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Talbot School of Theology
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  • Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary
  • Th.M., Western Conservative Baptist Seminary
  • M.Div., Western Conservative Baptist Seminary
  • B.S., Washington State University


John Hutchison brings outstanding ministry experience to the classroom, having served over 40 years in youth, associate, interim, senior pastor and pastor-elder positions. He is the author of Thinking Right When Things Go Wrong — Biblical Wisdom for Facing Tough Times, and has also been published in Vital Apologetic Issues, Bibliotheca Sacra, Journal of Evangelical Theological Society and Decision magazine. Through clear exposition and good communication skills, his aim is to pass on to his students a love for God's Word, including its relevance and practicality for ministry today. Hutchison regularly leads study trips to Israel, and his greatest teaching strengths lie in the areas of biblical survey, Old Testament wisdom literature and life of Christ.


  • Pastor-elder emeritus at Oceanside Christian Fellowship in El Segundo, CA
  • Evangelical Theological Society



  • Thinking Right When Things Go Wrong-Biblical Wisdom for Facing Tough Times, Kregel Publications, 2005.
  • Contributing writer to Encyclopedia of Fundamentalism, Routledge Publishing House, 2001. Author of articles on "Jesus Christ" and "Bible Study."
  • Contributing writer to Vital Apologetics Issues, Kregel Publications: Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1995. Author of one chapter on the Design Argument in writings of the founders of modern science.
  • Contributing Biblical writer to David Stoop & Stephen Arterburn (eds.), Life Recovery Bible, Tyndale, 1992. Author of introductory and explanatory notes for Leviticus, Numbers, and Luke.


  • " In the Presence of Terminal Illness", Decision magazine, January 1994.
  • "Darwin's Evolutionary Theory and 19th-Century Natural Theology", Bibliotheca Sacra 152 (July-September 1995). Pp.334-354.
  • “The 'Design' Argument in Scientific Discourse: Historical Theological Perspective from the 17th-century.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 41, March 1998. Pp. 85-105.
  • “Women, Gentiles, and the Messianic Mission in Matthew's Genealogy.” Bibliotheca Sacra 158, April-June 2001. Pp. 152-164.
  • “Was John the Baptist an Essene from Qumran?” Bibliotheca Sacra 159, April-June 2002. Pp. 1-14.
  • “What do we Learn From the Prayer of Agur?” Steadfast, (Talbot School of Theology publication), Fall 2002. Pp. 1-2.
  • “The Prayer of Agur.” Kindred Spirit, 26:2, Summer 2002. Pp. 7-9.
  • “Can We Cash In on our Faith?” Biola Connections, Spring 2005.
  • “What Bible Version Do You Use?” Steadfast (Talbot School of Theology publication), Fall 2007.
  • “Servanthood: Jesus’ Counter-cultural Call to Christian Leaders” Bibliotheca Sacra 166 Jan ­ Mar 2009.
  • “ Vine in John 15 and Old Testament Imagery in the “I AM’ Statements,’ Bibliotheca Sacra 168 Jan – Mar 2011


Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Bible
  • Bible Interpretation
  • Biblical Teaching on the Role and Purpose of Trials and Suffering
  • Jesus
  • Life of Christ
  • New Testament
  • Old Testament
  • Trials and Suffering
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