Loren Gieger Retires After Three Decades Beloved professor of Bible serves for 31 years

Professor of New Testament Dr. Loren Gieger retired this spring after 31 years of service in OC’s College of Biblical Studies. 

Loren was beloved by students throughout his three decades at Oklahoma Christian. He received OC’s Gaylord Chair of Distinguished Teaching Award in 1997. 

Loren is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, and the Near Eastern Archaeological Society. He has done archaeological studies in Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Egypt. 

He also preaches for the Church of Christ in Stroud, Oklahoma, and teaches the Early Bird class at Memorial Road Church of Christ. 

His wife, Iola, was an administrative assistant, most recently in OC’s College of Liberal Arts. They have three children – Leland, Gayland (89), and Shawn (93). 

Summer 2015

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