Dr. Roy Ciampa - Gordon Conwell
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Dr. Roy Ciampa

Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies, DMin Co-Mentor

Email: [email protected]
First Year at Gordon-Conwell: 2001
Expertise: New Testament Studies, Pauline Epistles, Biblical Theology, Biblical Interpretation, Bible Translation

Biography: Dr. Ciampa, a native of New England, has taught at Gordon-Conwell continually since 2001, first as a full-time professor (until 2014) and since then as an adjunct professor and Doctor of Ministry mentor. He currently serves as the S. Louis and Ann W. Armstrong Professor of Religion and chair of the department of biblical and religious studies at Samford University (Birmingham, Alabama). He is particularly passionate about helping people become careful interpreters of Scripture who are also especially alert to the ethical implications of their interpretations and applications of the Bible.

He is an ordained Baptist minister and active member of Shades Mountain Baptist Church. He also provides pulpit supply for other churches in the area. Previously, he was a missionary professor of biblical studies in Portugal for over a decade and served as a translator for the Portuguese Bible Society’s contemporary Portuguese translation of the Bible. He also served as the Manager for Integrated Training at American Bible Society’s Nida Institute for Biblical Scholarship, providing advanced professional development in biblical studies, Bible translation, and Scripture engagement for leaders in that area of scholarship around the world. Dr. Ciampa is a member of the Society for New Testament Studies (elected in 2012), the Society of Biblical Literature, the Institute for Biblical Research, and the Evangelical Theological Society.

He is married with two married children and three grandchildren. He enjoys hiking, boating, traveling, attending an occasional musical, studying and teaching about the Bible, and spending time with his wife, his grandchildren, and their parents.


  • BA (Gordon College)
  • MDiv (Denver Seminary)
  • PhD (University of Aberdeen, Scotland)

Select List of Publications

  • The First Letter to the Corinthians (Pillar New Testament Commentary, with Brian S. Rosner, Eerdmans, 2010)
  • The Presence and Function of Scripture in Galatians 1 and 2 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1998)

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