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Dr. Jim M. Singleton, Jr.

  • Associate Professor of Pastoral Leadership and Evangelism

First Year at Gordon-Conwell:

2012

Degrees:

  • B.A. (Rhodes College)
  • M.Div. (Union Theological Seminary, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)
  • Th.D. (Boston University School of Theology)

Biography:

Professor Profile

Singleton on childhood ambitions

What did you want to be when you were little?

Singleton on his flavor

What flavor do you bring to the campus?

Singleton on favorite film

What movie has influenced you the most?

Singleton on calling to seminary

Why do you feel called to teach in seminary?

Dr. Jim Singleton joined Gordon-Conwell as Associate Professor of Pastoral Leadership and Evangelism in 2012, bringing with him many years of church leadership experience. He previously served on Gordon-Conwell’s faculty as adjunct professor in Presbyterian polity and history at the Hamilton campus in 1991.

The son of a Presbyterian pastor, Dr. Singleton’s call to ministry began early in his high school years and intensified in college. His particular interests lie in evangelism and the mission of the local church. He has a passion for helping equip congregations to better fulfill their global mission.

Prior to his current post at Gordon-Conwell, Dr. Singleton served as senior pastor of churches in Texas, Washington and most recently, First Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs, a downtown congregation of 4,200 members.

He has taught at several seminaries around the world, including ones in Virginia, Texas, Washington, Moscow and Zambia. In addition to teaching and preaching, Dr. Singleton has participated in cross-cultural missions in places like Mongolia, Ecuador, Cuba, Mexico and India, to name a few.

Dr. Singleton serves on the board of trustees at Ecumenical Service Ministries and Whitworth College, where he is vice chair of the Academic Affairs Committee and chairman of the Committee on Trustees. Dr. Singleton is also on the Committee on Preparation for Ministry at Pueblo Presbytery.

Dr. Singleton is an avid fan of baseball statistics, history, hiking and cross-country skiing. He and his wife, Sara, have a son, James, and a daughter, Rachel.