John Harrison, Ph.D.
Professor of the New Testament and Ministry
Oklahoma Christian University
Dr. Harrison graduated from David Lipscomb University with a bachelor's degree in Preaching in 1984 and in 1989 earned a master's degree from Wheaton College in Old and New Testament. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from the University of Edinburgh in New Testament History, Theology and Literature in 1992.
He has been teaching at Oklahoma Christian University since January 2000 where he teaches courses primarily in the New Testament. Dr. Harrison is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Institute of Biblical Research. He won the Waterman Award granted by Wheaton Graduate School for excellence in Christian leadership. His academic interests are Jesus in history, the parables of Jesus, and ecclesiology.
He and his wife Sharon have two sons, Joshua and Stewart. Dr. Harrison attends Memorial Road Church of Christ where he is an adult Bible class teacher and takes mission trips to Ireland in the summer.