Christopher Bounds

Rev. Chris Bounds, Ph.D.

Scholar in Residence/Professor of Wesleyan Studies and Chair of the Department of Philosophy
Asbury University

Chris Bounds is Scholar in Residence/Professor of Wesleyan Studies and Chair of the Department of Christian Studies and Philosophy at Asbury University. He is an Ordained Elder in The Arkansas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Prior to serving as Professor of Theology at Indiana Wesleyan University, from 2002-2016, he served as a pastor for eight years.

He has published articles in popular and scholarly venues, including The Asbury Theological Journal, Catalyst: Contemporary Evangelical Perspectives for United Methodist Seminarians,East-West Church and Ministry Report, Expository Times, Good News Magazine, Religious Studies Review, Studia Patristica, The Wesleyan Theological Journal, and Wesley and Methodist Studies. He has also contributed chapters or articles to popular and academic books, including Straight Talk, Scholars Coming to Faith, Recovering the Wesleyan Social Witness, Treasure the Word: A Layperson’s Guide to Interpreting Scripture, Holiness: The Power to Transform You, Your Church and Your World, Care of Creation: Christian Voices on God, Humanity, and the Environment, ReThinking Wesleyan Theology and Dictionary of Everyday Theology and Culture.

He presently serves on the Board of Trustees for One Mission Society (OMS International), and also serves on the Board of Directors for Good News: A Forum for Scriptural Christianity in The United Methodist Church.

He and his wife Tamara have two children, a daughter – Maris and a son – Morgan.