Director, Youth and Family Ministry; Professor, School of Divinity
- PhD, Temple University
- ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary
- BS in Bible, Cairn University
Dr. Matt McAlack teaches Bible, theology, psychology, and youth and family ministry.
Since 1996, Dr. McAlack has also directed JAM (Junior High Adventures in Ministry), a ministry and evangelism training event for middle schoolers at Cairn University.
In addition to serving at Cairn, Dr. McAlack has also served as a youth pastor and pastor of English ministry, as well as a speaker at conferences and retreats. Currently, he and his wife Michele lead the Youth Ministry and Outreach at Calvary Baptist Church in Bristol Pennsylvania.
Academic Specialties & Interests:
- Spiritual Formation & Discipleship
- Church Leadership & Management
- Ministry & Culture
- Christian Education
- “Effects of multimedia on cognitive load, self-efficacy, and multiple rule-based problem solving.” British Journal of Educational Technology.
- “WebQuest Learning as Perceived by Higher-Education Learners.” Tech Trends.
- Dissertation: “Proteges’ and mentors’ perceptions and expectations about mentoring in the preparation of youth workers.”
- Various book reviews in Journal of Youth Ministry
- Faculty Member of the Year, 2001-2002
Teaching at Cairn since 1995