Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Scott J. Hagley

Assistant Professor of Missiology
Year Started at PTS: 2015

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Ph.D., Luther Seminary / Congregational Mission and Leadership 
M.Div., Regent College
B.A., Bethel University / Youth Ministry and Communication


Dr. Scott Hagley joined the Pittsburgh Seminary faculty in 2015. Formerly, he served as director of education at Forge Canada in Surrey, British Columbia, where he worked to develop curriculum for the formation of missional leaders in hubs across Canada. He also taught at Rochester College and served as teaching pastor at Southside Community Church, a multi-site church in the Vancouver metro area organized around neighborhood-based missional communities. Hagley received a B.A. in youth ministry and communication from Bethel University, an M.Div. from Regent College, and a Ph.D. (with distinction) in congregational mission and leadership from Luther Seminary. His doctoral dissertation attended to the lived theology of an urban congregation in its public, evangelical, and missional dimensions. Hagley has also taught at Augsburg College, Rochester College, Bethel University, and Luther Seminary, and previously he was a consultant and researcher with Church Innovations Institute. He has lectured at denominational meetings and retreats on topics such as missional communities, faith, and spiritual formation. Beyond preaching, Hagley’s service to the church has been in the areas of research, curriculum development, and youth ministry. He has published numerous articles and book reviews on church- and mission-related topics.

Church Associations

Baptist Teaching Pastor

Professional Competencies

Areas of Specialty

  • Christian Mission
  • Gospel and Cultures
  • Evangelicalism in North America
  • Youth Ministry

Professional Service

Professional Societies

  • Evangelical Missiological Society
  • American Society of Missiology
  • Academy of Religious Leadership
  • American Academy of Religion


  • 2010: Doctoral degree honors: “with distinction”
  • 2008-2011: Researcher and consultant, Otto Bremer Foundation Grant Project: “Civic Engagement for the Future of Communities

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