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Kent Eby

Kent Eby
  • Title Director of Intercultural Studies Program
    Assistant Professor of Mission
  • Work Phone 574.807.7147
  • Office Administration Building, Room 301 1001 Bethel Circle Mishawaka IN 46545 USA EST

Kent Eby came to Bethel College after serving with World Partners for over a dozen years at St. Petersburg Christian University in St. Petersburg, Russia. He is currently Assistant Professor of Mission and Director of the Intercultural Studies Program for Bethel College. Though a Hoosier by birth, Kent grew up in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and pursued an accounting career in Washington, DC before going abroad and then settling back in Indiana. Kent has developed an intense passion for Scripture as an adult; and he loves the excitement of teaching and interacting with students, colleagues, and others both inside and outside the classroom.

Eby completed a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (Accounting and Economics) from James Madison University (1988), a Master of Ministry degree from Bethel College (1994) and a Doctor of Philosophy degree (Educational Studies) from Trinity International University (2006).

Kent has been married to his wonderful wife Linda for over twenty-one years. Together they enjoy spending time with their son Everett. Kent is an ordained minister in the Missionary Church. In his free time, he enjoys spending quality time with friends and family. He is also passionate about playing noon-time hoops with his colleagues, as well as watching college basketball.

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Missiology
  • Association of Professors of Mission
  • Evangelical Missiological Society
  • International Association for Mission Studies