Gerry Breshears, PhD

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Professor of Theology
  • Portland Campus, Bueermann Hall, 314
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"The gospel brings freedom from guilt, shame, fear, defilement before God. Its transforming power means that our deepest desires are godly though the sinful desires of the flesh remain as an alien presence dragging us away from living out our true family identity as children of God."

Degrees Earned

PhD in Systematic Theology

Fuller Theological Seminary

Master of Divinity

Denver Seminary

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Education

University of New Mexico 

Current Ministry Involvement

Elder and Preaching Team Member

Grace Community Church / Gresham, OR 

A Defining Moment

"After graduation from university I began to pursue my goal of being a math prof to bring the reality of Jesus onto the university campus. Beginning with a conversation with Don Boesel about Faith Academy in Manila, God called Sherry and me, against all common sense, to resign my draft exempt public school position and take our two month old son to the Philippines to teach math at Faith. It was an Abrahamic journey of faith and newness into the unknown. My nine month commitment turned into three years and my direction turned from math to Bible and theology. My new intent was to be a Bible College teacher and missionary church planter that led to M.Div. and Ph.D. studies to return to the Philippines. Our trust that God could speak to me and supply for what He calls us to was founded solidly." 

Selected Publications

A Gracious Theology, with Chris Nye — forthcoming

Doctrine - Tenth Anniversary Edition, with Mark Driscoll — forthcoming

Death by Love — Crossway, 2008

Gerry Breshears Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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Gerry Breshears' CV