James M. Stinespring

Adjunct Faculty, Master of Divinity

Dr. Stinespring pastored three churches in West Virginia for 25 years, and was Associate Professor at Alderson Broaddus University, where he taught for 14 years. Born in Huntington, WV, Dr. Stinespring is married to Susan Sellers Stinespring. They have two grown children, Jason and Sara.


B.A.: Marshall University

M.Div.: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Ph.D.: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Classes Taught

Introduction to Homiletics

Preaching Practicum

Contemporary Preaching

New Testament Study 1

New Testament Study 2

Research Interests

Gospel of Luke

Parables of Jesus

Second Letter to the Corinthians

Book of Ruth

The Kingdom of God

Biblical Interpretation for Preaching

Professional Associations and Services

Licensed and Ordained by Baptist Temple, Huntington, WV

Board of International Ministries, 2002-2007 (served as Vice President, 2006, and President, 2007)

Executive Board, West Virginia Baptist Convention, 2002-2007

Mellon Fellow, Mellon Community Initiative, International Study Program, Salzburg Global Seminar, 2008-2014

Executive Committee, The Ministers Council, American Baptist Churches, USA, 1995-1998


Editor, Minister Magazine, The Ministers Council, American Baptist Churches, USA, 1995-1998

Meditations, Survivor: The Wilderness Experience, Higher Education Ministries Arena, 2006

Speaker, Facilitator, Conference Leader, Various Venues, 1978 to present, Including the Church Leadership Institute of Western Pennsylvania and the School of Christian Studies, WBVC