Dr. Zachary Tackett

Associate Professor of Practical Theology zmtackett@seu.edu

Degrees Earned

BMus, Oral Roberts University
MDiv, Oral Roberts University
MA in Theological and Historical Studies, Oral Roberts University
PhD in Historical Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary


Dr. Zachary Tackett brings a wealth of practical ministry, teaching, and administrative experience to Southeastern University. An ordained AG minister, Dr. Tackett was on staff with an Assemblies of God church in Louisville, Kentucky, from 1992 until joining Southeastern in 2008. During his 16 years at the church, his responsibilities also included those of associate pastor, interim assistant principal for academics at the church’s school, and associate pastor of two satellite churches. Dr. Tackett has also served in churches in Pennsylvania and Arkansas.

Dr. Tackett has studied the historical development of the Assemblies of God extensively, writing his master’s thesis on “The Reformed Theological Contributions of Charles Finney, R. A. Torrey, and A. B. Simpson upon the Assemblies of God Doctrine of The Baptism of the Holy Spirit.” After that, he wrote his PhD dissertation on “The Embourgeoisement of the Assemblies of God: Changing Perspectives on Scripture, Millennialism, and the Roles of Women.”

Dr. Tackett’s areas of expertise include American Christianity, contemporary theologies, and Reformation studies. He teaches courses in theology and church history, including Theology I & II, Survey of Christian History, and the History & Theology of the Pentecostal Movement. He also teaches theology classes for the master’s program in ministerial leadership.

Brief Highlights

  • Presented “Evidences(s) of Spirit Baptism in the Life of the Church: William Piper and Chicago’s Stone Church as a Case Study” at the Society for Pentecostal Studies, March 2010.
  • Presented “Response to George D. McKinney’s The New Slavemasters” at the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Los Angeles, California, 2006.
  • Presented “Signs of the Times: Premillennialism in the Pentecostal Evangel, 1914-2001” at the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 2005.
  • Presented “More Than Fundamentalists: Fundamentalist Influences Within the Assemblies of God, 1914-1942” at the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Oakland, California, 1997.