Dr. Overstreet came to Anderson University after serving as a pastor in the Church of God for 14 years. He was ordained in 1989 and has served with congregations in Michigan and Indiana. For several years he represented Indiana Ministries of the Church of God on the Servant Board of the Indiana Partners for Christian Unity and Mission, a statewide ecumenical organization.
Dr. Overstreet’s academic preparation for ministry began at Gulf-Coast Bible College (now Mid-America Christian University) and continued at Anderson University’s School of Theology. His Doctor of Ministry in Practical Theology from Christian Theological Seminary concluded with the project, “The Authority and Function of Scripture in Congregational Life.”
Dr. Overstreet teaches courses in the Christian Ministries and Youth Ministries majors, courses in the liberal arts curriculum, and courses in the seminary curriculum. His background in practical theology prompts him to encourage students to explore not only how beliefs influence faith practices but also how communities and practices influence the formation of Christian belief.
Dr. Overstreet is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Association of Practical Theology, and the Religious Education Association. With his family he attends Park Place Church of God. In addition, he has served as a tutor with the Madison County Literacy Coalition.
Professor Overstreet has served at Anderson University since 2002.
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Professor of Christian Education/Ministry
B.A., Gulf-Coast Bible College (Mid-America Christian University)
M.Div., Anderson School of Theology
D.Min., Christian Theological Seminary