Nazarene Theological College (NTC) is excited to announce our newest faculty member, Rev. Dr. Linda Stargel, who will begin January 2019. Linda will teach in the area of Biblical Studies (primarily Old Testament and Hebrew Language) and will also take over the role of Academic Dean from Rev. Dr. David McEwan, who will continue as Director of Research and Lecturer.
Linda has a Ph.D. in Old Testament from the University of Manchester/Nazarene Theological College (2016). Her areas of academic interest include narrative analysis, identity formation in the Second Temple Period, and retold exodus stories. She has a forthcoming book with Pickwick entitled The Construction of Exodus Identity in Ancient Israel: A Social Identity Approach and is working on an article on “The Exodus of Jesus in Matthew 2.”
Linda also has a Masters in Theology from Duke Divinity School (2007), a Masters in Divinity from the Nazarene Theological Seminary (1994) and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Grand Valley State University (1986). She is a native of Michigan but is currently living in North Carolina. She has 11 years of teaching experience as a lecturer in Biblical Studies at the Séminaire Théologique Nazaréen d’Haïti, Pétion-Ville (Haiti), Quebec Nazarene Bible Institute, Quebec (Canada) and Seminario Nazareno Dominicano, Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic). She is fluent in Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole.
Linda was ordained as an elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 1996 following ministry experience as an Associate Pastor of Christian Education at Montreal Grace Church of the Nazarene (1994-95) and as Youth Director of the First Spanish Church of the Nazarene of Kansas City, Kansas (1988-94). She currently serves as Associate Pastor and Children’s Worship Leader at the Powerline Church of the Nazarene in Elon, North Carolina.
Linda has been married for 25 years to Rev. Dr. Scott Stargel who travels internationally as the Director of Global Nazarene Publications. Linda and Scott have two children in college, Nicolas (22) and Rebecca (20). Linda loves to travel, learn new languages, tell stories, and both watch and play sports.