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Chris Vlachos, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Program Administrator Director, Wheaton In The Holy Lands and Visiting Assistant Professor of New Testament

Prior to joining the staff and teaching at Wheaton College, Dr. Vlachos served in Utah for thirty years, twenty-two years of which as an instructor and professor of Greek and New Testament at Salt Lake Theological Seminary (formerly, Utah Institute for Biblical Studies); eighteen years as pastor of Calvary Fellowship, American Fork, Utah; and ten years as senior manager of HIS Place Christian Bookstore/Coffee House in downtown Provo.

Besides these vocational positions are various personal pursuits and formative experiences: FM radio host, Moscow, Idaho (KUOI/1971-73); Farel House student, L'Abri, Switzerland (fall, 1974-winter, 1975); reader, Tyndale House, Cambridge, England (Fall, 2004, Summer, 2005); short-term missions, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Manila, Philippines (summer, 1976); prison volunteer, Utah State Prison (1980-1988); Delta Society-Animal Assisted Therapy Pet Partner volunteer (2000-2002); bass player, contemporary Christian band (1995-2001); Team World Vision Marathon and Half Marathon running team (2009-present), cancer survivor-stage 4B Hodgkins Disease (in remission since 1984). Dr. Vlachos resides with his wife, Patty, in the Mt. Greenwood neighborhood on the southwest side of Chicago. They have three children--Robin, Rachel, and Nathanael-and five grandchildren.

Wheaton College
Ph.D., Biblical Theology--New Testament, 2006

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
M.A., New Testament, 1995

  • New Testament Literature and Interpretation
  • Greek Language Book of James
  • Greek 101-102: Beginning Greek
  • Greek 201: Intermediate Greek
  • BITH 213-214: New Testament Literature and Interpretation
  • BITH 359: Book of James
  • BITH 365: Prison Epistles
  • BITH 368: Book of Revelation
  • BITH 469: New Testament Topics—Galatians
  • BITH 546: Book of James (MABS)