Edward A. Clavell, D.Min.

Dean of Academic Affairs
Interim Chair of the School of Business Administration

(602) 489-5300
[email protected]


D.Min., Phoenix Seminary
M.Div., Phoenix Seminary
B.B.A. Baruch College


Dr. Clavell began his professional career as a metal craftsman and entrepreneur in New York City. Upon moving to Arizona, he continued his entrepreneurial ventures, as owner-operator of Jessco Industries and production manager of Heritage Metalworks, along the way he transitioned into church ministry and academics.

His ministry experiences include; Children’s Pastor, Church Plant Pastor, and Executive Pastor. Dr. Clavell has served as Dean of Students and Director of Escuela de Esperanza at Phoenix Seminary. Additionally, he has served as interim Chair, of Biblical Studies Department and Chair of the Business Administration Department at ACU.

He also enjoys being a member of an exciting team of consultants serving Southwest Church Connection as well as serving an Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church-Tempe.

Dr. Clavell and his wife Sandra live in Chandler, Arizona. They have been married for over 37 years. They have two adult sons Shawn and Justin.

Dr. Clavell is a fan of the game of baseball, with his favorite team being the Arizona Diamondbacks. Also, he enjoys music, cooking, reading, and spending as much time as he can with his family.


“Why Are Spanish Churches Offering English Services?” Connection Magazine, March 2013
“The Future of Latino Ministries” Connection Magazine, July 2012
“Keeping Records Is Important” Connection Magazine, June 2012
“Ideas Have Consequences” Connection Magazine, January 2012
““NONE” Fastest Growing Religious Identification Among Latinos” Connection Magazine, October 2011


Guest Lecturer for Dr. Steve Tracy, Contemporary Moral Issues Class, Phoenix Seminary Fall 2015:
“Is the immigration of Latinos to the United States a blessing we are failing to acknowledge?”

Special speaker for Dr. Malcolm Hartnell, Cross-cultural and Diversity Competency Class, Phoenix Seminary, February 2014:
“Organizational Strategies to Minister Cross-Culturally ”

Workshop Speaker “Iron Sharpens Iron” Phoenix Conference November 2013:
“The blending of Jesus, Latinos and the American Dream.”

Guest Lecturer for Dr. Malcolm Hartnell, Cross-cultural and Diversity Competency Class, Phoenix Seminary, February 20, 2012:
“Understanding the Distinctive Challenges of Ministering to the Latino Community.”

Presenter Southwest Conservative Baptist Association Annual Growth Conference, Trinity Baptist Church, Mesa AZ, February 4, 2012:
“The Multi-Ethnic Jesus Community”

Presenter Free Grace Alliance (National Meeting), Phoenix, Arizona – Fall 2011:
“Grace is Seeking a Door into the Latino Community”

Presenter Free Grace Alliance (National Meeting), Irving, Texas – Fall 2010:
“Resetting the Margins: Getting the Gospel Out to the Latino Community”

Presenter Southwest Conservative Baptist Association – Latinos Men’s Retreat – Prescott Pines, Prescott, AZ – Summer 2010:
“Hombres en Guerra: La Llamada, El Entrenamiento y  Entrando la Batalla.”

Works in Progress

Biblical Administrative Systems: A Guide for Churches and Non-Profit Organization
eBook and training workshop

Developing Vision, Mission, and Values
Strategic Planning and Assessment
Legal requirements
Team Development
Journal Articles

Integrating Faith and Learning in Christian Liberal Arts Education

Rethinking How We Teach the Bible in Christian Liberal Arts