Dr. Steven Harmon
B.A., Howard Payne University
Additional study: The Catholic University of America; Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, Germany; University of Dallas; Duke University Divinity School
Steven R. Harmon began teaching in the School of Divinity in 2010 when his wife Kheresa Harmon began her work as Director of Admissions for the School of Divinity. He teaches Christian Theology I, Christian Theology II, Introduction to Theological Education for Ministry, Theory and Practice of Ministry, Capstone Seminar, and Educating the Church through Christian Spirituality, a co-taught Doctor of Ministry seminar. Dr. Harmon is the author of Every Knee Should Bow: Biblical Rationales for Universal Salvation in Early Christian Thought, Towards Baptist Catholicity: Essays on Tradition and the Baptist Vision, Ecumenism Means You, Too: Ordinary Christians and the Quest for Christian Unity, and the forthcoming book The Baptist Vision and the Ecumenical Future: Radically Biblical, Radically Catholic, Relentlessly Pilgrim. He has also published numerous journal articles, chapters in multi-author books, and general readership publications. Dr. Harmon is Book Review Editor for Perspectives in Religious Studies, Contributing Editor of Pacific Journal of Baptist Research, and former Associate Editor of Review and Expositor.
Prior to teaching in the School of Divinity, Dr. Harmon was Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Campbell University Divinity School in Buies Creek, North Carolina and Associate Professor of Divinity at Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. He has served as Visiting Professor at Duke University Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina and Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina. Dr. Harmon has served as pastor of three churches in Texas, interim pastor of churches in North Carolina, and guest preacher and teacher in numerous congregations in Texas, North Carolina, Alabama, Maryland, and Virginia. He is a member of St. John’s Baptist Church in Charlotte, where he is one of the teachers of an adult Sunday School class and serves as a liason between the congregation and the North Carolina Council of Churches.
Dr. Harmon hails from Texas. He is married to Kheresa Wedding Harmon, and they are the parents of an elementary school-age son, Timothy. Dr. Harmon’s hobbies include running, reading, listening to a wide variety of music “from Bach to Bono,” playing the French horn and alto recorder, and traveling.
Office Location: Lindsay Hall, 304-A
Phone: (704) 406-4395