Dr. John Charping serves as the Chairman of the Missions Department and is an Associate Professor of Missions and Theology. Currently, Dr. Charping serves as the pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church of Germantown, a 2019 church plant. His personal travel includes Honduras, Argentina, Trinidad & Tobago, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

Dr. Charping and his wife, Stephanie, have been blessed with four children: Rebekah, Hudson, Zane, and Ian. They all love the mountains, being outdoors, and basketball.

John Charping, PhD

Chairman of the Department of Missions

Associate Professor of Missions and Theology



MDIV, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary; PhD, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.


Teaching Experience

Bible Teacher for Middle School & High School, Mount Vernon Christian School; Adjunct Professor, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary; Theology Professor, Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Kalimantan; Associate Professor of Theology, Canadian Baptist Seminary and College; Associate Professor of Theology and Missions; Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.


Field Experience

Associate Director of Field Personnel Orientation, IMB, SBC; Associate Cluster Leader, IMB, SBC; Church Planter Trainer for the EIB Cluster, IMB, SBC; Catalytic Church Planter Trainer, IMB, SBC; Church Planter Strategist, IMB, SBC.


Other Experience

Pastor, Cornerstone Baptist Church of Germantown; Church Planting Strategist, Mid-South Baptist Association; Youth Minister, Riverside Baptist Church, Clarksdale, Mississippi.



Foundations in Christ, 2018. A discipleship tool that provides the framework for the root and fruit of the Christian life; “How to Ensure that Bad Missions Trends Don’t Turn into Traditions,” IMB Web Article, February 7, 2017; Major Ian Thomas’ Concept of the Imago Dei, PhD Dissertation; “Church Planting and Rice Farming,” Evangelical Missions Quarterly, Fall 2011. An article on how to teach the key principles of church planting using rice farming as a backdrop; Book review of Reaching and Teaching: A Call to Great Commission Obedience by M. David Sills. Evangelical Missions Quarterly, April 2012; Contributed chapter eight, “How to Witness to Your Hindu Friends,” in How to Share Christ with Your Friends of Another Faith by Jeff Brawner, PhD.


Personal Travel

Honduras, Argentina, Trinidad & Tobago, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia