Resident Faculty

Malcolm R. Hartnell


Assistant Professor, Intercultural Studies and Evangelsim

PhD, School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary
ThM, School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary
MDiv, Denver Seminary
BA, Arizona State University


Dr. Hartnell served with WorldVenture as a church worker on the South coast of Kenya for 17 years. His primary focus was church planting among the Digo, an unreached people group. Professor Hartnell also served as Kenya Field Chairman for six years and as pastor of a multi-ethnic church in Mombasa for two years. Presently, he is serving as an International Resource Consultant with WorldVenture in addition to teaching at Phoenix Seminary. Dr. Hartnell completed his Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies at the School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary. His award-winning dissertation was on the oral contextualization of biblical truth to the Digo people of Kenya.

Leadership Positions

  • Teaching in PathWays course (curriculum for local churches)
  • International Resource Consultant, WorldVenture
  • Academic Track Coordinator, Phoenix Ethnic Summit
  • Development coordinator of oral ministry materials, East Africa and Asia
  • Consultant, Timothy Project, Asia

Professional Presentations

  • “Take My Life” conference
  • Consultant teacher with Scottsdale Bible Church