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T.A. Powell has a Pastor’s heart having planted and served as Sr. Pastor for two churches in Virginia and the last one for twenty-six years. In addition to that he has been serving as an Interim/transitional pastor at a local church in Southwest Virginia.   Since 2005 he has been an Adjunct Professor of Religion at Liberty University and teaching a few additional courses as an online Adjunct for Regent University and Houston Baptist University. He received his B.S. Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and his Masters and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Liberty University.

Dr. Powell is very passionate about spiritual and emotional health within the heart. He is interested in spiritual formation; authentic accountability and helping people get beyond the spiritual baggage that is created from failures, dysfunctional homes, addictions and soured relationships. His Doctor of Ministry Thesis was on “Forced Terminations among Clergy: Causes and Recovery. He also wrote a booklet of his own personal story entitled, My Journey of Brokenness, Healing and Restoration

He and his wife Betty have been married for 51 years and have three children and eight grandchildren. They reside in the Lynchburg, Virginia area.

 

 

 

AREAS OF INTEREST AND STUDY

I am very passionate about spiritual and emotional health within the heart. I am interested in spiritual formation, authentic accountability and helping people get beyond the spiritual baggage that is created from failures, dysfunctional homes, addictions and soured relationships.

Learning/Teaching: The interrelationship between teacher and learner, collaborative learning, learner centered activities, action learning, and service learning.

EDUCATION

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

PRESENTATIONS

  • Theories of Salvation, June 2007
  • Truefaced Article for truefaced.com, Excerpts of T.A. Powell’s Restoration Process. November, 2009.
  • Created syllabus and Course Chart, Pastoral Duties, Liberty University Course PLED 350, June 2007.
  • This Beginning of Miracles, which includes lessons for a five week small group study and 30 daily devotionals, developed for David Wood Ministries of Trenton, Georgia, 2011
  • The Blessedness of Brokenness, a contributing chapter, Down But not Out, edited by Frank Shelton, Jr. Eternity Publishers, 2012

HONORS & AWARDS

  • 2017 High Trust Center Award, October 2017
  • 2018-2019, Faculty of the Year Online Undergraduate, Liberty University School of Divinity, May 2019

PUBLICATIONS

  • The Blessedness of Brokenness, a contributing chapter, Down But not Out, edited by Frank Shelton, Jr. Eternity Publishers, 2012
  • My Journey of Brokenness, Healing and Restoration, October 2011
  • Forced Terminations Among Clergy: Causes and Recovery. Doctor of Ministry Thesis published in January 2008 (Can be viewed by typing title into Google).
  • Today, a 365 day devotional guide, 2000. Published by The Addison Group, Suffolk, Virginia.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

 

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