Philip B. Petersen, D. Min.
Professor of Pastoral Leadership
Department: Biblical, Theological & Ministry Studies
Bachelor of Arts, Taylor University
Master of Divinity, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Doctor of Ministry, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Doctoral Studies, Wayne State University
Evangelical Homiletics Society, North American Professors of Christian Education, Christian and Missionary Alliance
Expository Preaching; Principles of Ministry Leadership; Foundations of Discipleship Ministry; Biblical Evangelism and Mission; Alliance Ministries; Pastoral Internship
How Your Program Is Unique Here:
Crown’s half-year, full-time internship is a model to other schools, and enables students to fully explore ministry as staff members of churches, camps and other Christian organizations.
From A Career Standpoint, What Students Will Be Prepared To Do With A Degree From Your Program:
Our program equips students to make disciples of all age groups and cultural contexts. Pastoral Leadership majors are prepared to step into a local church pastorate or staff setting, to preach God’s Word, cast vision, shepherd God’s people and equip them to make disciples
I feel blessed to have been born into a family where Christ was central. I accepted Jesus Christ as Savior at a young age, was nurtured in the church, and during high school was shaped by my church youth ministry and summer church camps, where I dedicated my life anew to Christ.
Favorite Bible Verse:
“I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.” – Galatians 2:20
I pastored two congregations in Michigan.