Dr. Joseph Dimitrov
President

Professeur Dr. Joseph Dimitrov

Seminary President

Education:
BSc (Sofia University)
MSc (Sofia University)
BA (Continental Theological Seminary)
MTh (Continental Theological Seminary)
PhD (Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven)

Undergraduate Courses Taught:
Romans and Galatians, Essentials of New Testament Greek, Corinthians, First Epistle of John in Greek, Hermeneutics, Principles of Greek Exegesis, Methods of Bible Study, Studies of the Septuagint, Book of Acts, Church History II, Christology and Soteriology, Historical Theology, Ecclesiology, Christian Apologetics, Anthropology / Angelology / Hamartiology, Philosophy of Religion, Eschatology, Study Skills, and Life of Christ

Postgraduate Courses Taught:
Historical Development of Major Theological Perspectives, New Testament Theology, Ephesians: Exposition and Sermon Building, New Testament Exegetical Methods, European Pentecostal Theology

Additional Academic Experience:
Chairman of the Theological Commission of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship from 2010 until present.

J. Philip Hogan Professor of World Missions for 2013-2014 academic year at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO., USA.

Publications:
Dimitrov, Joseph. A Message from Corinth. Bourgas, Bulgaria: CMN Printing, 1998.

“Standards for Student Development and Services: Relationship Between Student Development Programs and Services and the Institution’s Mission and Goal.” Presented at the Eurasia Bible School Conference, Budapest, Hungary, March 1997.

“The Use of the Substantive View of the Image of God in the Context of Guilt Feelings.” Presented at the Doctoral Colloquium, Leuven, Belgium, September 1999.

“The Complementing Aspects of the Believer’s Renewal According to Paul.” Presented at the Doctoral Colloquium, Leuven, Belgium, September 2000.

“The Critical Role of the R.E.E.M. in the Formation and Development of the Bulgarian Pentecostalism.” Presented at the Doctoral Colloquium, Leuven, Belgium, September 2001.

“Birth and Early Historical and Theological Development of the Baptist Movement in Bulgaria.” Presented at the Doctoral Colloquium, Leuven, Belgium, 2002.

New Testament Open Bible. Bulgarian Edition. Sofia: ET Gospel, 2002. Head Translator and General Editor.

Bulgarian Open Bible, General Editor for the Old Testament books of the Minor Prophets and the book of Ruth.

“Changing Educational Structures and New Challenges before the Pentecostal Theological Education in Europe.” Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri, USA, February 2007.

“Bulgarian American Congregations: Cultural, Economic and Leadership Dimensions,” 36thRespondent to a presentation at the Colloquium of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Lee University, Cleveland, Tennessee, March 2007.

“Exploration of the Pentecostal Experience Within the Context of Post-communist Bulgaria,” 36thRespondent to a presentation at the Colloquium of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Lee University, Cleveland, Tennessee, March 2007.

“Issues of Theological Education in Europe.” Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Charlotte Campus, Charlotte, North Carolina, March 2007.

“The Impact of the Pentecostal Experience and Educational Training in/for Ministry,” in A Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit: Contemporary Issues in Theology, James E. Richardson, ed., Springfield, MO: Global University, 2009.

“Strategies and Models for Formal and Informal Training of People for Missions.” Presented at the Council for World Missions Conference, Cardiff, Wales, January 2010.

“Towards a Pentecostal Theology of Compassion.” Position Paper for the World Assemblies of God Fellowship, February 2011. Chairing the WAGF Theological Commission.

“Theological and Ministerial Training in the Changing Environment of Europe.” Presented at the World Assemblies of God Fellowship Conference, Amsterdam, February 2013.

“The Essential Nature of the Church as the Missional People of God as Reflected in Pentecostal Self-Understanding.” Position Paper for the World Assemblies of God, June 2013. Chairing the WAGF Theological Commission.

“Towards an Understanding of Pentecostal Identity: Case Study of European Pentecostal Traditions.” Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO., 5 December 2013.

“Results Outgrowing the Vision: Early Assemblies of God Missionary Endeavours in Europe.” J. Philip Hogan Chair of World Missions, Inaugural Lecture. Encounter: Journal for Pentecostal Ministry, Vol. 11, Summer 2014.

“The Spirit of the Lord or the Lord of the Spirit: European Pentecostal Theological Implications Seen through Luke’s Theological Scheme of the Jordan Baptism Event.” Encounter: Journal for Pentecostal Ministry, Vol. 11, Summer 2014.

“God’s Image in Man Put Against Christ, the Primal Image: Paul’s Foundation for the Believers’ Renewal in Colossians 3:10 and Ephesians 4:23-24.” Encounter: Journal for Pentecostal Ministry, Vol. 11, 2014.

“The Holy Spirit in Missions,” Presented at the Annual Missionary Renewal, Springfield, MO., June 2013.

Area of Main Research:
New Testament, Historical Theology