LEADERSHIP & SEMINARY ADMINISTRATION

Dean’s Welcome

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ!

Welcome to Olivet Theological College & Seminary, a place where you can find answers to your life questions from the Bible, the Holy Word of God. We are here to equip Christian men and women holistically to be bold witnesses of Jesus Christ who died for us on the cross to redeem our sins and gave us the hope of eternal life.

We believe that the world today needs to know Scripture more than ever before. Only by studying the Bible can we resolve all misunderstandings about God, rebuild our relationships, and restore every single individual in His holy light. Our seminary 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. 

“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 riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints through the apostolic age until now. During your study in OTCS, we will walk you through the past 2,000 years of Church history. Take the baton from the saints to continue your ministry with love for Christ Jesus and the purest heart for the glory of God.

We sincerely pray you to be equipped as faithful servants in all the ways He has 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. Sarah LaFleur
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

Dr. Diana Yoo
Acting Dean of Olivet School of Business

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

IN OTCS

OUR MISSION

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

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.

OUR DISTINCTIVENESS

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.