Speaker Bios

    Jared Runck
    Rev. Jared S. Runck currently serves as the Academic Dean and Professor of Old Testament and Theological Studies at Urshan College and as the Associate Pastor of the Pentecostal Church of our Lord Jesus Christ in Creve Coeur, MO. He holds a doctorate in Old Testament from the University of South Africa (2017). He is co-author, with David Johnson, of the Handbook on the Prophets in the Apostolic Handbook Series (2017); his second book, Jeremiah's First Confessions: A Pentecostal Hearing, has just been published by CPT Press (2023).
    Jeffrey E. Brickle

    Jeffrey E. Brickle serves as Professor of Biblical Studies at UGST, where he has taught since 2002. Dr. Brickle earned degrees from Community College of the Finger Lakes (AA, Music), Harvard University (ALB, Field of Religion), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MA, Urban Ministry), and Concordia Seminary (PhD, Biblical Studies). While working and teaching broadly in New Testament studies and ancient Greek, his research interests and numerous published articles focus on the convergence of the Johannine Literature with ancient media culture. His dissertation entitled, Aural Design and Coherence in the Prologue of First John, was published by T&T Clark. Dr. Brickle was the New Testament editor and a study note writer for the Apostolic Study Bible and contributed Apostolic Handbook Series volumes on the Gospels and the General Epistles and Revelation (co-authored). He has served as an assistant pastor and full-time campus minister, was a full-time instructor at Gateway College of Evangelism, leads UGST study abroad courses in Israel, and preaches and teaches in various church settings. In addition, Dr. Brickle studied at the Berklee College of Music, and plays electric bass guitar for the Urshan College Jazz Ensemble.
    Robin Johnston

    Robin Johnston serves as the editor in chief and publisher for the United Pentecostal Church International. In addition, he is the director for the Center for the Study of Oneness Pentecostalism and an adjunct professor at Urshan Graduate School of Theology. He holds a BA from Gateway College of Evangelism, a MATS from Covenant Theological Seminary, and a PhD from Regent University. He is the author of Howard Goss: A Pentecostal Life and co-author with David K. Bernard of On Being Pentecostal as well as numerous journal and periodical articles. 

    Prior to his present position, he served as executive vice president for Gateway College. He also planted a church in Victoria, British Columbia. He and his wife, Marsha, are parents to three children and grandparents to six.