Dean’s Welcome

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ!

I am glad to welcome you to Olivet Theological College & Seminary, a place where you could find answers to your life questions from the Bible, the Holy Word of God. We are here to equip Christian men and women to be the bold witness of Jesus Christ who died for us on the cross to redeem our sins and give us the hope of eternal life.

We believe that the world today needs the word of God more than ever before. Only by studying the Bible, we can resolve all misunderstandings about God, rebuild our relationships and restore every single individual in His holy light. Our college stands on the firm foundation of the Holy Scripture, which can only be fully revealed by the Holy Spirit, but not by the rationality of man. Blessed are those who are poor in spirit, as only with a humble heart could we inherit the Kingdom of God. (Matthew 5:3)

“God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints.” (Ephesians 1:17-18)

We are standing upon the glorious inheritance in the saints through the apostolic age until now. We believe that Christian men and women need to know the history of the saints. During your study in OTCS, we will walk you through the past 2,000 years of Church history. You could take the baton from the saints to continue your ministry with love to Christ Jesus and the purest heart for the glory of God.

We sincerely pray that you can grow holistically during the course of study in OTCS, equipping yourself to be the faithful servant of God in all the ways He had called and is calling you to. Amen.

Academic and Administrative Leadership

Dr. Matthias Gebhardt
University President

Dr. Tracy Davis
Dean for Academic Affairs

Dr. Barnabas Jung
Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Walker Tzeng
Chief Operating Officer Chaplain

Dr. Julia Tzeng
Dean of Students

Dr. Rachael Mak
Dean of Olivet Theological College & Seminary

Dr. Merrill Smoak
Dean of Jubilee College of Music

Dr. David James Randolph
Dean of Olivet School of Media & Communication

Dr. Joan Carter
Dean of Olivet School of Art & Design

Mr. Jacob Chatterjee, LL.M
Dean of Olivet School of Business

Dr. Donald Yoon
Interim Dean of Olivet Institute of Technology R&D Director

Dr. Jasmine Park
Dean of Olivet School of Language & Education

Dr. Donald Tinder
Dean of Zinzendorf School of Doctoral Studies

Dr. William Wagner
Director of Olivet Institute for Global Strategic Studies

Dr. Joseph Ray Tallman
Director of Olive Branch Institute of Islamic Understanding

Dr. Tom Cowley
Director of Doctor of Ministry Program Director of Institute of Faith & Family



Olivet Theological College & Seminary dedicated to training ministry-bound men and women as biblical scholars and leaders, and to equipping them with the practical skills to preach the Gospel effectively into and after the ‘network generation’ – thus priming them to revolutionize the world through Christian mission.


Our vision is born of God's enduring hope for a world that is "full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea" (Isaiah 11:9). The fulfillment of this vision inspires, orients, and defines the work of this institution.


OTCS work independent from other colleges in Olivet University, but are embedded in its larger umbrella. Strategy, resources, mission as well as vision and the commitment to biblical truth and academic excellence are shared among them all.