John Crutchfield

Dr. John Crutchfield was raised in the Cleveland, Ohio, area. After attending public (government) schools, he spent a year studying at the Torchbearer Schools in Europe (England and Austria), then Columbia International University, where he studied Bible, Philosophy, and Literature. He married his college sweetheart (Diane) in 1986 and they now have four grown children and three grandchildren. He has pastored two churches in Ohio before joining CIU’s faculty in 2001. Dr. Crutchfield is an ordained Anglican clergyman in the Diocese of the Carolinas.


  • Certificate, Torchbearer Schools (Capernwray Hall and Tauernhof)
  • B.A. Columbia Bible College and Seminary
  • M.A. Columbia Biblical Seminary
  • M.Div. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Ph.D. Hebrew Union College — Jewish Institute of Religion

Selected Publications

  • Circles of Context: An Interpretation of Psalms 107–118
  • One of the Hebrew scholars on the committee to revise the Coverdale Psalter; the New Coverdale Psalter, published in the 2019 Book of Common Prayer

Awards and Honors

  • SCICU Excellence in Teaching Award, 2021