Dr. Kenton Sparks currently serves as Interim Provost at Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania. Kent has served at Eastern University for 12 years. Prior to his appointment as Interim Provost in 2012, Kent served on the Eastern faculty as a professor of biblical studies and in various administrative roles, including Assistant Provost and Special Assistant to the Provost. In addition to his education and experience in administration, Kent is an accomplished scholar and teacher. He has written five books and numerous articles, has served as the regional president for the Society of Biblical Literature, and has been tapped as Teacher of the Year at Eastern University; he is also a recipient of the Lindback Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching.Â
Kenton Sparks, PhD
Interim Provost and Professor of Biblical Studies
Sparks is an ordained pastor and came to Eastern University after serving seven years (1993-2000) on the pastoral staff of Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC, where he was responsible for teaching, preaching and administrative duties in missions, evangelism and worship. During this period, he served on the Board of Directors for Regent School of Raleigh (now Trinity Academy), a private K-12 Christian school. Kent was in prior years the Director of Technical Services at Fleece Library, Columbia International University.Â
Dr. Sparks earned his Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies from Johnson University, the Master&'s degree in Old Testament from Columbia International University, the Master's in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Studies from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.Â
He is married since 1988 to Cheryl Bailey Sparks, a local psychotherapist, and has two daughters, Emily and Cara Ellen.