Rob Starner, Ph.D.

SAGU Professor, Theology

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  • Ph.D. Religion, Baylor University
  • M.A. Biblical Studies
  • B.A., Penn State University
  • A.A. Harrisburg Area Community College


Starner has authored dozens of articles and essays on various theological topics, appearing in publications as: The Biblical Archaeologist, The Encyclopedia of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity, Enrichment Journal and The Journal of Biblical and Pneumatological Research.

Starner’s book “Kingdom of Power, Power of Kingdom: The Opposing World Views of Mark and Chariton” is available on

About Dr. Starner

Rob Starner has a rich heritage of Pentecostal ministry that spans over a century! His grandfather, Leo S.Starner, was an ordained Assemblies of God pastor for over 50 years and his father-in-law, Józef Bałuczyński (a vibrant centenarian!) is now in his eighth decade of pastoral ministry! Dr. Starner’s lengthy tenure in Christian higher education includes various terms of full-time service at Continental Theological Seminary, University of Valley Forge, Central Bible College, and most recently, Southwestern Assemblies of God University. In addition to his service in the college/university arena, Rob has served as associate pastor, Christian school administrator, hospital chaplain, and short-term missionary. He has authored numerous books, articles, blogs, and vlogs. He also has written and/or performed in a number of live theatrical productions and a few films. Ever energetic, Dr. Starner has a passion for local church ministry. He is always looking for opportunities to serve churches and parachurch organizations through teaching, preaching, training in Bible software, and drama ministry.

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