Gregory LintonI graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Preaching from Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, TN, in 1982. I received a Master of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, in December 1985. I received a Ph.D. in New Testament and Christian Origins from Duke University in Durham, NC, in 1993. I also earned a Master of Arts in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education at Michigan State University in 2007.

Following eight years in the ministry, I taught New Testament at Great Lakes Christian College in Lansing, MI, for seven years. For three of those years, I served as Vice President of Academic Affairs. Since 2006, I have served at Johnson University as Professor of New Testament. In fall 2012, I was appointed Assistant Provost for Academic Services. In fall 2014, my title was changed to Associate Provost for Accreditation. I directed the university’s ten-year reaffirmation for SACSCOC and ABHE until July 2016, when I was appointed Vice Provost for Academic Services. In October 2020, I was appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost at Johnson University.

I have participated in the regional survey of the Karak Resources Project for three seasons. I also serve in the ongoing role of secretary/treasurer for ASOR Southeast, and I have served as President twice. I am a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, American Schools of Oriental Research, American Institute of Archaeology, and Knoxville Civil War Roundtable.


  1. Dear Professor Linton,

    Please may I request permission to reproduce one of your articles – The Effects of Video Games on Learning: The Negative View (2010), for learning in classroom? I am a teacher at St Francis Methodist School – a christian affilated college. The purpose of reproducing the article is to provide a balance view of using games as a teaching tool in school. Your permission is very much appreciated. Thank you and god bless.


    • Yes, please use it however you think it might be useful.

  2. Hi Dr Linton,

    I’m looking for an article you wrote in 2009 for JBHE about ‘core competencies’ for Bible College curriculum.

    I’m the new principal of a small Bible college in Australia, and I’m learning more about competency based training.

    Your article sounds very relevant

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