Jerry Pattengale

Jerry A. Pattengale

Executive Director of Education at Museum of the Bible

7507 Southwest 44th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

General Information


Executive Director of Education  - The DeMoss Group Inc

University Professor Title  - Indiana Wesleyan University

Director  - The Green Scholars Initiative

University Professor  - Cuba , Israel



Marion College

Ph.D.  - 

bachelor's degree  - history , Indiana Wesleyan University

doctoral degree  - Ancient History , Miami University

master  - Wheaton ( Ill.


Board Member  - Religion News Service

Senior Fellow  - Sagamore Institute

Board Member  - Baylor University

Founder  - Purpose Driven Church

Senior Fellow  - The Institute for Studies of Religions

Member, Advisory Board  - FYE National Resource Center

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Jerry Pattengale, Ph.D.
Jerry Pattengale, Ph.D. Scholar, researcher, author and speaker, Jerry Pattengale, Ph. D., brings his passion for innovation in teaching and learning his work leading Museum of the Bible's education initiatives. He oversees an international team of academics, writers, researchers, convergent media specialists and editors developing a Bible curriculum for high school students. After graduating from high school homeless at the age of 16, Pattengale earned a bachelor's degree in history from Indiana Wesleyan University, master's degrees from Wheaton (Illinois) and Miami University (Ohio), and a doctoral degree in Ancient History from Miami under the tutelage of eminent historian and biblical scholar Edwin Yamauchi, Ph. D. Since 1997, Pattengale has served 15,000-student Indiana Wesleyan University in administrative leadership, currently as the first-ever to earn IWU's title of University Professor. He is a senior fellow at the Sagamore Institute, a regional policy think tank, an honorary senior research associate at Tyndale House, Cambridge, a distinguished fellow at Excelsia College, Australia, and is a research scholar at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Pattengale won international acclaim in the mid-1990s for his work on the "Odyssey in Egypt" program, connecting U.S. middle-school students via the Internet with their archeological excavation of an early Egyptian monastery. Pattengale is frequently tapped as a speaker on education issues and is the author or editor of numerous books. In 2000, the National Resource Center (University of Southern Carolina) and Houghton Mifflin recognized him with the National Student Advocate Award, which recognizes faculty who enhance the lives of first-year college students. Pattengale has also held a National Endowment for the Humanities award to Greece and was twice named Professor of the Year by the Azusa Pacific University student body. He also directs, is an associate publisher for Christian Scholar's Review and serves on the boards of Religion News Service and Yale University's Jonathan Edwards Center. Pattengale and his wife, Cindy, have four sons and two grandsons. Quick Facts: Jerry Pattengale Executive Director: Museum of the Bible's education initiatives Senior Editor: elective Bible curriculum for high school students

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"The Chicago pilot was the perfect place to showcase Museum of the Bible's innovative new curriculum due to the consummate professionalism of By The Hand staff and teachers, their genuine concern for student learning and development, and the students themselves who welcomed us and embraced our technology and subject matter," said Jerry Pattengale, executive director of education for Museum of the Bible.

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Jerry Pattengale, Ph.D.
Jerry Pattengale, Ph.D. - Indiana Wesleyan University (f. 1920, over 14,000 students) named Jerry its first University Professor in 2014. He also serves as the executive director of education for the Museum of the Bible, where he was one of the museum's two founding scholars (2010) and established its international Scholars Initiative. He is associate publisher for Christian Scholar's Review and on the board for Yale's Jonathan Edwards Center. He has distinguished appointments at Tyndale House Cambridge, the Sagamore Institute, Excelsia College (Australia), and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. In addition to more than 20 books, his articles have appeared in many leading venues (WP, WSJ, CT, InsideHigherEd, etc.) and he has garnered various writing and education awards. In 2007 and 2008 he participated in roundtable meetings at the White House on compassion efforts, and has keynoted at many of America's largest universities on Purpose-based education.

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