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Dr. Javier Chavez

Visiting Professor of Missions and Evangelism


Faculty | School of Theology and Missions

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  • Ph.D., Biola University
  • M.A., Wheaton College Graduate School
  • B.A., Lee University
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Theology of Mission
  • Intro to Great Commission
  • Current Topics in North American Missions
  • Culture Learning and Language Acquisition
  • Growth and Political Participation of Evangelicals in Latin America
  • Missions and International Relations
  • History of Christian Mission
  • The role of the local church in the sending process and return
  • Cross-cultural evangelism, discipleship, and church planting
  • 2019 Elected 2nd VicePresident of the Georgia Baptist Convention.
  • 2016 Recipient “Helen Faulkner Award and Grant” from Cook School of Intercultural Studies at Biola University for missionary service.
  • 2015 Recipient “Hispanic Heritage Month Annual Award” for contribution to Hispanic and Latino students. University of North Georgia Department of Multicultural Affairs.    
  • 2001 awarded “Peltz Grant” in recognition for academic distinction and leadership service at Wheaton College Graduate School.  
  • 1998 Awarded “Who’s who among American colleges and universities” Lee University, for academic distinction. 
  • 1997 “Pi Delta Omicron Academic Honor Society of the School of Religion” for academic excellence.
  • 1995 Awarded “F.J. Lee Leadership Award” to promising Hispanic and Latino students at Lee University. 
  • Evangelical Missiological Society (EMS)
  • Asociacion para la Educacion Teologica Hispana (AETH)
  • Latin American Studies Association
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I was born in Peru but raised in different countries due to my parents’ work. I made a personal decision for Christ and was baptized at age 13. In 1995 I came to America to pursue higher education. After college and graduate school I got married and returned to Peru to serve as a missionary in 2001. My wife served as director of two feeding centers for impoverished children while I planted a vibran church in the city of Lima. I also founded Amistad Cristiana International Inc with presence today in Peru, Nicaragua, Colombia, Mexico, Switzerland, and Hispanic USA. My four kids (Joshua, Abigail, Vania, and Nathanael) were born in the mission field and are a testimony of the multicultural experience of many MK’s (missionary kids). I love teaching and interacting with my students!