DepartmentsDepartment of Christian Ministries
Talbot School of Theology
Biola AffiliationsEmployee, Faculty
Office LocationFeinberg Hall 119, Under Calvary Chapel, Hallway 2
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  • Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY
  • M.A., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forrest, NC
  • B.S., Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA


Freddy Cardoza has ministered for 20 years in churches and parachurch ministries of all sizes, and has taught academically for more than 20 years at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. He has taught internationally and regularly teaches adjunctively at both the graduate and doctoral levels.

Freddy serves as Director of M.A.C.E. and M.Div. and Undergraduate Christian Education at Talbot School of Theology and Biola University.

Freddy is the Executive Director for the Society of Professors in Christian Education (NAPCE), which is the academic society of evangelical professors representing some 200 seminaries, universities and liberal arts colleges that teach in the areas of spiritual formation, Christian ministries and Christian education.

Freddy received a Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) in Leadership from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and completed all required coursework for the Doctor of Education (Ed.D./ABD). He earned a Master of Arts from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and holds a Bachelor of Science from Liberty University.

Freddy is also a member of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), the Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA) and formerly served as President of the Board for the Christian Worldview Leadership Academy in Kansas City.

Freddy speaks regularly at churches, conferences, conventions, retreats and seminars.


  • Executive Director, Society of Professors in Christian Education (SPCE)
  • Evangelical Theological Society (ETS)
  • Association of Youth Ministry Educators (AYME)


  • Eagle Scout with Palms
  • Outstanding Young American
  • Who's Who (multiple listings)
  • President's Scholar Award for Leadership

Publications (Selected)

  • Baker Academic. Introducing Christian Education. In Process. 10/2017
  • Baker Academic. Teaching the Next Generations. Educational Technology (chapter). 10/2016
  • Deacon Magazine, Understanding Ministry (article). Spring 2016
  • Deacon Magazine, Understanding Discipleship (article). Summer 2015
  • Deacon Magazine, Understanding Biblical Fellowship (article), pp. 26-28. Summer Issue 2014
  • LifeWay. Bible Studies for Life (Multiple Personal Study Guides, and DVD). 2013-2014
  • LifeWay. Open Windows. Multiple devotional pieces. Fall Issue 2014
  • LifeWay. Beyond Belief: Exploring the Character of God. ISBN: 9781430028963. 03/2014
  • B&H Academic. Crisis On the Doorstep (chapter), A Theology of Family Ministry. 06/2011
  • Biola Magazine, La Mirada, Calif. “Find Your Voice,” 05/2011
  • LifeWay. “How To” Sunday School Manual( chapter). 08/2009
  • ATS Seminary Interviews Response, Christian Education Journal, Supplemental, 04/2009
  • Crisis on the Doorstep (chapter), A Theology of Family Ministry, B&H Academic
  • How to Sunday School Manual (chapter), LifeWay Publishers, 08/2009.
  • ATS Seminary Interviews Response, Christian Education Journal, Supplemental Issue, Spring 2009
  • Past regular contributor to the Southwest Times, Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • Past regular contributor to the Arkansas Baptist News, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Past regular contributor to the Chattanooga Free Press, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Arkansas Baptist News, Little Rock, AR “From One Leader to Another...” 03/28/2002
  • Arkansas Baptist News, Little Rock, AR “Magnetic Ministries” 10/25/2001
  • Southwest Times, Fort Smith, AR “The End of the Innocence” G-2, Sunday, 9/30/2001
  • Baptist 2 Baptist. “Cancel the Order for the Headstone
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