Interim President; Associate Professor of Intercultural Ministries
Dr. Blanc serves as Davis College’s Fulbright Scholar Campus Representative.
2015 Book Release
Few doctrinal issues have caused more division among believers than the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. In BEYOND THE EVANGELICAL IMPASSE, Doug Blanc seeks common ground upon which charismatics and non-charismatics can agree. He accomplishes this goal by turning to biblical theology rather than to systematic theology. Blanc bases his study on the Lukan corpus alone and refuses to interpret it through the grid of Pauline or Johannine literature. By eliminating the possibility of playing one NT writer against the other, most disagreements about “the Baptism” dissolve between the two sides, making dialog possible.
Blanc points out that in Luke-Acts, the Baptism in the Spirit is eschatological in nature, which was uniquely given on the Day of Pentecost to the corporate body of the church for empowerment; yet, still available to individual believers on an ongoing basis so they might live and work for Christ. Upon this all can agree.
Doug Blanc has succeeded in doing what few others have even attempted to do. A SIGNIFICANT STUDY!
—R. ALAN STREETT. Senior Research Professor of Biblical Exegesis and the W. A. Criswell Chair of Expository Preaching at Criswell College, Dallas, Texas.
PhD, University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Lampeter, Wales UK)
DD, Mt. Zion Baptist College (Nidumolu, India)
DRE, International Seminary (Plymouth, FL)
MA, Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA)
MRE, Trinity Theological Seminary (Newburg, IN)
BA, Criswell College (Dallas, TX)
Dr. Blanc is a full member of the Evangelical Theological Society. He has presented numerous academic papers at both national and regional meetings of the Society since 2002.
He has served pastorates in Texas, Indiana, North Carolina, and New York.
Dr. Blanc co-founded Laborers Together (1992) to assist national pastors through evangelism and theological education.
He co-founded and serves as Vice-President of the Ichthys Foundation (2002), a Poland-based Christian publishing house.
Dr. Blanc has partnered with indigenous Christian ministries for more than 25 years in locations such as Central America, the Caribbean, Eastern and Western Europe, Africa, and India.
He recently co-founded The Foothills Christian Life Center in Johnstown, NY (2013) as an outreach ministry to the residents of Fulton County.
Dr. Blanc is married to Sally (1980). Together they have 6 children and 4 grandchildren.