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DeWelt_Chris

Dr. Chris DeWelt

Director of Missions, Faculty/New Testament
Faculty Full-Time
Ext. 2503
Email: CDeWelt@OCC.edu
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Classes Taught:

  • Acts
  • Intercultural Studies

Speaking Topics:

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

  • Leadership - Elders
  • Leadership - Men
  • Missions

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

Degrees Received:

  • Bachelor of Theology, Communications major, Ozark Bible College, 1976
  • Master of Arts, Church History major, Cincinnati Bible College & Seminary, 1995

Other Studies:

  • Spanish Language Institute, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Missouri Southern State College, Joplin, MO
  • Harding Graduate School of Religion, Memphis, TN
  • Biola University, La Mirada CA

Ministry/Job History:

  • Student ministries (Youth and Preaching, ‘71-’73)
  • Santiago, Chile (mission work, evangelism, new church work ‘74-‘83) - 8 years
  • Arcadia, KS (weekend preaching ministry ‘84-‘93) - 9 years
  • Joplin, MO (College Press - Marketing director '83-'88, President '88 – ’99, Publisher ’99 – present) - 21 years
  • Ozark Christian College (Professor and Director of Missions Department – July ’99 – present)
  • Marketing Director, College Press Publishing Company – 1983-1987
  • President, College Press Publishing Company – 1987-1999
  • President, National Missionary Convention, 2004
  • Prayer Chairman, National Missionary Convention, 1994, 1997
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Literature and Teaching Ministries, Inc., 1990-present
  • Translator and mission trip team leader, Christ In Youth - 1989-2006
  • Trustee, Christ In Youth, Inc., 1985-2007, Chairman, 1990-2001
  • Executive Committee, North American Christian Convention, 1995, 2000, 2008
  • Executive Committee, National Missionary Convention, 1994, 1997, 2001-3
  • Continental Vice President, National Missionary Convention, 2001
  • Elder & Teacher, College Heights Christian Church, Joplin, Missouri, 1995-present
  • Trustee, Good News Production International, Joplin, Missouri, 1993-present
  • Trustee, TRAIN International, Joplin, Missouri, 2008-present

Personal Information:

Born in San Jose, California, January 19, 1952

Married to Carol Casey of Tulsa, Oklahoma, with three children: Matthew (deceased), David & Abigail
Residence:  4504 East Cypress Road, Joplin, MO 64801