Adjunct Professor, School of Divinity

  • Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
  • B.S. in Bible, Cairn University

For nearly 15 years, Professor Jack O’Brien has taught courses in world missions, church ministries, and Bible at Cairn.  However, his passion for mentoring & mobilizing the next generation of global disciple-makers extends beyond the classroom.  After graduating from seminary, Mr. O’Brien served as assistant pastor at a church in Houston (TX) for 6 years. Since 1979, Mr. O’Brien and his wife, Julie, have served as missionaries with Camino Global.  For 16 years, the O’Briens lived and served in Mexico, initially planting churches in Guadalajara.  Afterward, Mr. O’Brien served as Director of Seminario Biblico de Puebla for 11 years.

In 1998, the O’Briens moved to the Philadelphia area, becoming involved in missions mobilization and Hispanic ministry.  He has served as team leader for Camino Global’s Northeast USA team since 2011.  In addition, over the past 10 years, Mr. O’Brien has taught nine times at a Bible college in Cuba.

Academic Specialties & Interests:
World missions, Hispanic ministry, Church ministry, Bible exposition

Personal Interests:

  • Singing
  • Playing guitar
  • Calligraphy
  • Studying family history (genealogy)
  • Vegetable gardening

Pivotal Experience:
Studying Spanish for a year in Costa Rica

Teaching at Cairn since 2000

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