Richard E. Trull Jr., Ph.D.


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Welcome to Dr. Trull's web site.  This web site is provided for students to access course material, update notes, and check on assignments.  It also provides links to mission activities.

Professor Trull


Dr. Trull is Professor of Bible and Missiology. He received his Ph.D. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity, M.Th. from Harding University Graduate School of Religion, and a B.S. and B.A., degrees from Harding University.
He joined the Faulkner University faculty in 1995 and he directs the missions program.  He also serves as an elder at the Fort Deposit Church of Christ. Before coming to Faulkner, he and his wife were missionaries in Meru, Kenya for over ten years.  They worked among the Meru tribe on the northeast slope of Mt. Kenya.  The tribe numbered about one million in size. They and one other family founded the work in Meru in 1984.  Their ministry was a church planting ministry which required them to learn the local tribal language to share the gospel message in the heart language of the Meru people.  During the ten years on the mission field they were blessed to see thirty-two congregations planted that continue to this day with new congregations also being started by the Kenyan churches.  There are currently forty-five congregations among the Meru and Maasai that border them. They also direct a Bible and vocational training center, Meru School of Theology (MST), in the central town where Christians are able to receive more formal education.  MST offers Bible courses year around for Christians and church leaders, The vocational training assists people in developing more skills for earning a living.  More information is available at

They continue to work in missions through follow-up visits to Africa and summer mission trips with students to various parts of the world.  Faulkner currently has a mission emphasis group called Pi Tau Epsilon which encourages students, faculty, staff, and others to participate in.  Faulkner University’s Missions for Christ.  It is a ministry experience program designed to assist students in participating in mission activities domestically and internationally. Its primary purpose is to provide ministry support to missionaries while providing the students with missions experiences. The missions program at Faulkner is designed to provide quality academic instruction with practical missions outreach programs. Dr. Trull is co-sponsor of  Pi Tau Epsilon which is a mission emphasis group comprised of students, faculty, staff and others interested in missions who meet to develop and facilitate participation in mission efforts. The goal from these practical mission experiences is to increase missions interest and to raise-up long-term missionaries for future mission service.

Meru, Kenya


Missions Information Sites

Pi Tau Epsilon Mission Club
Faulkner University's Missions for Christ
CASA - Central America Study Abroad
Kenya Missions - Summer Mission Trip


Undergraduate Courses Links

Missions Courses

BI 3360
Church Growth Principles
BI 3304
History of Missions
BI 3345
Introduction to World Missions
BI 4301
Missionary Anthropology
BI 3303
World Religions


New Testament Courses

BI 1314
Book of Acts
BI 1214-51
Book of Acts (Web Course)
BI 3349
Galatians and 1 & 2 Thessalonians
BI 1311
Life of Christ
BI 1311-88 Life of Christ (Web Course)
BI 3250 Pastoral Epistles
BI 4335 Book of Revelation


Old Testament Courses

BI 2302
The Pentateuch
BI 2303
Conquest to Divided Kingdom


Doctrinal Courses

BI 4337

Biblical Eschatology
BI 4311 Christian Cultural Heritage
BI 3317 Great Doctrines of the Bible
BI 2321 Scheme of Redemption


Graduate Courses Links


BI 5360 Evangelism and Church Planting
BI 5361
Missionary Anthropology
BI 5362
Theology of Mission
BI 5365
Worldview and Contextualization
BI 5366
The Gospel and Islam
BI 5367
World Religions


Other Links


Download 2008 World Mission Workshop Lectures

The Newtwork for Stratigic Missions
Joshua Project
World Christian Database
New Churches
Global Missiology
Short-Term Missions
Sharing Worldviews