Dr. Jay Hartranft

Dr. Jay Hartranft, D. Min

Adjunct Professor of Bible and Christian Ministries

Email: hartraj@tntemple.edu

Education


Education

  • Doctor of Ministries, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1999
    • Concentrations: Homiletics
    • Dissertation: Preaching Proverbs: Communicating Biblical Truth Through Wisdom Literature
  • Masters of Divinity, Old Testament, Temple Baptist Theological Seminary, 1984
    • Concentrations: Old Testament
  • BA, Bible, Tennessee Temple University, 1979

Military Education

  • SERE 215 Course, 2004
  • Division Chaplain's Course, 2002
  • Command and General Staff College, 2000
  • Combined Arms and Services Staff School, 1995
  • Chaplain Advanced Course, 1992
  • Chaplain Officer Basic Course, 1985
  • Jumpmaster Course, 1982
  • Special Forces Qualification Course, 1981
  • Airborne School, 1980
  • Land Mine Warfare School, 1970

Academic Experience


  • Adjunct Professor, Tennessee Temple University, 2006 - present

Teaching Specializations


  • US Army Chaplain Courses

Ministry & Professional Experience


  • Adjunct Professor, Tennessee Temple University, 2006 - present
    • Temple Baptist Theological Seminary
    • Course: Four Course Program on Military Chaplaincy Studies
  • Pastor, 2008 –2010
    • Bible Fellowship Baptist Church, Little River, SC
  • Chaplain, United States Army, 1985 - 2006
    • Command Chaplain, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, NC (2004 – 2006), deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom
    • Garrison Chaplain, Fort Knox, KY (2002 - 2004)
    • Brigade Chaplain, 1994 – 2002
      • 3d Special Forces Group (Airborne), Ft. Bragg, NC
      • MEDFLAG Chaplain in Senegal, Africa
      • Army Special Operations Task Force Chaplain, Haiti, Operation PROVIDE DEMOCRACY
      • 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Ft. Carson, CO
      • Two tours, JSOTF Chaplain, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Operation JOINT GUARD;
      • 173RD Airborne Brigade Chaplain, Vicenza, Italy, with missions in Bosnia, Czech Republic and Hungary
      • 1st Armor Training Brigade, Ft. Knox, KY
    • Battalion Chaplain, 1985-1994
      • 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 82d Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, NC
      • 3d Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, NC
      • 3rd & 4th Squadrons, 4th Cavalry, 3rd Infantry Division (MECH), Schweinfurt, Germany;
      • 1st Battalion, 3d Special Forces Group (Airborne), Ft. Bragg, NC
      • Chapel Pastor, Assistant Chapel Pastor, Chapel Youth Leader in multiple assignments worldwide

Membership in Academic Organizations


  • Evangelical Homiletics Society

Denominational & Community Service


  • Pulpit Fill, Madison County, Florida Baptist Churches
  • Facilitator, Celebrate Recovery and Bible Study Leader, Madison Correctional Institution
  • Teacher, Child Evangelism Fellowship, Pinetta Elementary School, Madison Florida.

Publications & Presentations


  • Dissertation: Preaching Proverbs: Communicating Biblical Truth Through Wisdom Literature

Special Recognitions


  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with 3 OLC
  • Army Commendation Medal with 5 OLCs
  • Navy Commendation Medal with “V” device for Valor
  • Army Achievement Medal with 2 OLC
  • Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal
  • Combat Action Ribbon
  • National Defense Service Medal with 2 Stars
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
  • Vietnam Service Medal with 4 Stars
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal
  • Iraqi Campaign Medal
  • GWOT Expeditionary Medal
  • GWOT Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Service Medal
  • Humanitarian Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Overseas Service Ribbon (2)
  • ARCOT with 1 device; NATO Medal
  • Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
  • Joint Meritorious Unit Award
  • Army Superior Unit Award
  • Valorous Unit Award
  • Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
  • Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Unit Citation
  • Aircraft Crewman Badge
  • Master Parachutist Badge
  • Special Forces Tab
  • German Parachutist Badge
  • Turkish Parachutist Badge
  • Danish Parachutist Badge
  • Australian Parachutist Badge