- Ph.D. Kansas State University
- M.A. Villanova University
- M.A. AGTS Evangel University
- B.A. California State University, Bakersfield
- A.A. Bakersfield College
Chair, Department of History
Professor, Department of History
After teaching future pastors in a small Bible college in rural India as a guest instructor, Dr. Darin Lenz felt a tug from the Holy Spirit to go to seminary and study church history. After completing his seminary degree, he went on to further historical study at Villanova University. He eventually completed a Ph.D. in History at Kansas State University with a major field in the History of Christianity under the direction of the late Robert D. Linder. His research interests span from the Reformation era through the twentieth century and his work has been published in numerous edited books and academic journals. Lenz has served in a variety of staff and faculty roles at Christian colleges on the East Coast, Midwest, Pacific Northwest, and, most recently, for ten years at Fresno Pacific University where he was a professor of History. Celebrating over two decades of marriage, his wife is a program manager for an organization that serves adults with developmental disabilities and they have two sons. A Green Bay Packers fan, he also enjoys mountain bike riding, traveling and spending time with his family.