TEACHING AND RESEARCH
Pete teaches in the areas of Church Renewal, Global Charismatic Studies, Missiology, Evangelism, Intercultural and Interreligious Encounter, and Urban Studies. His interest is in Trinitarian theology and applied pneumatology, including the intersection of pneumatology and holiness, the theology, history and practices of renewal movements (Methodism, the Holiness movement, the Pentecostal-Charismatic movement and the Global Renewalist movement of today, specifically in terms of power evangelism); the practical theology of prayer, healing and mental health, deliverance, discipleship and leadership development; and the missiology of praeparatio evangelica through philosophical theology and other sapiential traditions.
BA, The Ohio State University (1987)
Graduate Studies, The Ohio State University (1987-88, 1991)
MDiv, Asbury Theological Seminary (2000)
PhD, Asbury Theological Seminary (2008)
“Origins and Early Development of Missio Dei: A Missional Hermeneutic for Today,” Missio Dei in the United States, Abingdon, 2018 (forthcoming).
Unleashed: The C1-13 Integrative Deliverance Needs Assessment. Createspace, 2018.
“Mental Health and the Christian Life,” in A Noble Mind: Expanding Worldview through Social Issues, edited by Terry Swan and Curtis Lee Jr., Guardian Books, 2016.
Truth Therapy: Expanded Edition. Wipf and Stock, 2015.
Participation: Epistemology and Mission Theology, Emeth, 2011.
Truth Therapy: Renewing Your Mind with the Word of God, Xulon, 2010.
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 has also served and taught on several continents, including Europe, Africa and Asia.
Pete is married to Mariuccia Bellini. They have two adult children, Pietro Aaronne and Paola Arianna. In his free time, Pete is a heavyweight boxer and a powerlifter.