Resident Faculty

Charles "Chip" Moody


Vice President of Student Development / Dean of Students
Director of Doctoral Studies

DMin, Western Seminary
STM, Yale University
MDiv & MA, Lincoln Christian Seminary
BA, William Jessup University


As Vice President for Student Development, Dr. Moody administers programs designed to advance the pastoral and ministry formation of our students, such as our Mentoring Program, Field Education curricula and efforts at character development.  As Dean of Students he shepherds and counsels students, and oversees student disciplinary matters. His faculty responsibilities include directing the Doctor of Ministry program as well as teaching in the areas of homiletics, pastoral care and ministry leadership.

Dr. Moody has over 37 years of ordained ministry experience in church pastorates in California, Connecticut, Maryland, and Arizona and for several years was a U.S. Navy chaplain in fleet commands of the U.S. Marine Corps. His Clinical Pastoral Education took place in both psychiatric and medical hospital settings with further study at the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Ministry to the Sick.

He is a member of the Evangelical Homiletics Society, the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, and the Association for Doctor of Ministry Education. He has served on the faculties of Mid-Atlantic Christian University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Arizona Christian University. Dr. Moody also serves as an elder at Valley View Bible Church in Paradise Valley, Arizona.