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Philip Howard
Philip Howard Office: Ministry & Leadership Center MLC-5
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Professor of Christian Education

Dr. Howard joined the Toccoa Falls College faculty in 1997. Before coming to TFC, he was the College Chaplain at Malone College in Canton, OH, founded and was the Senior Pastor at North Country Alliance Church, and was the Assistant Pastor at Pineview Community Church in Albany, NY and First Baptist Church in Catskill, NY. He also was a special education teacher for GRA-MAR, Inc, where he taught life skills, reading, math, science, and social studies to developmentally challenged adolescents and young adults.

Dr. Howard was a member of the Stephens County Adult Literacy Board, Stephens Works, National Association of Family Ministers, North American Professors of Christian Education, Malone College Speaker’s Bureau, Association of Christians in Student Development (ACSD), Evangelical Minister’s Association, Northeastern District of the C&MA District Christian Education Committee, Northeastern District of the C&MA Church Growth/Church Planting Committee, and Northeastern District of the C&MA District Executive Committee.

Dr. Howard has been published in Alife Magazine and Christian Education Journal. He has also presented at various conferences across the nation and internationally and serves as a frequent speaker for TFC Chapels and events. His publications and presentations are on topics such as: Leadership Development, Spiritual Formation, and Marriage Relationships.

“I love teaching at TFC because we have an incredible group of students. I absolutely love the classroom as an arena for influence and relationship building with students that extends well beyond the classroom. This environment provides an atmosphere in which I can share myself with students, and seek to actively learn with them while modeling a biblically-based life and worldview, in ways that will shape each of us for Kingdom service.”

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3: 5-6).


– Vulcan Teacher Excellence Award (2010), Toccoa Falls College
– Tenured as a full Professor of Christian Education (2008), Toccoa Falls College
– Faculty Member of the Year (2003), Toccoa Falls College
– Georgia Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program (Selected participant, 2001)
– Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (2000)

Degrees Earned:  Area of Study School Attended
Ph.D. Educational Studies Trinity International University
M.R.E. Christian Education Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
B.S. Middle School Education Gordon College