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Dr. Terry Bowland

Faculty/New Testament and Ministry
Faculty Full-Time
Ext. 2408

Classes Taught:

  • Acts
  • Christ and the Bible
  • Ethics
  • Personal Evangelism
  • Philosophy
  • Romans

Speaking Topics:

Terry can be scheduled to speak at your church or organization on the following topics:

  • Contemporary Ethical Issues
  • Evangelism Seminars
  • How We Got the Bible: From Ancient Manuscripts to Modern Translations
  • Jr. High and High School Retreat Messages
  • Leadership Seminars
  • Men’s Retreats
  • New Testament Book - Acts
  • New Testament Book - Romans
  • Theological Issues: A Defense of Christian Capitalism
  • Theological Issues: Calvinism vs Arminian thought
  • Theological Issues: Understanding and Critiquing Charismatic Theology

View OCC's full list of available speakers and their topics!

Degrees Received:

  • B.A. in Christian Ministry; Nebraska Christian College
  • B.Th. in New Testament; Nebraska Christian College
  • M.A. in New Testament; Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • M.Div. in Theology/Philosophy; Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • D.Min in Practical Theology; Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Ministry/Job History:

  • Professor; Ozark Christian College; (1993-present)
  • Visiting Professor; Livingstone International University; Mbale, Uganda (2012)
  • Adjunct Professor; Nebraska Christian College (1988-1992)
  • Visiting lecturer for Cincinnati Christian Seminary MA Seminar (1988)
  • Senior Minister; First Christian Church; Norfolk, NE (1986-1993)
  • Senior Minister; First Christian Church; Mt. Pulaski, IL (1983-1986)
  • Minister; Palmyra Christian Church; Palmyra, IL (1977-1983)
  • Have preached over 100 revival meetings in the MidWest.
  • Led mission trips to Mexico, Canada, Uganda, Russia and the Philippines.

Writings and Publications:

  • Author of "Make Disciples: Winning the PostModern World to Christ" (College Press, 1999)
  • Contributor to "A Humble Defense: Evidence for the Christian Faith" (College Press, 2004)
  • Have written numerous articles for religious periodicals.

Organizational Memberships:

  • Christian Motorcyclist Association (2001-present)
  • Executive Board of the Nebraska State Christian Convention (1990-1992)
  • Board Member of the Norfolk Task Force on Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse (1991-1993)
  • Director of the Norfolk Community Food Pantry (1988-1992)
  • President of the Norfolk Ministerial Association (1989)
  • Executive Board Member of Leadership Norfolk with the Chamber of Commerce (1988-92)
  • Board Member of the National Church Growth Research Center (1986-1991)
  • Vice-President of the Nebraska Christian College Alumni Association (1988)

Honors and Awards:

  • Outstanding Young Man of America (1987)
  • Who's Who Among American’s Teachers (1994 & 2003)
  • Who's Who in the World (1997)
  • Community Leadership Award of the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce (1989)

Personal Information:

Married to Carol Ann McCarty, July 26, 1975.
Children:  Crystal (Mrs. Andy Melton); Tiffany (Mrs. Joe Legato)
Four Grandchildren
Enjoys motorcycling and powerlifting.