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Luther J. Oconer


Assistant Professor of United Methodist Studies
Director of the Center for Evangelical United Brethren Heritage

  • Teaching and Research

    Luther teaches in the areas of United Methodist History, Doctrine, and Polity. His research areas include the Holiness Movement, Pentecostalism and mission history. He is particularly interested in the history of Methodism in the Philippines and Asia, the intersection between revivalism and missions, and the connections between Methodism and Pentecostalism.

  • Education

    B.S., Mapúa Instituteof Technology (1993)

    M.Div., Wesley Divinity School (2001)

    M.Phil. and Ph.D., Drew University (2006, 2009) 

  • Professional

    Luther is an ordained elder in the Pampanga Philippines Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.

  • Publications


    He has recently published essays on the Development of Methodism in Asia and the Pacific in T&T Clark’s Companion to Methodism (2010), and on the history of Methodism in the Philippines in Die Methodistische Kirchen (2011). He has also published articles in Methodist History and Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies.

  • Personal Life

    Luther deeply enjoys hiking, photography and modern praise music.