PhD 1975 St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO. Biblical Languages with specialization in the Pauline Corpus. Dissertation: Paul's Aeon Theology in I Corinthians
ThM 1968 Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA. Thesis: The Evidence of Immortality in This Present Mortal Condition as Reflected in II Corinthians 4: 18-5: 10
MDiv 1960 Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA
BA 1957 University of Chattanooga, Chattanooga, 1N. Major: Psychology. Minor: Classical Languages
1953-55 Lee College, Cleveland, TN
The ministry of French L. Arrington has involved him in evangelical and Pentecostal circles around the world. He has served as a pastor and for seventeen years was on the faculty of Lee University, where he was chairman of the Department of Bible and Theology and Professor of New Testament Greek and Pauline Studies and received the Excellence in Teaching Award. He has been a guest lecturer at theological seminaries in Korea, Puerto Rico, Indonesia, Guatemala, Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, Ecuador, Virgin Islands, China and Russia. He also has served as special lecturer for the Staley Foundation and has taught a course to Th.M. and Th.D students for St. Charles University in Guam. In addition to his teaching ministry he is a speaker at seminars and conferences and frequently ministers in local churches. He is an ordained bishop in the Church of God and has served as Professor of New Testament Greek and Exegesis at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary
He has been active in professional theological societies and has served on a number of denominational boards and committees, including the General Board of Education, a member and chairman of Commission on Doctrine and Polity, and chairman of the Core Faculty of External Studies of Lee University.
Dr. Arrington is well known for his published works on the New Testament. His books include two scholarly monographs: Paul's Aeon Theology in I Corinthians and New Testament Exegesis:
Examples, published by University Press of America, and three book studies: Divine Order in the Church (1 Corinthians), The Ministry of Reconciliation (2 Corinthians), and Maintaining the Foundations (1 Timothy). He was a contributor to Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, The Complete Biblical Library, and The New International Dictionary of Pentecostal Charismatic Movements. He served on the editorial committee of the journal The Penetecostal Minister and was Greek editor for the four-volume set entitled A Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit and contributed to volume 4 of the set: Contemporary Issues in Pneumatology. Hendrickson Publishers published his work Acts of the Apostles: Introduction, Translation and Commentary.
Arrington was on the editorial committee for the journal The Pentecastal Minister and for The Full Life Study Bible (subsequently named Life in the Spirit Study Bible and now Fire Bible. He was a general editor of the Life in the Spirit New Testament Commentary and contributor of the exposition on Luke-Acts in the commentary. For Global University online program he has written study guides for the courses Romans, I Corinthians and Prison Epistles.
Pathway Press has published his three-volume work Christian Doctrine: a Pentecostal Perspective. His most recent works are Encountering the Holy Spirit: Paths of Christian Growth and Service, Exploring the Declaration of Faith, Unconditional Eternal Security: Myth or Truth?, The Spirit-Anointed Jesus: A Study of Luke's Gospel and The Spirit-Anointed Church: A Study of Acts. Also Arrington contributed a chapter to the recent publication: The Great Commission Connection. His very latest work has been a commentary, which has been published under the title: The Greatest Letter Ever Written: A Study of Romans.