Beth Stovell, PhD

Chair, General Theological Studies, Ambrose Seminary
Professor of Old Testament

Teaching and Research Interests

Beth Stovell was born in Italy, grew up in Austin, Texas, and has studied the ancient world, the Bible, Christian Spirituality, and English Literature in the United States and Canada. Prior to teaching at Ambrose, Beth taught at St. Thomas University in Miami, FL for 3 years. Beth specializes in biblical Hebrew poetry, biblical hermeneutics, the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament, and the use of biblical metaphors, particularly in Prophetic Literature (esp. Isaiah, Ezekiel, and the Minor Prophets) and in John’s Gospel, John’s Letters, and Revelation. She cares about bridging the gap between the academy and the Church. For this reason, she writes for scholarly journals and books, for commentaries, and for popular magazines such as Faith Today, Christianity Today, and Bible Study Magazine.

Beth has worked in various forms of ministry for over 20 years, including preaching, teaching, worship ministry, prayer ministry, children’s ministry, and women’s ministry. In her current church home, Epic Vineyard, she preaches and teaches periodically and is on the worship team. She works with her husband, Jon, on the national team for Vineyard Canada, their denomination, overseeing theological and spiritual formation at the national level. 

In her free time, Beth enjoys exploring new music, playing piano and guitar, going for hikes and camping in the mountains, and creating food that is an “adventure.” She is married to Jon Stovell and they have two creative and inspiring kids: Elena and Atticus. 

Signature Courses

  • OT 502 Pentateuch
  • BT 633 A Biblical Theology of Suffering and Hope
  • BT 634 Jesus and the Old Testament
  • OT 615/HB 615 Isaiah/Isaiah (Advanced Hebrew)


PhD (McMaster Divinity College)

MCS (Regent College)

BA (University of Texas)

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