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Minister , theology studies educator

J. Steven O'Malley, American theology studies educator, minister. Recipient Oustanding Faculity member award, Oral Roberts Unic. School of Theology, 1984; scholar Bell Scholar, Drew University, 1963-1964.


O'Malley, J. Steven was born on July 28, 1942 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of John Jackson and Mary Rachel O'Malley.


AB, Indianapolis University, Indianapolis, 1964. Bachelor's Degree, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, 1970.


Teaching fellow Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, 1968—1970. Assistant professor philosophical and religion University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, 1970—1972. Assistant professor church history Graduate Seminary Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma, 1972—1977.

Associate professor church history School of Theology Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, 1977—1980, professor church history, 1980—1985, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky, 1985—1992, J.T. Seamands professor Methodist Holiness history, since 1992. Founding president Pietism Studies Group Alffiliate of the American Society of Church History, since 1999. Member advisory board Evangelical United Brethen Heritage Center, Dayton, Ohio, since 1989, Studiengemeinschaft der Ev Methodist Kirchae, Stuttgart, Germany, 1988—1998.


  • Other Work

    • Author 5 books in church history, editor 15 books in church history. Translator: (book) Lying Grace, 2002. Contributor articles to professional journal.


Coordinator support groups National Alliance On Mental Illness Lexington National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, since 1994. Kentucky State trainer Education Program for National Alliance On Mental Illness Kentucky, 1996—2001. Founder College Republican Party University Indianapolis, 1963—1964.

Member of Institutional Self Study Program (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools), American Society Church History.


  • Other Interests

    Gardening, swimming.


Married Angeline Joy Gommel, June 11, 1966. Children: Sarah Joy, Karen Rachel.

John Jackson

Mary Rachel O'Malley

Angeline Joy Gommel

Sarah Joy O'Malley

Karen Rachel O'Malley