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Joshua Sumpter

Assistant Professor of Biblical and Ministry Studies and University Chaplain


Josh Sumpter is an Assistant Professor of Biblical & Ministry Studies at Waynesburg University. Sumpter also serves in a staff capacity as the Chaplain at Waynesburg University. Before coming to Waynesburg University, he worked in the local church as a youth pastor and associate minister for 10 years in Ohio and Pennsylvania. He is an active member of the Association of Youth Ministry Educators (AYME) and the Made to Flourish Pastor's Network in the Pittsburgh region. Sumpter is also a frequent speaker to local camps and churches in the region.

In 2019, Josh Sumpter received the "Lucas-Hathaway Excellence in Introductory Subjects" Teaching Award for his work in BMS 106: Introduction to the New Testament. One faculty nomination stated, "Sumpter uses creativity to engage every student, to meet every student where they are and to present Jesus to every student in a way that they will understand."

He resides in Waynesburg, PA with his wife, Jessica, and three daughters, Adalynn, Anna and Alyson.


BMS 106: Introduction to the New Testament
BMS 206: The Life and Teachings of Jesus
BMS 225: The Ministry and Literature of Paul
BMS 307: Teaching the Bible
BMS 308: Youth Ministry
BMS 366: Church Leadership Practicum
BMS 465: BMS Internship


M.Div., Ashland Theological Seminary

M.Ed., Waynesburg University

B.A. in Religion, Ashland University