In the spring of 1939, Multnomah granted diplomas to thirty-one students-its first graduating class. In 1993, Multnomah School of the Bible became Multnomah Bible College and Seminary, and in 2008, Multnomah added the name Multnomah University as an umbrella title to encompass all the structural elements that make up the institution. The Rev. Dr. Craig Williford serves as Multnomah’s president.
Multnomah University’s mission is to equip Christian students through higher education to become biblically competent, academically proficient, spiritually formed, and culturally engaged servant leaders, shaped to be a transforming force in the church, community, and world.
Dr. Greg W. Burch is member of the faculty at Multnomah University where he teaches in mission, development and justice studies. Greg earned his Ph.D. at Fuller Theological Seminary in Intercultural Studies and Children at Risk. He is the director of the graduate program at Multnomah in Global Development and Justice and oversees the undergrad Global Studies program. He is married to Christina and together they have two children and live in Oregon City, Oregon. Prior to teaching at Multnomah, Greg and his family lived and worked in Venezuela and Costa Rica primarily focused on working with at-risk youth and children. Greg loves the ocean and enjoys surfing in the Pacific Northwest and around the world.
Dr. Brad Harper has served as Professor of Theology and Church History at Multnomah University and Biblical Seminary for the past 18 years. He received his B.A. and M.Div. at Biola University/Talbot Seminary and his Ph.D. from St. Louis University. He has published numerous books and articles on the engagement of Christian theology and the church with culture, including Space at the Table: Conversations between an Evangelical Theologian and his Gay Son, and Exploring Ecclesiology: An Evangelical and Ecumenical Introduction. He has lectured and written on the relationship between the Kingdom of God and the redemption of creation. He loves hiking in the Columbia River Gorge, birdwatching, and bicycling with his wife Robin.