Janette H. Ok, Ph.D. (Cand.)

Assistant Professor, Azusa Pacific Seminary
Phone: (626) 815-6070
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Janette H. Ok, Ph.D. (Cand.), conducts research focused on the construction of ethnicity in 1 Peter and the Greco-Roman world and the formation of early Christian identity in its sociohistorical context, as well as Asian American biblical interpretation. She has studied at Princeton Theological Seminary and UCLA, focusing on New Testament and religious studies. As a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, she serves on the Status of Women in the Profession Committee and on the steering committee for the Minoritized Criticism and Biblical Interpretation unit. She has more than 18 years of ministry experience and serves as the teaching pastor of Ekko Church in Anaheim, California.


  • Ph.D. Candidate (ABD), Princeton Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Academic Area

  • Azusa Pacific Seminary


  • 1 Peter
  • Approaches to Biblical Instruction and Formation for Churches
  • Asian American Hermeneutics
  • New Testament Exegesis
  • Social-Scientific Approaches to the New Testament

Courses Taught

  • GBBL 512 – The Gospels’ Witness to Christ
  • GBBL 532 – Paul the Pastor and Theologian
  • GINS 507 – The Bible and Preaching
  • GINS 542 – The Gospels and Christology