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
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.
- Evangelical Homiletics Society (founding member)
- Academy of Homiletics and Religious Communication Association (founding member)
- First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton (member)
Awards and Honors
- Dr. Sunukjian's book, Invitation to Biblical Preaching, won the annual preaching book award for PreachingToday.com 2007.
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.