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Richard Pruitt

Assistant Professor & Academic Support Specialist

Department: College of Graduate and Professional Studies


  • Ph.D., Theology, Regent University School of Divinity
  • Master of Arts, Religious Studies, University of Missouri
  • Master of Arts Theological Studies, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biblical Education, Evangel University


Dr. Richard Pruitt is an ordained Assemblies of God minister and served in full-time pastoral ministry from 1985 to 2007. He has taught biblical, theological and religious studies courses both online and in the classroom since 2007 and for NCU since 2016. In addition to his role in the classroom at NCU, Dr. Pruitt also serves as an Academic Support Specialist for Academic Affairs, developing online courses, supporting online instructors, and assisting adjunct faculty with on-boarding, training, and orientation.

Dr. Pruitt has authored several published articles on a variety of theological subjects, including the inculturation of the Christian Gospel and mediated-cognitive learning strategies in online college coursework. His forthcoming book, Theology through Community, addresses Luke’s view of the first-century community of believers engaging Spirit and Scripture in theological creativity. He is also writing a chapter in a forthcoming edited volume, Voices of the Spirit, which focuses on prominent Pentecostal systematic theologians from 1970-2010. Both are due out in early 2019.

His wife, Judy Pruitt, is the Director of Library Services for North Central University. Married since 1985, they have two adult sons. Their youngest son, Joel, graduated from NCU in 2018 with a BS in Marketing.