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Barry Leventhal

Distinguished Senior Professor of Church Ministry and Missions, Director of Graduate School of Ministry and Missions (B.S., 1966; Th.M, 1992; Ph.D., 1982)

Dr. Leventhal is the author of numerous articles and contributing author to several books.

He serves as Distinguished Professor of Church Missions and Ministries and as the Director of the Graduate School of Ministry Program.


  • Ph.D., 1982, Systematic Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary, (Dissertation: Theological Perspectives on the Holocaust).
  • Th.M., 1972, Christian Education, Dallas Theological Seminary
  • B.S., 1966, Secondary Education, UCLA

Book Chapters Authored

  • “The Holocaust and Jewish Identity,” in Jewish Identity and Faith in Jesus, 1996.
  • “The Masada Suicides: The Making and Breaking of a Cultural Icon,” in Suicide, A Christian Response: Critical Considerations for Choosing Life, 1998.
  • “Why I Believe that Jesus Is the Promised Messiah,” in Why I Am a Christian, 2001.
  • “Who is Jesus: God? Or Just a Great Moral Teacher?” in I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist, 2004.
  • “The Holocaust and the Sacred Romance: A Return to the Divine Reality (Implications for Jewish Evangelism),” in To the Jew First: The Case for Jewish Evangelism in Scripture and History, 2008.

Academic Experience

  • Faculty, Southern Evangelical Seminary (1997 – present).
  • Faculty, Trinity School for Ministry (1994 – 1997).
  • Adjunct Professor of Jewish Studies, Criswell College.
  • Faculty, Dallas Theological Seminary (1978 – 1983).
  • Adjunct Professor of Bliblical Studies, Trinity School for Ministry.
  • Adjunct Professor of World Missions, Fuller Theological Seminary- School of World Mission.

Ministry Experience

  • Former Founder and Co-Director, Christian Family Life, Inc. (1971 – present).
  • Founding Co-Pastor, Christian Family Chapel (1973 – 1978).
  • Athletes in Action Staff, Campus Crusade for Christ (1966 – 1970).


  • Barry is married to Mary, has four children, and sixteen grandchildren.