Preben Vang, PhD
Professor of Christian Scriptures; Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program
PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
BTh, Danish Baptist Theological Seminary
The impact of Biblical Studies and Christian Theology on the Church’s Witness
Doctor of Ministry Seminars Taught
Proclaiming the Kingdom
Sharing the Kingdom
Individually Guided Studies
Colossians and Philemon, NET Study Bible (Harper Collins)
Theology of Worship, A Handbook of Theology (B&H)
James, Premium Commentary Series (GC2 Press)
1 Corinthians, Teaching the Text Commentary Series (Baker)
Telling God’s Story, 3rd edition. (B&H)
The Church in the Mission of God, Discovering the Mission of God (IVP)
The Story of Israel (IVP)
Baker Bible Dictionary (Numerous articles)
Baker Bible Handbook (Numerous articles)
The Voice Bible, Genesis (Thomas Nelson)
About Dr. Vang
Dr. Preben Vang came to Truett Seminary in 2014 to lead the Doctor of Ministry program. Before coming to Truett, Dr. Vang served 10 years as Professor and chair of the department of theology at Ouachita Baptist University and seven years as chair of biblical and theological studies at Palm Beach Atlantic University. While at PBAU, he led the effort to start their now thriving seminary.
Born and raised in Denmark, where his latest call was to pastor the First Baptist Church of Copenhagen, Dr. Vang’s academic interest has always been related to the global vision for God’s Kingdom. "When everything is said and done," he says, "my deepest interest is the church’s witness to the world. My interest in academics is driven by a deep calling to serve the church and her ministers.” Before hearing God’s call to ministry in his 20ies, Dr. Vang worked as an engineer in electronics and circuitry.
Professionally, Dr. Vang is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), the Institute for Biblical Research (IBR), and the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) where he actively participates. His academic training focused on the theology of Paul, especially his pneumatology. The title of his dissertation was: God’s Empowering Presence and the Issue of Holiness: A Relational Interpretation of Paul’s Pneumatology.
Beyond his lingering interest in this area, his focus on the connection between biblical studies, theology, and the church’s witness has led to research and publications in a variety of related areas and to different audiences – from academic studies to publications directed toward pastors and ministry leaders.
Always involved in the church, either as an interim pastor or as a church planter, Dr. Vang is convinced that the church is God’s tool to change the world. His appointment at Truett Seminary is an extension of this perspective. He considers equipping ministry leaders the most significant and prominent function of the seminary.
On the private level, Dr. Vang enjoys engaging and meaningful conversations, hanging out with friends over a good cup of coffee, hiking, and tinkering with a variety of technical projects. The greatest joy in his life is being with his family - not the least his sweet little grandkids.