Dr. John Paul Thompson
Director of Doctor of Ministry Program, Assistant Professor of Missiology and Leadership
John Paul Thompson was born in DeKalb, Illinois on January 23, 1968. He graduated from Waterman High School in Waterman, Illinois in 1986. He attended Oral Roberts University and received a Bachelors in Church Ministries: Evangelism in 1990 and a Master’s in Biblical Literature in 1992. He earned a Doctorate of Strategic Leadership from Regent University in 2007.
Dr. Thompson is currently the Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program and Assistant Professor of Missiology and Leadership at ORU’s Graduate School of Theology and Ministry (GSTM). He returned to ORU in 2013 as the Assistant Professor of Missiology in the undergraduate department of theology. In 2015, he transitioned to the graduate school to become the Director of the D.Min Program.
Prior to joining the faculty at ORU, Dr. Thompson planted and pastored All Nations Fellowship, a multi-national church in Tulsa, Oklahoma from 2003 to 2013. He also founded and leads Global Equip, a ministry that equips ministry leaders in developing nations to expand God’s kingdom in their nations and beyond. Dr. Thompson has served as an executive director of several non-profit ministries, as well as on pastoral staff in the local church. He has lived overseas and traveled to thirty-five nations. Dr. Thompson is married and has three sons.