Kenton Sparks, PhD

Dr. Kenton Sparks - Interim Provost and Professor of Biblical Studies

Dr. Kenton Sparks currently serves as VP for Marketing & Enrollment, and Special Assistant to the President at Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania. Kent has served at Eastern University since 2000. Prior to his appointment as VP for Marketing & Enrollment, and Special Assistant to the President, Kent served for several years in the Provost Office, first as Assistant Provost and then as our Provost.  In addition to his experience in administration, Kent is an accomplished scholar and teacher. As Professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern, 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.

Kenton Sparks, PhD
VP for Marketing & Enrollment, and Special Assistant to the President
T: 610.341.5929 

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. 

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. 

He is married since 1988 to Cheryl Bailey Sparks, a local psychotherapist, and has two daughters, Emily and Cara Ellen.

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