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Oliver McMahan

Oliver McMahan is vice president for accreditation and institutional effectiveness and professor of counseling at Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, Tennessee. He has more than 25 years of experience as a pastor, associate, evangelist, consultant, and seminar leader. A current ATS Board of Commissioners member and a former chair of the ATS Committee on Race and Ethnicity for six years, McMahan has served as associate professor of Bible, dean of students, and pastor of the Total Life Center at Northwest Bible College; dean and professor at the Jimmy Swaggart Seminary and Bible College; senior associate pastor of Mount Olive Church of God; and head pastor of Cross Pointe Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee. He founded and directed the Seminary Counseling Center, has been a board member for Behavioral Research Services in Cleveland, Tennessee, since 2001, serves on the editorial review board for the journal, Counseling and Values—the journal of the Association of Spirituality, Ethics and Religion Values in Counseling of the American Counseling Association—and he maintains a private counseling practice. His published writings include Becoming a Shepherd (1995), Scriptural Counseling (1995), Deepening Discipleship (2000), The Caring Church (2002), The Caring Christian (2004), full quarter expositions in the Evangelical Sunday School Lesson Commentary (1982–2002), and (as editor and author for definitions and articles in) Complete Biblical Library (Greek and Hebrew) (1991), among others. McMahan received his MDiv and DMin from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University and his PhD in counseling from Georgia State University.