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Philip Alsup

Associate Professor
School of Education


Dr. Philip Alsup came to Maranatha with many years of experience in Christian education. Throughout college and after graduation, he worked at a Christian camp. This experience burdened him for ministry and called him to work in education. He spent thirteen years at a Christian school, serving as principal, teacher, and coach. Dr. Alsup is familiar with higher education, working with different Christian universities to develop and teach online courses, particularly at the graduate level. From 2018-2020, he was the Director of Maranatha Online and Distance Learning and taught education courses. In 2020, he took on a new role at Maranatha – principal of Maranatha Baptist Academy – but continues to teach both residential and online courses.

Dr. Alsup loves working with young people and steering their lives and minds toward being useful to God. He states, “Teaching provides a variety of opportunities to challenge the mind and also build relationships with people. MBU believes strongly in the need for Christian education, and serving here allows me to be part of the important and eternal work of influencing Christian young people.”

Education and Credentials

EdD in Curriculum and Instruction, Liberty University

MS in Educational Leadership, Bob Jones University

BA in PreLaw, Bob Jones University


Dr. Alsup’s recent speaking engagements include: Keynote speaker at American Association of Christian Schools LEAD Conference; Presenter at Jenzabar Midwest Regional User Group Meeting; Workshop presenter at several AACS regional conventions; Keynote speaker for teacher professional development day at Wilson Christian Academy, Wilson NC.

In his free time, Philip enjoys spending time with family, coaching and playing basketball, reading, practicing bowstaff skills.

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Philip has been published several times, including his most recent publication: “Personality Clash: A Love for Teaching in a Burnout Industry”, Journal for Christian Educators, Winter edition 2020.

Phil and Danielle were married in 2001 and together they have four daughters and a son.

Dr. Alsup plays in his church orchestra and he and his wife serve in the children’s ministry. He frequently speaks at other churches and spoke at the 2020 WI Youth Conference.