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Professor Michael Falgout

Assistant Professor of Biblical Literatures


School of Christian Ministry


Professional Experience

Pastoral Experience:

  • Youth Pastor, Parkway Hills Church of the Nazarene, Chula Vista CA (2004-2007)
  • Co-Pastor, Canaan Hill Church of the Nazarene, Lawson MO (2007-2014)
  • Associate Pastor, First Christian Church, Lathrop MO (2014-2017)
  • Senior Pastor, Hemet Church of the Nazarene, Hemet CA (2017-2023)

Teaching Experience:

  • Middle School English, St. Peter’s Catholic School, Kansas City MO (2015-2017)
  • High School English/Theory of Knowledge, San Jacinto Valley Academy, CA (2019-2023)

Professional Organizations

  • Wesleyan Theological Society
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • John Wesley Fellowship (AFTE)

Awards & Recognitions

  • Reuben C. Welch Award; excellence in preaching (PLNU 2007)
  • Zondervan Greek Award; New Testament studies (NTS 2010)
  • Interpretation Journal Award; biblical scholarship (NTS 2011)
  • David M. Scholer Scholarship; NT studies (Fuller 2020)
  • John Wesley Fellow; biblical studies/theology (AFTE 2023)

Favorite Links

  • NetBible: The Bible online with Greek/Hebrew texts, notes, and resources
  • ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World
  • Wesley Center Online: John Wesley texts, notes, commentary, etc.
  • Codex Sinaiaticus: Searchable manuscript online

Favorite Scripture

“Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.” (1 John 4:7)


  • Tennis
  • Hiking/climbing
  • Running
  • Biking
  • Chess



  • B.A. in Bible & Christian Ministry, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • M.Div. in Theology & Biblical Studies, Nazarene Theological Seminary
  • M.Ed. in English Literature & Composition, Rockhurst University
  • Ph.D. candidate in New Testament Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary

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