Robert C. Douglas, Ph.D.

Director of the GIAL Abraham Center
Consultant for ministry to Muslims, PBT, Dallas

Robert Douglas

Missiology, Intercultural Studies, Muslim Studies, World Religions, Urban Studie, Social Ethics

Current Research Interests

Communication Patterns of Muslims, Globalization, Transformation and Missions
Human Rights and the Muslim World


B.A., M.A., M.A., Ph.D.
1980Ph.D.University of Southern California, Los Angeles
1977M.A.Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
1957M.A.Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX
1956B.A.Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX
Professional Associations
  • Middle East Institute
  • American Society of Missiology
  • American Association of Professors of Missions
  • American Society of Christian Ethics
  • Society of Intercultural education, Training and Research
  • Evangelical Society of Missiology
Teaching Experience
  • Middle East Bible Training College
  • Pepperdine University
  • Fuller Theological Seminary, School of World Missions
  • California State University-Los Angeles
  • Long Beach State University
  • Zwemer Institute of Muslim Studies
  • Central Asia Study Center – Istanbul, Turkey
  • Korea Theological Seminary-Seoul
  • Columbia Biblical Theological Seminary
  • Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
  • Asia Pacific Theological Seminary-Baguio City, Philippines
  • Evangelical Seminary of Indonesia-Jogjakarta, Indonesia
  • Emmanuel School of Religion
  • Beeson Divinity School
  • Lincoln Christian College and Seminary
  • TCM-Vienna, Austria
  • Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Azusa Pacific University
Professional Work History
  • Professor of Intercultural Studies, Lincoln Christian Seminary, 1994-2008
  • Executive Director, Zwemer Institute of Muslim Studies, Pasadena, CA, 1986-1994
  • Vice President, Research and Training, Mission Training and Resource Center, Pasadena, CA, 1979-1986
  • Senior Minister, University Church of Christ, Abilene, TX, 1969-1975
  • Missionary and President, Middle East Bible Training College, Beirut, Lebanon, 1965-1969
  • Missionary, Churches of Christ, Cairo, Egypt and Benghazi, Libya, 1961-1965
  • Minister, Sixth and Arlington Church of Christ, Lawton, Oklahoma, 1957-1961



1995Completing the Task, contributor
1993The Boundaries of God, contributor
1992The Rights of Muslims, contributor
1989Muslims and Christians on the Emmaus Road, contributor
1976More effective Mission Work, contributor
1974What Lack We Yet?
1973Spiritual Power
1970Freedom in Christ
Journal Articles
Various articles contributed to:
  • Biblical Literacy Today
  • Christian Chronicle
  • Christian Standard
  • Christian Teacher
  • Evangelical Missions Quarterly
  • Firm Foundation
  • Gospel Advocate
  • International Journal of Frontier Missions
  • Mission
  • Power for Today
  • Prism
  • Wherever
  • World Christian
  • World Evangelization


  • Consultation of Ministry to Muslims in North America
  • Evangelicals for Middle East Understanding – Limassol, Cyprus
  • Lausanne II Muslim Evangelism Program -  Manila
  • National Missionary Convention
  • Numerous Church Conferences
  • Perspectives Course Presentations
  • Southern Baptist Missionary Learning Center – Virginia
  • Jefferson St. Christian Church
  • Lincoln Christian Church
  • New Life Services
  • Urban Resources/Chicago
  • Pasadena Ministerial Association
  • ACT – Pasadena, CA
  • McBath for School Board Campaign-Chairman
  • O’Donnel for Congress Campaign - Treasurer
  • Asia Pacific Christian Miss International – Board Member
  • Team Expansion – Board Member
  • South Asia Friendship Center – Board Member
  • The Farm House – Board Member
  • Frontiers – Board of Reference
  • COMMA – Executive Committee