Dr. Alan Bandy, OBU Rowena R. Strickland assistant professor of New Testament, recently received the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) Alumni Achievement Award during the 65th annual Evangelical Theological Society meeting.
"This is a significant recognition for Dr. Bandy and OBU," Dr. Mark McClellan, Dean of the OBU Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry, said. "What added more esteem to his award was the additional recognition of his missionary commitment and service. I am deeply grateful to have a scholar like Dr. Bandy as a member of the Hobbs College faculty."
One of thirteen academic paper presenters and panelists, Bandy also presented his academic paper titled, "No More Us and Them: An Analysis of Jew and Gentile Relations in Paul's Letters."
Bandy joined the OBU faculty as the Rowena R. Strickland Professorship in New Testament in the fall of 2009. Before arriving at OBU, Bandy served as assistant director of Ph.D. studies for SEBTS. His areas of expertise are New Testament and Greek with a specialization in the apocalypse of John. Bandy has published several articles in various journals, such as Journal of New Testament Studies, Neotestamentica and The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology.
Bandy has served in several ministerial church positions including pastor of Teachey Baptist Church in Teachey, N.C., pastor to students at National Avenue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tenn., and pastor to children/youth at Calvary Baptist in Loyall, Ky.
"Dr. Alan Bandy represents the ideals of a faculty member in the Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry. He is both a scholar and a practitioner; a pastor-theologian," Dr. Stan Norman, provost and executive vice president for campus life, said. "He exemplifies the highest standards of academic excellence in his teaching and publications. He likewise is able to demonstrate the relevance of the academy for church and society. We are truly blessed to have Dr. Bandy on our faculty and concur with our colleagues at SEBTS that he is a worthy candidate to receive this recognition."