PhD in New Testament, Baptist Bible College & Seminary
MA in Bible, Bob Jones University
BA in Bible, Bob Jones University
Saved at a summer camp at the age of 8 years old, Dr. Cushman has spent his life serving the Lord in full time ministry. Both during and after his college years at Bob Jones University, Neal spent years doing missionary work in Nova Scotia, Canada, where he was an integral part in starting a Christian camp ministry.
During this time, Kingston Bible College, a small college in Nova Scotia, needed help; so he began adjunct teaching there. While on furlough shortly thereafter, he and his wife Pam decided to visit his former youth pastor, Dr. Les Ollila, at Northland Baptist Bible College (now Northland International University). He and Pam ended up at Northland, where they served for 22 years.
While there, Dr. Cushman taught courses in Greek, cross-cultural studies, missions, and philosophy. He also took students on mission trips to Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and Northern Africa. It was during these mission trips that he developed a burden for reaching the Muslims with the Gospel.
Dr. Cushman joined the Bible Department faculty at Maranatha’s residential campus in 2013, specializing in Greek, missions, and cross-cultural studies. Neal and Pam enjoy working together to prepare students to visit foreign mission fields, taking them there, and giving them hands-on training–or as he states in an abbreviated version of his philosophy of ministry, “Investing ourselves in the lives of people, so they can be more Christ-like.”
His hobbies include woodworking, residential construction, basketball, golf, reading, and watching science fiction.