Tackett’s studies and writings engage the historical and theological development of Pentecostalism, with particular attention given to American Pentecostals’ interaction with culture.

Among his publications are:
Co-editor with Kenneth J. Archer, Celebrating Life in Community:
Reflections in Social Ethics and the Church, Essays in Honor of Murray W. Dempster, published by Regnum (forthcoming)
“As People of the Gospel: Pentecostals’ Use of Scripture and the Nature of Gospel,” published by the Journal of Pentecostal Theology
“Callings, Giftings, and Empowerment: Preaching Women and American Pentecostalism in Historical and Theological Perspective.” In Women in Pentecostal and Charismatic Ministry: Informing an Ongoing Gender-Focused Dialogue on Gender, Church, and Ministry, edited by Lois E. Olena and Margaret English de Alminana, published by Brill.
“As a Prophetic Voice: Liberation as a Matrix for Interpreting American Pentecostal Thought and Praxis,” published in the Journal of the European Pentecostal Theology.
“As Citizens of Heaven: Perspectives on Peace, War, and Patriotism among Pentecostals in the United States during World War I,” published in American Churches and the First World War, edited by Gordon L. Heath, published by McMaster Divinity College Press.