Dr. Dale Wheeler
B.A., Th.M., Ph.D.
Bible and Biblical Languages
Bible & Theology
B.A. - Northern Illinois University; Th.M. - Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D. - Dallas Theological Seminary
Where I come from
I was born in Chicago, Illinois. My father was a jazz musician and engineer who helped design the Tucker automobile. I started playing guitar when I was 12 years old. My older brother bought me my first guitar and amp, but made me promise to take a foreign language in High School. Thus began my dual life path; music and, eventually, Greek Professor.
I became a Christian in college, when a Campus Crusade representative spoke in one of my classes. I was struck by the truth of the Gospel, and immediately got involved with CCC.
Between my junior and senior years, I went on a summer project with CCC and met my future wife, Kathy, who was also on the project, but from a different college. We were married shortly thereafter and joined CCC staff. While we were planning on joining campus staff, I was recruited to the Music Ministry. We toured with 2 groups over the next two years.
After leaving CCC, we moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where I worked as a studio musician, while we started a home church, and founded Didasko Ministries Inc., which has grown to become a world-wide evangelistic ministry that we continue to direct today.
This ministry experience led me to Dallas Seminary. Upon receiving my doctorate from Dallas Seminary, I was invited to join the faculty of Multnomah University.
Current ministry outside class
I'm deeply involved in the worship ministry of my church – playing guitar, bass and drums with the worship team, as well as, helping to train the various youth ministry teams. I currently play a Fender Stratocaster, with a Vox Valvetronix Amp, and a Taylor 310ce.
Education and research
If you use a computer Bible program, chances are you are using a text edited by or based on my work. I’ve served or am serving as the editor of the GRAMCORD Morphologically Tagged Greek New Testament, co-editor of the Groves-Wheeler Westminster Hebrew Morphology, and the co-editor of the Kraft-Taylor-Wheeler (UPenn/CATSS) Morphological LXX. As a recognized authority in these areas, I have also served as a member of the steering committee of the Society of Biblical Literature's Computer-Assisted Research Seminar and the Electronic Standards Seminar.
My wife, also a teacher, and I have three grown daughters. One is a lawyer practicing Family and Elder Law, one is a Medical Doctor, and one is a Counselor/Teacher at a facility for abused children.