Dr. David Sang-Ehil Han

B.A., Lee University, 1986 
M.Div., Church of God Theological Seminary, 1989 
S.T.M., Yale University, the Divinity School, 1993 
Ph.D., Emory University, 2004

Dr. Han’s vocational journey in theological education began in 1989 at Han Young Theological University (Seoul, Korea), where he later served as the Dean of the Graduate Schools (the Schools of Theology and Christian Counseling). Over the course of next dozen years, Dr. Han taught in various capacities at Lee University, Candler School of Theology (Emory University), and Pentecostal Theological Seminary (PTS). In 2002, Dr. Han received the invitation to join PTS as a full-time faculty in theology. In 2011, Dr. Han was asked to serve as the Interim Vice-President for Academics at PTS which, starting the Spring of 2012, became the official position he assumed under the changed title, The Dean of the Faculty & the Vice-President for Academics. In 2021, Dr. Han was conferred the honor of being the inaugural faculty chair for the Ray H. Hughes, Sr., Endowed Chair of Evangelism.

Dr. Han’s contribution in theological education is interwoven with various Church of God (COG) denominational appointments and ecumenical involvements. Among them, Dr. Han served the COG General Education Board, chaired the Committee for the International Pentecostal Symposium, appointed to the International Council for Asia and the Pacific, and is currently under appointment as the National Overseer for the Church of God in Korea. In addition, Dr. Han is current on the COG Doctrine and Polity Committee and chairs the COG Christian Unity Committee. 

Dr. Han has been extensively involved in various ecumenical endeavors, including: The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the Pentecostal Charismatic Churches of North America (PCCNA), The International Anglican Church and the Pentecostal World Fellowship Dialogue, the Church of God & the Mennonites in U.S.A. Dialogue, The Christian Churches Together in the U.S.A., and the Global Christian Forum. Dr. Han currently serves on the central steering committee for the Global Christian Forum Committee. 

Working ecumenically in relation to theological education and pastoral formation, Dr. Han was invited to participate in dialogues such as "Race and Ethnicity in American Pentecostalism" and "Christian Hospitality and Pastoral Practices in a Multi-faith Context. Dr. Han received multiple invitations to participate in the Wabash Center programs, ranging from the faculty workshop to Dean’s fellowship programs. In addition, Dr. Han received several academic grants over the years including the ATS Lilly Theological Scholars award, the ATS Christian Hospitality grant, the ATS Moving Forward in Mission grant. In 2023, Dr. Han was elected to serve as a Board Commissioner for the Association of Theological Schools, The Commission on Accrediting. Dr. Han has contributed articles to several academic journals, including Journal of Pentecostal Theology, Pneuma, Spiritus, and Theological Education, as well as contributing chapters to several edited volumes. Recently in 2021, as a part of the Studies in Holiness and Pentecostal Movements series, Dr. Han co-edited the volume, Holiness and Pentecostal Movements: Intertwined Pasts, Presents, and Futures (Penn State University Press), with another edited volume on Social Engagement expected to be published in the Fall of 2024. Dr. Han’s forthcoming publications include Flourishing Humanity: Intersections between Science and Pentecostal Theology, Christian Hospitality and Neighborliness: A Wesleyan-Pentecostal Perspective, Transforming Power, and Healing as Salvation.

email: dhan@ptseminary.edu




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