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James Calvin Odell

James Calvin Odell, American history professor, theology studies educator.


  • Odell, James Calvin was born on November 23, 1951 in Weed, California, United States. Son of Calvin Harry and Bessie Pearl (Matthews) Odell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Seminary Studies, We. Baptist College, Salem, Oregon, 1974. Master of Theology in History Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary, Texas, 1978.

      Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Studies, Pensacola Christian College, Florida, 2000.


    • Pastor Lafayette Baptist Church, Oregon, 1979—1981. Missionary Baptist Middle Missions, Cleveland, 1984—1999. Professor Crossroads Bible College, Indianapolis, since 1987.

      Chaplain United States Army Reserve, since 1983. Lieutenant colonel United States Army Reserve, since 1983, Desert Storm, Bosnia, Kuwait.


    • Author: Odells Offspring and Kinfolk, 2003.





    • Married Nancy Louise Everest, June 28, 1975. Children: Abigail B. Cook, Rebekah L. Brooking, Rachel L.
    • father: Calvin Harry Odell
    • mother: Bessie Pearl (Matthews) Odell
    • spouse: Nancy Louise Everest
    • children: Abigail B. Cook Odell
    • Rebekah L. Brooking Odell
    • Rachel L. Odell
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    Born November 23, 1951
    (age 66)
    • 1974
      We. Baptist College
    • 1978
      Dallas Theological Seminary
    • 1979 - 1981
      Pastor Lafayette Baptist Church
      Oregon, United States
    • 1984 - 1999
      missionary Baptist Middle Missions
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    • 1987
      professor, Crossroads Bible College
      Indianapolis, Indiana, United States