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Jack K. Willsey


Professor of Theology, 1988
253-759-6104 ext. 107

B.A. Corban University
B.D. San Francisco Baptist Theological Seminary
Th.M. San Francisco Baptist Theological Seminary
D.Min. Western Conservative Baptist Seminary

Ministry Experience

  • Pastor of Bethel Baptist Church, El Sobrante, CA
  • 17 years as missionary with Association of Baptists for World Evangelism, Japan and Southeast Asia
  • Served twice as consultant in West Africa for Association of Baptists for World Evangelism

Professional Overview

  • Superintendent of Bethel Christian Academy, El Sobrante, CA
  • Studied in Near Eastern Languages Department, University of Calfornia Berkley
  • 1 year as teaching fellow, San Francisco Baptist Theological Seminary
  • 2 years as instructor of Hebrew and Old Testament, San Francisco Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Studied Japanese at Karuizawa Japanese Language School
  • Served as Director of Bankoku Baptist Theological Seminary, Japan
  • Adjunct faculty member, Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary Southeast Asia Extension Program and Asia Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Taught twice each in India and Bangladesh for Northwest Baptist Seminary
  • Active membership in scholarly societies: Evangelical Theological Society, Evangelical Philosophical Society, Society of Biblical Literature
  • Professor, Corban University School of Ministry (formerly Northwest Baptist Seminary), 1988 to present

Available Papers

Recovering Transcendence and Immanence
Rethinking the Trinity
Pastoring in the Postmodern Era
What's Good About Postmodernism?
Current Trends in Biblical Hermeneutics

Personal Reflection from Dr. Willsey
Watching graduate students develop a Christian worldview with sound theology at its core makes teaching a delight. Alister McGrath says it well: “…rightly understood, theology is about enabling informed Christian action. It makes us want to do things, and do them in a Christian way. It helps make judgments about how best to act; it encourages us to engage with the real world” (The Passionate Intellect, 20).

Time with family, travel, reading, keeping up with languages and their literatures, and studying in a wide range of disciplines add to the joy of life as a follower of Jesus Christ.