Jeanne Serrao

Jeanne Serrão is the Dean of the School of Theology and Philosophy at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Before moving to Mount Vernon in 1999, Jeanne was the education pastor at Highland Avenue Community Church of the Nazarene in Alta Loma, Calif., where she also served as the administrator of Highland Christian School. Previously she taught at European Nazarene College, Trevecca Nazarene University, Nazarene Bible College, and Azusa Pacific University. She holds a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Claremont Graduate University, chairs the USA/Canada Women Clergy Council, and has convened the John A. Knight Bible and Theology Conferences and the Christian Women’s Leadership Conferences on the MVNU campus. Jeanne recently completed the development, writing, and editing of the new USA/Canada Foundations for Women’s Ordination module, has contributed to several books, journals and magazines, and is the author of a commentary on James (New Beacon Bible Commentary Series). Jeanne and her husband, Carlos, have both served at Mount Vernon Nazarene University for 16 years and live in Howard, Ohio. They love taking pastors and students on academic trips to the Middle East and Europe.

Works by this author

Language: English

Discovering the New Testament: Community and Faith

Jirair Tashjian
Alex Varughese
Roger Hahn
David Neale
Jeanne Serrao
Dan Spross

Discovering the New Testament combines all the elements you're looking for in a survey of the New Testament - thorough, sound biblical scholarship, combined with an eye-catching format and a writing style that's easy to understand.


  • Objectives defined for each lesson
  • Personal questions to help you relate the Bible to your life
  • Sidebars to explain theological points
  • Keywords identified and defined on each page

Herald of Holiness - July 15, 1986

William E. McCumber
Bonnie R. Benedix
Eugene L. Stowe
Norman Styers
Alice Hansche Mortenson
Jeanne Serrao
Ray Hendrix
E. Ruth Glover
Howard H. (Howard Harley) Hamlin
Steve Cooley
Stan Ingersol
John W. May
Nina Beegle
Jodi Reeter Schultz
Randy Bynum
Wendell Wellman
Jack Conn
Stephen M. Miller
Evelyn Stenbock Ditty
D. J. Scardigno
A mountainous landscape with patches of snow and a rainbow flare at the center.
New Hope by Bonnie R. Benedix

(Cover) New Hope (a Poem), Bonnie R. Benedix
2 Keeping Laborers in the Harvest, General Superintendent: Eugene L. Stowe
3 Blessed Assurance, Norman Styers
3 I Rest (a Poem), Alice Hansche Mortenson
4 Letters
5 To Love is to Listen, C. Jeanne Serrão
6 Christianity 1 – Islam 0, Ray Hendrix
7 Hope (a Poem), E. Ruth Glover
8 Church Planting with Chester White Hogs, Howard Hamlin as told to Steve Cooley
9 Nazarene Roots: A Passionate Sense of Mission, Stan Ingersol
10 The Victorious Plus, John W. May

Complete magazine

Reclaiming the Radical Story, Part 1

Kent Brower
Jeanne Serrao

This article is the first of a 2-part series that explores why Nazarenes believe in and support God's calling upon men and women for the ordained ministry.

Magazine article

Reclaiming the Radical Story, Part 2

Kent Brower
Jeanne Serrao

This article is the second article in a 2-part series that explores why Nazarenes believe in and support God's calling upon men and women for the ordained ministry.

Magazine article

The Apostle Paul on Gender Mutuality in Ministry (Serrao)

In this video, Dr. Jeanne Serrao examines passages from the Pauline epistles regarding the Apostle Paul's direction to the early church about women, the transformative power of the gospel, the work of the Spirit, and ministry. The presentation is available here