Dr. Stanley John

Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies

Ph.D., M.A. Asbury Theological Seminary
B.A. Northpoint Bible College

Stanley John (PhD, Asbury Theological Seminary) is Director and Assistant Professor of Missions and Intercultural Studies programs at Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, NY. Stanley is the author of Transnational Organization and Practice of Faith: A Contextual Analysis of Kerala Pentecostal Churches in Kuwait, set to be published in 2018. His research focuses on migrant Christianity in the Arabian Gulf, global Pentecostalism and World Christianity, and transnational networks. His work has been presented at the American Academy of Religion, American Society of Missiology, Evangelical Missiological Society, and International Association of Mission Studies.

Over the past 16 years, Stanley has spoken to churches, seminaries, and colleges in the Arabian Gulf, Canada, India, Kenya, Nepal and Ukraine. Stateside, he has preached and ministered in diverse denominational and diaspora churches including African, Caribbean, Chinese, Hispanic, Korean, Slavic and multicultural congregations. He serves on the U.S. Board of Directors of Langham Partnership, the Board of Directors of India Gospel Ministries, and is a member of the Lausanne Global Diaspora Network. Stanley is a licensed minister of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. He and his wife, Eunice, reside in New York.


  • Transnational Religious Organization and Practice: A contextual analysis of Kerala Pentecostal churches in a context of temporary economic migration. Leiden: Brill Publications. (Book forthcoming) 2018
  • “’Yes, If I Get A Chance, I Will Go’: Transnational Ecclesial Agents In Diaspora Churches” in South Asian Diaspora Christianity. Fortress Press. (Chapter forthcoming) 2018
  • “Growth of Neo-pentecostalism among the Kerala Diaspora in Kuwait” in Mission Theology and World Christianity. Leiden: Brill Publications (Chapter forthcoming) 2018
  • “Coworkers of the Great Commission: The flourishing of diaspora churches in North America” in Alliance Life. Colorado Springs: Christian and Missionary Alliance. (also in The Exchange: Christianity Today, titled, “Diaspora Missions: Diaspora Churches as Equal Partners in Mission.” 2017
  • “Conceptualizing Temporary Economic Migration to Kuwait: An Analysis of Migrant Churches Based on Migrant Social Location.” Reprint in Religion, Migration and Identity. Methodological and Theological Exploration. Edited by Martha Frederiks and Dorrotya Nagy. Brill. 2016
  • “Are Migrant Churches Missional? A Case for expanding our geography of missions.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research. 1-8. 2016
  • “Transnational Ties of Indian Churches in the Arabian Gulf: Kerala Pentecostal Churches in Kuwait” in Scattered and Gathered. Eds. Tira, Sadiri, and Yamamori, Tetsunao. Regnum Publications: Oxford, U.K. 2016
  • “Conceptualizing Temporary Economic Migration to Kuwait: An Analysis of Migrant Churches Based on Migrant Social Location.” Mission Studies. Brill Publications. 32 (2): 234-249. 2015
  • “Malayali Diaspora in the Gulf: Temporary Economic Migration” in Malayali Diaspora: From Kerala to the Ends of the World. Eds. George & Thomas. New Delhi: Serials Publication. 2013.
  • Book Review. Invitation to World Missions: A Trinitarian Missiology for the 21st Century- By Timothy C. Tennent. Religious Studies Review, 36:283. 2010.