Dr. Andrew Permenter

admin-ajax.phpVice President for Institutional Research and Extended Education
Professor of Practical Ministry
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BA in Geography, Georgia State University
MDiv, Oral Roberts University
DMin, Columbia Theological Seminary


Dr. Andrew Permenter oversees data collection and reporting, academic policies and procedures, accreditation and university assessment.

Before coming to Southeastern University in 2006, Dr. Permenter served for more than 20 years as a pastor, missionary and administrator. Ordained in the United Methodist Church in 1986, he also pastored in Presbyterian and independent congregations, specializing in home group ministry and leadership training. He was ordained in the Assemblies of God in 1999. As director of international missions for Global Servants from 1995 to 2001, Dr. Permenter traveled, preached and taught extensively throughout the United States, Latin America, Africa and Asia. He oversaw the work of more than 50 missionaries worldwide while raising funds for, establishing and constructing scores of churches and three Bible colleges.

Dr. Permenter’s dissertation, “The Pentecostal Movement and Ecumenism: Origins and Trends,” notes early Pentecostalism’s vitality as an experientially based unity movement functioning outside the structures of the organized church. Pentecostalism’s strength was in its transcendence of denominational, ethnic, gender and socio-economic distinctions. “The in-breaking voice of God always challenges the status-quo.”

Dr. Permenter has been married to Karen for 35 years and lists his greatest accomplishments as his four adult children: “The most intelligent, interesting, hilarious people I know.”