W Bingham Hunter

W. Bingham Hunter, PhD

Executive Vice President/Provost
Professor, Biblical Studies and Prayer

  • PhD, New Testament Exegesis—Aberdeen University, Scotland
  • MA, Biblical Studies – Major: New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • MS, Radiation Biology (Health Physics) – Michigan State University
  • BS, Zoology – Michigan State University


Dr. Hunter, who joined Phoenix Seminary in 2007 as Vice President and Academic Dean, began service as Executive Vice President and Provost in 2011. He is a former Professor of Bible Exposition at Talbot School of Theology; Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; and Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University and the University of Strasbourg. He has served as Academic Dean of Talbot School of Theology; Senior Vice President and Academic Dean of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; and on the Ministry Management Team of a multi-site mega church. Dr. Hunter has led accreditation teams for the Association of Theological Schools, served as an accreditation or curriculum consultant to theological schools in the United States and Europe, and has taught as a Visiting Professor in the masters or doctoral programs of the Associated Canadian Theological Seminaries, Fuller Theological Seminary, Rosemead School of Psychology, Talbot School of Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Western Seminary. A Bible teacher and conference speaker who has spoken widely to a diversity of audiences, para-church ministries, and churches, Dr. Hunter is especially interested in biblical worldview, discipleship, Christian prayer and worship.

Leadership Positions

  • Senior Vice President of Education and Academic Dean, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School—Trinity International University
  • Academic Dean, Talbot School of Theology—BIOLA University
  • Fellow, Institute for Biblical Research
  • Member, national Ministerial of the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA)
  • Former United States Air Force Officer
  • Pastor of Adult Ministries and Adult Discipleship Team Leader in a large multi-site church
  • Field Representative, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
  • Founding Board member, Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity (Bannockburn Institute)
  • Member, Advisory Council for the English Standard Version of the Bible
  • Member, Board of Advisors – International Institute for Christian Studies
  • Various positions – Evangelical Theological Society


  • Praying when Life Hurts (IVP, 2003; translated into Indonesian)
  • Contributor, The Dictionary of Paul and His Letters (IVP, 1993) and other theological dictionaries
  • The God Who Hears (IVP, 1986; translated into Russian, Korean, and Portuguese)