Joshua R. Ziefle

Associate Professor of Youth Ministries

  • B.A. Houghton College, 2002
  • M.Div. Princeton Theological Seminary, 2005
  • Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary, 2011

Joshua R. Ziefle is an Associate Professor at Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington. Originally from New Jersey, he completed a BA in History from Houghton College before matriculating in the MDiv program at Princeton Theological Seminary. His academic interests in religious history culminated in a PhD in American Church History from Princeton Seminary.  During his doctoral studies he served for six years as the youth pastor of Nassau Christian Center (A/G).

Professor Ziefle’s dissertation focused on the interplay between David du Plessis, the Charismatic Movement, and the Assemblies of God, a major American Pentecostal denomination. He is the author of the recently published David du Plessis and the Assemblies of God: The Struggle for the Soul of a Movement (Brill, 2012). Potential research interests have included: a history of the Charismatic Movement and the development of modern youth ministry in the United States.

Here at Northwest, Dr. Ziefle teaches regular courses in both the College of Ministry and the History Department. He is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and enjoys reading, teaching, and reflecting on topics related to history and practical theology in print and online via his blog. He and his wife Rachel currently live outside of Seattle.

Professor Ziefle is available as a speaker for youth services, retreats, and camps.

He also looks forward to addressing your church group or organization on topics related to Church history, American history, theology, Pentecostalism, and/or ministry.