Professor of New Testament
B.A., San Diego Christian College
M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
Th.M., Talbot School of Theology
Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary
Dr. Farnell came to The Master's Seminary in 1997 from Southeastern Bible College, in Birmingham, Alabama, where he chaired the Department of Pastoral Theology and Biblical Studies from 1991-1994. In addition, he served as Academic Dean at Southeastern from 1994-1997. During this time in Alabama, he also concurrently pastored Brook Highland Community Church.
Earlier, while completing his Master's degrees, Dr. Farnell served as a teaching assistant in the areas of New Testament and Bible Exposition at Talbot Theological Seminary. He has also functioned as registrar and instructor of Biblical studies at a small Christian college in San Diego, California.
Dr. Farnell has pastored several churches and published extensively in books and periodicals. His most recent work is The Jesus Quest The Danger from Within, co-edited with the world-renowned apologist, Dr. Norman L. Geisler. Dr. Farnell has also written "The Independence View of Gospel Origins" in Three Views on the Origins of the Synoptic Gospels (Kregel, 2002) and The Jesus Crisis (Kregel, 1998) that he co-edited and to which he contributed several articles. He continues an emphasis on historical-critical ideologies with on-going research into recent interpretive trends in Gospel research. He is the host of The Danger Zone on Worldview Weekend Radio.
He currently pastors Grace Bible Church in Ventura County, CA.
Authors: F. David Farnell, Thomas Howe, Thomas Marshall, Benjamin Cocar, Dianna Newman, Edward D. Andrews
General Editor: F. David Farnell
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Today’s article is adapted from Dr. Farnell’s larger article entitled: “Robert Gundry, Gaining Renewed Support from ETS, Declares Peter an Apostate in Matthew’s Gospel.” To read the entire article, click here. On October 6, 2014, Robert Gundry delivered an address at Westmont College in which he made the shocking claim that the apostle Peter was actually “Peter the apostate … read more »