Dr. Alan Bandy

Rowena R. Strickland Associate Professor of New Testament
Office Location Montgomery Hall, 211
Phone (Office) 405.585.4431
OBU Mailbox # 61273
Email alan.bandy@okbu.edu


Dr. Alan S. Bandy is the Rowena R. Strickland Associate Professor of New Testament and Greek at Oklahoma Baptist University. Prior to this he was the Assistant Director of the Ph.D. program at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and an Assistant Professor of Christian Studies at Louisiana College.

His area of expertise is the New Testament with a specialization in The Apocalypse of John. His dissertation, The Prophetic Lawsuit of Revelation was published in the Sheffield New Testament Monograph Series (2010). He has also published several books and articles on Revelation as well as resources on Biblical Prophecy, Hermeneutics, Greek language, and Biblical backgrounds, 

Alan married his high school sweetheart, Necoe, in 1995. They have five children: Alexandra, Josiah, Victoria, Mackenzie, and Titus. 

He has over twenty years of ministry experience having served as a student pastor, senior pastor, and interim pastor of churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Oklahoma. 

He is passionately committed to the Great Commission and regularly leads student GO trips to the Amazon basin and around the globe. He also leads academic study tours to Turkey and Israel.

Bandy’s life verse is Acts 20:24.


  • B.A. in Ministry from Clear Creek Baptist Bible College in Pineville, KY (May 1998) 
  • M.Div. from Mid-America Seminary in Memphis, TN with an emphasis in Biblical Studies (May 2002). 
  • Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from SEBTS (May 2007)
    Dissertation: The Prophetic Lawsuit Motif in the Book of Revelation.

Courses Taught

  • History and Literature of the Old Testament
  • History and Literature of the New Testament
  • Beginning Greek
  • Intermediate Greek
  • Hellenistic Greek Readings
  • Life and Letters of Paul
  • General Epistles and Revelation
  • Apocalyptic Literature 
  • Introduction to Biblical Studies
  • Bible and Sexuality

Selected Publications

The Greek Reader's Apostolic Fathers. Eugene, OR: Cascade (2018) 

“Vengeance, Wrath, and Warfare as Images of Divine Justice in John’s Apocalypse.” In Holy War in the Bible: Christian Morality an Old Testament Problem. Heath A. Thomas, Jeremy Evans, and Paul Copan eds. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2013.

with Benjamin L. Merkle. Understanding Prophecy: A Biblical-Theological Approach. Grand Rapids: Kregel (2013).

“Persecution and the Purpose of Revelation with reference to Roman Jurisprudence.” BBR 23.3 ( 2013).

“How to Ask for Wisdom (James 1:5-8)” and “The One Who Is, Was, and Is Coming Again (Rev. 1:4) in Insights into the Greek New Testament. J. Scott Duvall and Verlyn Verbrugge eds. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012.

“Patterns of Prophetic Lawsuits in the Oracles to the Seven Churches in the Book of Revelation” Neotestamentica 45.2 (November 2011).

The Prophetic Lawsuit in the Book of Revelation. New Testament Monograph Series 29. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010. 

“The Layers of the Apocalypse: A Holistic Approach to Revelation’s Structure” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 31.4 (June 2009): 469–99.

“The Hermeneutics of Symbolism: How to Interpret the Symbols of John’s Apocalypse.” Southern Baptist Journal of Theology (Fall 2009).


  • Evangelical Theological Society, Full Member Since 2007
  • Society of Biblical Literature, Full Member Since 2007
  • Institute for Biblical Research, Associate Member Since, 2006

Academic Honors and Awards

  • Promising Teaching, Oklahoma Baptist University, 2011-2012
  • Professor of the Year, Louisiana College, 2007-2008
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges, 2001–2002
  • National Dean’s List, 2001-2002
  • National Dean’s List, 2000-2001