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Rod Carlson

Adjunct Professor, Youth & Leadership

Department: School of Pastoral Studies


  • Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Preaching
  • M.A. Degree in Biblical Literature
  • B.S. Degree in Pastoral Studies


Pastor Rod grew up in Bloomington, MN attending Cedar Valley Church. He has over 39 years of ministry experience and is an ordained Pastor with the Assemblies of God. He served in youth ministry for 15 years before he and his wife, Melody, started Oak Hills Church in Eagan, MN. He has served as Senior Pastor at Oak Hills for the last 24 years, and has taught as an adjunct professor at NCU for the past 15 years. He met his wife while attending a performance of “A Christmas Carol.” Pastor Rod enjoys travel, good coffee, and the arts (for obvious reasons).