Dr. Charles Gaulden

Professor of Religion chgaulden@seu.edu

Degrees Earned

BA in Pastoral Studies and Biblical History, Southeastern University
DMin, Erskine Seminary
MA in Theology (Post-Doctorate), Erskine Seminary
PhD Studies in Old Testament, University of Wales, UK
MBA, Southeastern University


Dr. Charles Gaulden returned to his alma mater in 2004 to teach as an adjunct professor at Southeastern and help build both the master’s program in leadership and the Jerusalem Studies Center program, and he joined the faculty full time in the summer of 2007. Part of Dr. Gaulden’s doctorate was completed in Israel in the field of archaeology, and his master’s degree beyond the doctorate included advanced language training in Hebrew, Greek, Egyptian, Phoenician, and Aramaic. He also recently completed a master’s in the Psalms’ literature from Bangor University in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Gaulden started work young as an engraver for a granite company, but heard the call to do his engraving on human hearts and began to pursue training for the ministry. He served as a pastor in South Carolina for 30 years, pioneering one church and leading two others through major growth initiatives, increasing the attendance and physical plant while reducing the churches’ debt. He has also written book reviews for magazines, a book on the life of Christ that is widely used in Russia, Sunday school curriculum used in over 5,000 churches, and the devotional book Hanging the Pirates.

Dr. Gaulden tries to inspire his students with the same love of learning and love for the Lord that he has, and he believes that high academic standards are necessary for good Christian education, undergraduate as well as graduate. Knowing the power of educational experiences in Israel, he is excited to bring Israel to his classes in Florida as well as taking Florida students to Israel.

At Southeastern, Dr. Gaulden teaches Old and New Testament and several undergraduate and graduate leadership development courses. His research interests are in archaeology, biblical studies, and leadership.