Professor of Pentecostal Theology and Christian Studies
Director of the Master of Arts in Theological Studies
Email Professor Archer
BA in biblical studies, Central Bible College
MDiv in theological studies, Ashland Theological Seminary
PhD in biblical and theological hermeneutics, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Prior to coming to Southeastern University in 2011, Dr. Kenneth Archer served for 10 years as an associate professor of theology at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary (formally Church of God Theological Seminary) in Cleveland, Tennessee. During this time there, he also was a regular adjunct at Lee University. He and his wife, Melissa, served as co-pastors of the college and career ministry at Woodward Church of God in Athens, Tennessee. They also were active in foster care.
Dr. Archer is passionate about theological education and committed to pastoral ministry. He has served as senior pastor of three different churches, two being Assemblies of God and one being independent. He still remains active in teaching and preaching in local churches.
Dr. Archer has been a sought-after Pentecostal educator which has given him the opportunity to teach at a number of Pentecostal seminaries and colleges outside of the United States. He is an active member in the Society for Pentecostal Studies, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the Academy of American Religion, where he has been a regular presenter of papers on theology and hermeneutics. His monograph, A Pentecostal Hermeneutic for the Twenty-First Century: Spirit, Scripture and Community (T&T Clark International, 2004), is an important contribution to Pentecostal hermeneutics and theological method.