Terry Linhart is Chair of the School of Religion and Philosophy. He came to Bethel in 2001 to serve as Director of the Youth Ministry and Adolescent Studies
Terry Linhart is Chair of the School of Religion and Philosophy. He came to Bethel in 2001 to serve as Director of the Youth Ministry and Adolescent Studies degree program, which has grown significantly. Before coming to Bethel, Terry served for 15 years in full-time youth ministry. His youth ministry experience includes eight years in Youth for Christ and seven years as youth pastor at Hope Missionary Church in Bluffton, IN. While in Youth for Christ, Terry served on the national training staff for Youth for Christ/USA. He is a regular visiting professor at Alliance Graduate School in Quezon City, Philippines and has been a guest lecturer at Michigan State University, Taylor University, Asbury Theological Seminary and other institutions.
Linhart received his B.A. (Music Theory) from Taylor University and his M.A. (Educational Ministry) from Huntington College. His Ph.D. (Purdue University) in Curriculum Studies focused on the curricular nature of short-term cross-cultural service projects for adolescents. He has written numerous articles and books and continues to write as time allows.
He is an avid coffee drinker, gardener, and sports fan. Terry and his wife, Kelly, are the proud parents of Lauren, Jayson, and Sean.
(Friday) 10:00 am - 10:50 am