Peter J. Bellini

Assistant Professor in the Practice of Missiology in the Vera Blinn Chair

Teaching and Research
Peter teaches in the areas of Missiology, Evangelization, Church Renewal, Global Christianity, Interreligious and Intercultural Encounter, and Urban Studies. His special interests are renewal movements, prayer movements, discipleship, church planting and church turnarounds, postmodernism, and philosophical theology, specifically the intersection of ontology, epistemology and missional theology.

B.A., The Ohio State University, (1987)

Graduate Studies, The Ohio State University (1988, 1991)

M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary, (2000)

Ph.D., Asbury Theological Seminary (2008)

Peter is an ordained Elder in the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church and has served in urban ministry for over 25 years. He has been a leader in every facet of ministry, including new church starts, church turnarounds, mergers, local church renewal, discipleship and leadership training, inner city and global missions and several marketplace ministries. He is a member of the following academic organizations:
American Academy of Religion

Wesleyan Theological Society

American Society of Missiology

Society of Christian Philosophers

Order of St. Luke (UM – Liturgical)

Personal Life

Peter is married to Mariuccia. They have one son Pietro Aaronne and one daughter Paola Arianna. In his spare time, Peter enjoys watching, playing and coaching a wide variety of sports.