Scott Kisker

Professor of the History of Christianity

Teaching and Research
Christian Communal Experiments

Covenant Discipleship Colloquy

History and Doctrine in Methodist Traditions

PMM: Practice in Ministry and Mission Colloquy

The Church in History: Reformation To Present

The Praxis of Missional Evangelism

Theology of John Wesley

He specializes in Wesley studies and pietist studies. He is currently researching cultural transitions in 19th century Methodism.

Swarthmore College, B.A.

The Divinity School, Duke University, M.Div.

Drew University, Ph.D.

Scott Kisker is an elder in the Iowa Annual Conference and he has served as Senior Pastor of Colesburg United Methodist Church in Colesburg, IA. Prior to coming to United Theological Seminary, he was Professor of History of Christianity at Wesley Theological Seminary as well as Wesley’s Director of the Course of Study Program. Dr. Kisker served as the director of the Charles Wesley Heritage Centre in Bristol, UK and as associate pastor for the American Protestant Church in Bonn, Germany. Dr. Kisker is one of the hosts of “Plain Truth: A Holy-Spirited Podcast,” available on iTunesPlayer F.M. and other podcast providers.

The Band Meeting: Rediscovering Relational Discipleship in Transformational Community,
co-authored with Kevin M. Watson (Nashville, TN: Seedbed, 2017)

Longing for Spring: A New Vision for Wesleyan Community,
co-authored with Elaine Heath (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2010).

Mainline or Methodist? Recovering Our Evangelistic Mission
(Nashville: Discipleship Resources, 2008).

Foundation for Revival: Anthony Horneck, the Religious Societies, and the Rise of an Anglican Pietism (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2007)

Personal Life
Scott is married to Roberta Willison Kisker and they have five children: Maria, Susanna, Isaac, Tabitha, and Naomi.