Dr. Overstreet has been in full-time Christian service for 50 years, both in pastoral ministry and in Christian education. He retired July 1, 2008, from his position as Director of the Doctor of Ministry program and Professor of Pastoral Theology at Corban University School of Ministry, Tacoma, WA. He also taught at Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary, Grace Theological Seminary and Clearwater Christian College. He pastored churches in Michigan and Indiana for 17 years, and currently devotes his time to adjunct teaching, pulpit supply, conference speaking, and writing.
A former skydiver and motorcycler, Dr. Overstreet now limits his hobby activity to jogging and working around the house. He has spoken at various retreats, seminars, camps, Bible conferences, and on several mission fields. Dr. Overstreet is a an author and has presented 25 papers at annual meetings of the Evangelical Homiletics Society and the Evangelical Theological Society. He has written over 175 articles in various scholarly journals and magazines, and 25 contributions to Sunday School lesson materials.
Dr. Overstreet’s commitment is always to the local Bible believing church and its growth in the grace and knowledge of our Savior Jesus Christ. As a former pastor and as a professor of future pastors and Christian workers, he firmly believes in the verbal inspiration and full authority of the Word of God, and the desperate need in our day for its truths to be presented clearly and forcefully. He desires to help individual believers and Christian families have their lives solidly established on the principles of God's Word.
In addition to his preaching and teaching ministries, Dr. Overstreet presents sermon-length, first person dramatic monologues. Dressed in biblical costume, he "becomes" a biblical character (for example, Lot, Solomon, Job, King Herod, Pontius Pilate, or John Mark), and powerfully shares the life and lessons of that person with the contemporary audience. A brochure describing this ministry is available upon request.
Communication of Biblical Truth
Bringing Bible Characters to Life (Kregel, 2001; translated into Korean, 2007)
Persuasive Preaching: A Biblical and Practical Guide to the Effective Use of Persuasion (Weaver, 2014)
over 175 articles in various scholarly journals and magazines
25 contributions to Sunday School lesson materials.