Why I Enjoy Teaching at Taylor
I appreciate Taylor’s mission: “to develop servant leaders marked with a passion to minister Christ’s redemptive love and truth to a world in need.” One of my mentors, Dr. Jeff Greenman, speaks about the task of Christian education as forming the whole person and the whole people for the sake of the whole world. As a member of Taylor University’s faculty, I am thankful for leadership that encourages me to pursue this aim in my teaching, writing, and mentoring of students.
I love my family, reading, and exploring creation. These interests mean that on Father’s Day my family is sometimes dragged along on a used bookstore tour. Last Christmas, one of my sons gave me a gift certificate redeemable for a cup of coffee and $15.00 worth of used books. It was a perfect “dad date.” I also enjoy hiking and camping with friends and family in the outdoors. I love to explore and discover the unique “treasures” which are found in every community. In my office, you will find memorabilia from places like Israel, Mexico, Europe, South Central Los Angeles, and our new home, Muncie, IN.
Major career accomplishments
Hank Voss (PhD, Wheaton College) is the author or co-author of a number of books including Representing Christ (IVP Academic, 2016) and The Priesthood of All Believers and the Missio Dei (Pickwick, 2016). Prior to returning to Taylor he served as a Youth Pastor, as a headmaster for a Christian school, and worked for seventeen years in urban ministry. His urban ministry focused on cross-cultural church planting and contextualized leadership development, and he served as National Director of Church Planting (World Impact), Senior National Staff (The Urban Ministry Institute), and Dean (The Urban Ministry Institute of Los Angeles). He has been a member of the American Society of Missiology (2015-Present), Christian Theological Research Fellowship (2010-Present), Evangelical Theological Society (2009-Present), Wheaton Global Theology Discussion Group (2009-2013), North American Professors of Christian Education (2003-2004), and International Fellowship of Christian School Administrators (1999-2000).
Hank has also been recognized with the following awards and grants:
- Theological Education Extension Grant for New TUMI Satellite Campus in Havana, Cuba. Awarded by Valley Church, Cupertino CA.
- Hansen Endowed Fellowship. Full tuition and $15,000 per year research stipend at Wheaton College.
- Grant for Facilities Development at The Urban Ministry Institute of Los Angeles, The Stamps Foundation.
- Kappa Tau Epsilon, Talbot Student’s Honor Society, Talbot School of Theology.
- M.A.C.E. High Honors, Talbot School of Theology.
- M.A. New Testament High Honors, Talbot School of Theology.
- Library Award Talbot School of Theology, Talbot School of Theology.
- Travel Scholarship, Talbot School of Theology. Scholarship given to present a paper at the North American Professors of Christian Education (NAPCE) annual conference.
- Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges (1997), Taylor University.