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Bio, Carlus Gupton

Personal Introduction  |  Professional Brief

 

Personal Introduction

My name is Carlus Gupton. I am blessed to be married to Ann for 33 years, and we have two grown daughters, Katlyn and Erin. Ann and I live in Memphis, Tennessee.

By God’s grace, I get to do the meaningful work of teaching seminary students whose dreams and commitments inspire me, and whose lives make a difference in countless others. I also enjoy coaching and consulting church leaders. This site extends these ministries. Click here to read more about the site.

I was raised in western Kentucky, and spent most of my youth anticipating a career as a musician. After my conversion at age 17, a call emerged, not away from the melodies and harmonies that still give me great joy, but to a life of ministry. A mentor took me under his wing, and a patient community of believers invited me to preach for them every Sunday.

I trained at Freed-Hardeman University, Lipscomb University (B.A.), Harding School of Theology (M.Div.), and Abilene Christian University, Graduate School of Theology (D.Min.), with additional studies along the way at Murray State University, University of Memphis, and University of Tennessee Knoxville.

I have been in some form of ministry for more than forty years, starting when I was midway through my junior year of high school, through college, on to twenty years of full-time ministry for congregations ranging in size from 80 to 1,100. During most of this I have been closely connected to the college and seminary environment. In 2001, I transitioned into teaching full time. My current role is Professor of Ministry, Director of Field Education and Co-Director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Harding School of Theology, and Adjunct Professor at Johnson University. Previously, I was Professor of Ministry at Johnson University (2001-2013), and also taught at the University of Tennessee School of Communication Studies (2001-2011). I teach courses in church leadership, spiritual formation and conflict, and have also taught biblical and theological studies.

I am also founder and publisher of LifeandLeadership.com, a website with over 1,500 pages of resources for church leaders, and DISCPersonalitySource.com, a website featuring the DISC Profile System.

I began consulting in 1996, and hold extensive certifications:

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Professional Brief

Dr. Carlus Gupton is Professor of Ministry, Director of Field Education, and Co-Director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Harding School of Theology, and Adjunct Professor at Johnson University. Previously, he was a professor at Johnson University (2001-2013) teaching ministry, Bible and theology, and also taught at the University of Tennessee School of Communication Studies (2001-2011). Prior to this, he spent twenty years as a preaching minister for congregations in Tennessee and Alabama.

Carlus teaches courses in church leadership, spiritual formation and conflict on both masters and doctoral levels, and has also taught New Testament, theology and communication. He also maintains an active schedule of consulting and coaching, and has worked with over 100 churches and organizations.

Dr. Gupton is the founder and publisher of LifeandLeadership.com, a website with over 1,500 pages of resources for church leaders, and DISCPersonalitySource.com, which features the popular DISC Profile System.

He and his wife, Ann, have two grown daughters, Katlyn and Erin. Ann and Carlus live in Memphis, Tennessee.

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