Assistant Professor of Christian Studies
Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership
P843- 863-7978 / Ejdenton@csuniv.edu
Ph.D., Christian Education, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Th.M. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; Master of Divinity, Christian Education, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
B.S., Civil Engineering, Clemson University
Dr. Jonathan Denton has been serving in student ministry for over 20 years and is an Assistant Professor of Christian Studies/Student Ministry at CSU. His desire is to train up the next generation of student ministry leaders who will be disciple-makers and leaders of healthy ministries that see students and their families brought into relationship with God, built up in their faith, and sent out to make Him known. Denton was able to see this as a reality by serving over 10 years in a South Mississippi church before his current position at CSU. He is married to Amanda, and they have two children, Josiah and Baxter.
Your Purpose. Our Mission.
One of my greatest joys at CSU is to walk alongside students that are feeling a call into ministry. As they wrestle with what this calling from God is, I get to pray with them and give them opportunities to learn about ministry at CSU and serve in significant ways in our churches in the Charleston area. Our Student Ministry and Christian Studies students are making great kingdom impacts and that brings so much life into the classroom.Dr. Jonathan Denton
- RECOGNITION & HONORS
Master of Divinity in Christian Education Outstanding Student Award, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, May 2007
- PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
Dissertation: “An Examination of the Differences between the Faith Development of Adolescent Males and Selected Models of Family Ministry.” New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2012.
Chapter: “Ministry Leadership with Students.” Together We Equip. Jody Dean and Hal Stewart, eds. Bloomington: WestBow Press, 2018.
Presenter, “Exploring Adolescent Male Learning Theory: An examination of the differences between the faith development of adolescent males and selected models of family ministry,” Society of Professors in Christian Education 2014 Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., 18 October 2014
Presenter, ““Exploring Adolescent Male Learning Theory: An examination of the differences between the faith development of adolescent males and selected models of family ministry,” 2018 Southeast Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Charleston, SC, 23-24 March 2018
Presenter, “How can student ministries prepare students for the college transition?”, Church and the Gospel: Student Edition, Charleston Southern University, Charleston, SC, 10 July 2018
Presenter, “Small Group 101,” Student Ministry Teacher Training at First Baptist Church, Madison, MS, 5 August 2018.
Presenter, “Engaging the Heart of Today’s College Students,” Louisiana Collegiate Conference by Louisiana Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Lafayette, LA, 2 February 2019.
Presenter, “Disciplemaking with College Guys,” Louisiana Collegiate Conference by Louisiana Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Lafayette, LA, 2 February 2019.
- MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
Evangelical Theological Society and Association of Youth Ministry Educators