Dr. Don Ashley, Professor of Religion


Dr. Don Ashley

Dr. Don Ashley holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology degree from the University of Oklahoma (1986), a Master of Religious Education (1991), and a Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Foundations of Education and a minor in Church Administration from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2001).

He served as associate pastor of Bodenburg Butte Baptist Church in Palmer, Alaska from 1991 to 1992, then as pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Anchorage, Alaska from 1992 to 1997. While serving as pastor he also worked in the field of geological engineering.

In 1995 he began work at Wayland Baptist University in an administrative position, before returning as a full-time faculty member in 2001. Dr. Ashley teaches courses in Old and New Testament History, Christian Education, Church Administration, Education and Research Methods. In 2005 he assumed the additional role of graduate student advisor for the Anchorage Campus. He is also involved in teaching at WBU's Kenya program. While teaching there he has conducted research on people living with HIV/AIDS and their caregivers.

Outside university life, he has served as interim pastor of Muldoon Road Baptist Church, University Baptist Church and Hillside Baptist Church, all in Anchorage. He regularly does supply preaching in churches in the Anchorage area. He and his wife are active members of Grandview Baptist Church where he serves as a deacon and director of discipleship training. He enjoys cooking, fishing, hiking, and many other outdoor activities.