At the crossroads of theological formation, service, and scholarship
Anderson Campbell

Anderson Campbell, DMin

Associate Professor of Christian Studies


Office: Hoover 233

DMin, George Fox University
MA, Regent University
BA, Brenau University

Teaching and Research Interests: Contemporary theology; Prayer; Christian formation; Christian faith and pop culture

Anderson Campbell came to George Fox in 2011, serving first in Portland Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry department. He joined the faculty in the College of Christian Studies in the fall of 2014, and, in addition to teaching undergraduate students, has served as a Thesis advisor in the seminary’s Master’s program and as faculty and dissertation advisor for the Leadership and Spiritual Formation Doctor of Ministry program.

Anderson has an extensive ministry background, serving as a campus minister and an area director for the Coalition for Christian Outreach  in both Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. He has worked in a variety of denominational contexts, as pastor to young adults and outreach in a small Presbyterian church, executive director of small groups in a non-denominational megachurch, and deacon of creative liturgy in an urban Foursquare church. He is the preaching pastor at Theophilus Church in Southeast Portland, where he and his family have worshipped since 2011. He is a certified coach with Creative Results Management  and has over 10 years of leadership and academic coaching experience.

Anderson’s writing interests are center on faith formatio. His first book, Father Factor (White Cloud, October 2014), is a collection of essays by 40 average men under 40 years old that explores the intersection of fatherhood and their Christian faith. His second book, Praying for Justice (Barclay Press, January 2017) was co-written with his colleague, Dr. Steve Sherwood, and invites people into an four-year exploration of scripture on justice, mercy, and the love of God. Anderson’s writing has been featured in numerous places on the internet. His work has appeared at The Antioch Session, The High Calling, Faith on Campus, The Other Journal, Patheos, Christ and Cascadia, Stark & Main and elsewhere. A selection of his writing is available at the George Fox Digital Commons.

In addition to teaching, Anderson loves tattoos, hearing the stories behind them, and sharing the stories behind his. Anderson is married and has two daughters. They enjoy simple living, dinners outside with friends, and growing vegetables in their tiny garden.