Professor/Chair: School of Ministry
Dr. Justin Key is an Associate Professor in the School of Ministry. He is a MACU alum (2004) and joined the faculty in 2012 after eight years of ministry in Lexington, KY. He teaches a range of courses including Synoptic Gospels, Hebrews and General Letters, Homiletics, Evangelism and Discipleship, and Biblical Life and Witness. He also oversees the Pastoral Care program, which includes practicum training in pastoral care, as well as internships in pastoral care. This program includes partnerships with two local hospitals, Crossings Community Clinic, and The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital. Since it was started in 2004 under his predecessor, it has seen over 200 students complete over 30,000 caregiving contacts.
Dr. Key served as associate pastor in Lexington, KY. The church owned a senior living community in which he served as pastoral care chaplain. His ministerial duties in both places included pastoral care, teaching, preaching, funerals/memorials, and Christian education. While in Lexington, he completed his Master of Divinity degree at Asbury Theological Seminary (Wilmore, KY), where he emphasized New Testament exegesis, Inductive Bible Study, and faith development. He is currently completing a Ph.D. dissertation at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX.
Dr. Key loves teaching and engaging with students in the classroom. He attends Crossings Community Church where he has served in Stephen Ministry and as a small group leader in Children’s Ministry. Outside of work, he loves spending time with his two boys, whether it’s hiking, watching movies, or eating. He enjoys athletics, especially watching his sons play sports and following MACU, Tennessee Volunteers, Titans, and OKC Thunder teams. He also likes traveling to visit family and friends.