The mission of Dallas Theological Seminary is to
glorify God by equipping godly servant-leaders
for the proclamation of His Word and the
building up of the body of Christ worldwide.
BS, Lancaster Bible College, 1990; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1996; PhD, 2001.
Israel Loken was born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, to a strong Christian family, where his father worked as general manager of a large Christian radio station. Then the family moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to launch another Christian radio station. It was there that Israel attended Lancaster Bible College before completing his master’s and doctoral degrees at Dallas Seminary. Today he is the chair of the Bible and Theology departments at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, where he helped begin the school’s undergraduate program. “My goals in life are to teach God’s Word on the college level and write commentaries,” Israel says. “I am living my dream. My wife and I currently live in Tomball, Texas. We do not have any children but we have more than enough pets to make up for it!”