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J. Lyle Story, Ph.D.

J. Lyle Story, Ph.D.


Dr. J. Lyle Story joined the School of Divinity in 1984 after a teaching and pastoral role at Melodyland School of Theology, during the time of the Jesus-Movement in Southern California, and while working as a pastor in Orange, California. He is currently a professor of New Testament and Biblical Languages, and has served in various administrative capacities, including interim dean and associate dean, in the School of Divinity. He teaches various biblical courses, involving hermeneutics, and biblical languages, with the goal of helping students to translate and interpret the timeless message(s) of the New Testament.

Story is an ordained minister with Harvest Network International and has been fully engaged with the Renewal Movement since his time in seminary when he began to explore the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. He grew up on the mission-field in Beirut, Lebanon, and has traveled extensively around the globe in various teaching experiences. He resides in Suffolk, Virginia, with his wife. Although he is engaged in research and writing, his primary passion is that of creative teaching with the perspective that teaching is an outgrowth of proper relationships with adult learners.


Biblical Languages and Exegesis
Christian Affections
Workplace Spirituality and Well-Being
Servant-Leadership in the Gospels
Inductive Bible Study


B.S. in Elementary School Education (Sterling College, Wheaton College 1969); M.Div. (Fuller Theological Seminary 1974); Ph. D. in Biblical Studies (Fuller Theological Seminary 1984) Dr. Ralph Martin and Dr. David Hubbard



"The Revolutionary Paradigm of Grace" Festschrift for Stan Burgess in 2013

"Aspects of Faith/Trust in Pauline Thought" American Theological Inquiry (2012)

"Follow the Money," Journal of Biblical and Pneumatological Research

"One Banquet with Many Courses (Luke 14)" Journal of Biblical and Pneumatological Research

Peer-review and Judge of 27 journal/magazine articles Evangelical Press Association (2012)

Review of Haya-Prats Gonzalo, "Empowered Believers: The Holy Spirit in the Book of Acts" (2012), Journal of Biblical and Pneumatological Research

"If This Man were a Prophet," Journal of Biblical and Pneumatological Research

Peer-review of a journal article, "Reexamination of the Ironical Interpretation of the Parable of the Unjust Steward in Luke 16" Neotestamenica

"Twin Parables of Stewardship" American Theological Inquiry (January 2009)

"The Spirit-Filled Servant's Agenda of 'Becoming the Neighbor'" Pax Pneuma (January 2009)

"Pauline Thoughts about the Holy spirit and Sanctification: Provision, Process, and Consummation" Journal of Pentecostal Theology (2009)

"The Charism of Prophecy and Social Justice" Society of Pentecostal Studies (March 2009)

"A Message to the Fine and Shabby (James)," The Other Journal (January 2009)

"Lessons for the Powerful Rich and Vulnerable Poor" Evangelical Review of Society and Politics (2009)

"Female and Male in Four Anointing Stories," Priscilla Papers (Fall, 2009)

"Hope in the Midst of Tragedy (Isa. 5:1-7; 27:2-7; Matt. 21:33-46)" Horizons of Biblical Perspectives

"All is Now Ready: An Exegisis of the Great Banquet (Luke 14:15-24) and the Marriage Feast (Matt. 22:1-14)," American Theological Inquiry (2009).

"Zachariah's Two Sons of Oil," Journal for Biblical and Pneumatological Research

"An Inclusive Olive Tree (Romans 11)" American Theological Inquiry

"Finishing the Story of Peace" PAX PNEUMA (2009)

"Four Females who Encounter Jesus" Priscilla Papers (2009)

"The Dynamic, Relational, and Loving Purpose of God," American Theological Inquiry (2009)

"The Jerusalem Council: A Pivotal and Instructive Paradigm," Journal of Biblical Perspectives (2009)

"The Parable of the Budding Fig Tree," American Theological Inquiry

"Luke's Instructive Dynamics for Resolving Conflicts (Acts 15)," Journal of Biblical and Pneumatological Research

"Christology and the Relational Jesus" American Theological Inquiry (July, 2008)

"Jotham's Fable: A People Called to Serve" Journal of Biblical Perspectives on Leadership Fall, 2008

"The Discipleship of Women—From Jesus Birth to the Empty Tomb" Priscilla Papers, 21 [Winter 2007]

"Dreams, Visions" Encyclopedia of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity (2005)

"Word of Wisdom" Encyclopedia of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity (2005)

"Demons & Exorcism" Encyclopedia of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity (2005)

Pauline Theology (biblical and theological readings) (2004)

Life and Teaching of Christ (biblical and theological readings) (2004)

Introduction to Biblical Languages Workbook (2004)

Introduction to Biblical Languages (CD-Rom) (2004) A revision and electronic version of Greek to Me (originally published by Harper & Row) (2001)

Greek Multi-Media Tutorial, a fully Interactive CD-ROM which parallels the text, Greek to Me (HarperCollins) (2001)

"Living in the Light of God's Mercy" for Decision Magazine (1998)

Structure, Message and Application of Jesus' Parables, unpublished manuscript

"A Pattern for Parenting" Impact Magazine (1996)

"Early Christian & Jewish Views of Jesus: Christology" -- in conjunction with the Anti-Defamation League. (1995)

"Understanding the Faith of our Fathers, Paul and Rabbinic Judaism: A Place to Meet" (1992-1994)

"Jotham's Fable: Leadership Called to Serve" in The Regent University School of Divinity Review (1994)

Edited The Regent University School of Divinity Review (1994)

"Greek Syntax" A computer-based workbook developed with School of Divinity Students (1993 - 1994)

Introduction and Study Notes, "The Gospel According to Mark," The Spirit-filled Life Bible, Thomas Nelson (1991)

Introduction and Study Notes, "The Gospel According to Matthew," The Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Thomas Nelson (1991)

Introduction and Study Notes, "The Gospel According to Luke," The Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Thomas Nelson (1991)

The Greek Memory System--an innovative approach to learning Biblical Greek, including overhead projector transparencies for teachers and vocabulary flash cards for students (1982)

Greek To Me, co-authored with Dr. Cullen I K Story (Princeton Seminary), published by HarperCollins (1979)


Harvest Network International; Society for Pentecostal Studies; Society of Biblical Literature; American Academy of Religion.


Award from Regent University for Excellence in Teaching, 2010; Chancellor's Award for Regent University Professor of the Year, 1995; School of Divinity Faculty of the Year (7 times)