Dr. Gushiken has been serving the local church for nearly 20 years. He served as Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Evangelism in London, England prior to becoming Senior Pastor of Harvard Avenue Evangelical Free Church, a multiethnic congregation in the western suburbs of Chicago, for over 17 years. In January 2017, he stepped down from the church to assume his new responsibility as Director of the Ph.D. in Leadership program at Lancaster Bible College. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Kevin teaches courses in Leadership related to Research as well as Character and Ethics. He enjoys shaping Christ-centered leaders who influence the world for the gospel. Dr. Gushiken is passionate about preaching, spiritual formation and holistic spirituality. He believes the church should be a Christ-centered hospital providing hope in a broken and fractured society. He has published in both academic and pastoral journals, including Christian Education Journal, Journal of Spiritual Formation & Soul Care, and Religious Education Journal on topics ranging from ethnic diversity to educational pedagogy. He is married to Penny. They have two children: Ashleigh and Ryan. He enjoys sailing, hiking, reading and swimming. He is admittedly an adventure junkie as he has skydived and white water rafted.
“My greatest joy is seeing students discover a topic they hope to research that energizes their passions and aims to make a lasting impact on the global church.” — Dr. Gushiken