Faculty

portrait of Donald R Sunukjian

Donald R Sunukjian

Professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership, Homiletics

Chair, Department of Christian Ministry and Leadership

  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
  • Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary
  • Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
  • B.A., University of Southern California

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Dr. Sunukjian's life-long love has been preaching, both as a pastor and a teacher. His passion is to see God's Word presented with accuracy, clarity, interest, and relevance. With doctorates in theology and communication and 14 years as a senior pastor, he brings both scholarship and experience to the classroom. He has contributed to The Bible Knowledge Commentary, Biblical Preaching, Bibliotheca Sacra, Walvoord: A Tribute, and The Big Idea of Biblical Preaching. Dr. Sunukjian has conducted pastors' conferences in most metropolitan centers of the United States and maintains a regular preaching schedule.

Affiliations

  • Evangelical Homiletics Society (founding member)
  • Academy of Homiletics and Religious Communication Association (founding member)
  • First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton (member)

Publications

Books, Articles, Audio Tapes
  • Five sermons (2 from Mark, 2 from Joshua, and 1 from I Corinthians) featured on Christianity Today’s PreachingToday.com.
  • Invitation to Biblical Preaching; Preaching the Truth with Clarity and Relevance, a textbook on homiletics, published by Kregel Academic and Professional, 2007. Pp. 375. Translated into French, Korean, and Spanish.
  • “The Cripple’s Story (2 Samuel 1-9),” pp. 156-161 in Effective First-Person Biblical Preaching, by J. Kent Edwards, Zondervan, 2005.
  • Thirteen sermons from the book of Philippians accepted for feature publication by Christianity Today on PreachingToday.com and PreachingTodaySermons.com (sites with 10,000 paid subscribers.)
  • “Topical Preaching Can Be Biblical,” article appearing on ChristianityToday.com, May 2005.
  • The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching. Contributing author. Zondervan 2005. Haddon Robinson and Craig Brian Larson, General Editors.
  • “The Shape of a Sermon” in Preaching to a Shifting Culture. Edited by Scott M. Gibson. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2004. Pp. 113-128.
  • “The Shortest Distance Between Two Points is a Zig Zag,” Audio tape distributed by Preaching Today, 2004.
  • “What Does It Look Like in Real Life?” PreachingToday.com, 2003.
  • Excerpts from Preaching Today (#202) reprinted in Men of Integrity, published by CTI in association with Promise Keepers, 2003.
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