Philip Bustrum

Professor of Intercultural Studies, Adjunct Professor of Educational Ministries

Staff Positions

  • Traditional Undergrad Academics / Bible, Religion & Ministry
  • Grand Rapids Theological Seminary / Bible, Religion & Ministry


Ph.D., Biola University/Talbot School of Theology

M.S., Portland State University

B.A., Bob Jones University



Phone: 616-254-1650 ext. 1256

About Philip

Biographical Information:

Dr. Bustrum is interested in Spiritual formation and missions in cross-cultural contexts. Dr. Bustrum and his wife have 4 children and 11 grandchildren. He enjoys reading in his free time. He has visited over 40 countries.


  • Bustrum, P. A. (In press). “Short-Term Missions,” “Spiritual Formation,” “Missio Dei,” “Spiritual Disciplines,” “Ignatius Loyola.” In G. Kurian (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Christian Education (4 vol.).
  • Bustrum, P. A. & Lamport, M. A. “Intercessory Prayer.” In G. Kurian (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization (4 vol.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Bustrum, P. A. “Evangelical Covenant Church,” “US Center for World Mission,” and “Africa Evangelical Fellowship.” In Baker Handbook of Denominations and Ministries, Grand Rapids: Baker.
  • Bustrum, P. A. (2001). Instructors manual for encountering Psalms by C. Hassell Bullock. Grand Rapids: Baker. 
  • Bustrum, P. A. (2001). “Culture,” “Enculturation,” “Ethnocentricity,” “Hidden People,” “Missions Education,” “Prejudice,” and “Short-Term Missions.” In M. A. Anthony (Ed.), The Baker Dictionary of Christian Education. Grand Rapids: Baker.


  • Member – North American Professors of Christian Education (NAPCE)
  • Member – Evangelical Missions Society
  • Board Member – Mission ONE, Phoenix,AZ