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Jacquelyn E. Winston, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Theology
Associate Professor of Church History
Phone: 626-815-6000 ext 5631
Fax: 626-815-5469
Rev. Jacquelyn E. Winston, Ph.D. is the Chair of the Department of Theology and Associate Professor of Church History. She is a patristics scholar, with an emphasis in the history of the first five centuries of the Christian church. As an ordained minister with the Foursquare denomination for several decades, her approach to the academic setting is to make theology relevant and living. “Theology is not a dry set of theories devoid of their social and cultural context. It is the living Body of Christ attempting to come to grips with the way that Jesus reveals Himself in our current settings.” Her research interests include the uses of religious rhetoric to marginalize “the other,” cultural and religious constructions of identity, martyrdom and a theology of suffering, Jewish-Christian relations, and material culture analysis.


  • Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
  • M. Div equivalency, C.P. Haggard School of Theology, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA.
  • M.A., Pastoral Studies, C.P. Haggard School of Theology, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA. Graduated summa cum laude, Urban Ministries emphasis.


School of Theology

  • Department of Theology and Philosophy

Courses Taught

  • THEO 352 – Church History: Apostolic Era to the Eve of the Reformation
  • THEO 354 – Church History from the Eve of the Reformation to the Present
  • THEO 423 – Seminar in Church History
  • THEO 424 - The Formation of Early Christianity
  • THEO 425 - American Christianity
  • THEO 427 - The History of Christian Spirituality
  • THEO 428 - Global Christianity
  • THEO 496 – Senior Seminar: Theology and Social Issues