Thomas Grafton, PhD

Professor of Biblical Studies
Biblical Health & Healing Specialist
International Experiences: France, Ivory Coast, USA




  • Doctor of Philosophy, Biblical Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY
  • Master of Arts, Biblical Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary,Wilmore, KY
  • Bachelor of Arts, History and French Majors, Knox College, Galesburg, IL


  • Social History of Health and Healing in the Documentary Papyri compared to the Healing Accounts in Luke-Acts

Academic Experiences

  • Affiliate Faculty, Southwestern College, Professional Studies, Wichita, KS
  • Instructor, Conversational Koine Institute, Nicholasville,KY
  • Teaching Assistant, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY
  • Tutor, French & ESL, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY


  • “Just As It Was Spoken” in Proceedings of the 2011 Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society, 2013
  • “Disease” and “Religion of Egypt” in Lexham Bible Dictionary, 2016
  • “Saints, Holy Ones” in Global Wesleyan Dictionary of Biblical Theology, forthcoming


  • "Just As It Was Spoken: Annunciation Type-Scenes and Faithful Response in Luke’s Birth Narrative," Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society, March 31, 2011
  • "Why All the Boasting?: Paul’s Use of Boasting Language in 2 Corinthians," Southeast Regional SBL Conference March 6, 2011
  • "Paul as a Credible Witness in Acts 26," Midwest Regional Conference February 11, 2012
  • "Luke’s Great Physician: A Study of Jesus as Healer in Luke-Acts." Wesleyan Theological Society, Annual Conference paper presentation March 3, 2012

Academic & Professional Memberships

  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Wesleyan Theological Society
  • Theta Phi Honor Society
  • Eta Beta Rho Hebrew Honor Society


  • Modern Languages
    • English: Native or bilingual proficiency
    • French: Native or bilingual proficiency
    • Spanish: Advanced proficiency
    • German: Written proficency
  • Ancient Languages
    • Ancient Greek - Fluent written proficiency
    • Ancient Hebrew - Fluent written proficiency
    • Ancient Aramaic - Advanced written proficiency