Charles J. Scalise serves as professor of church history for Fuller. An ordained American Baptist minister, Charlie and his wife, Dr. Pamela Scalise, professor of Old Testament, have taught at Fuller for over two decades. They reside in Seattle and work closely with students at Fuller Northwest. Charlie specializes in early church history and American church history, supervising PhD students in both areas. Besides history and historical theology, he also does some writing and teaches some courses in theology, American immigration, and the history of spirituality.
Scalise is particularly interested in the research question of how Christians connect Scripture, theology, and ministry, writing two books on the Scripture/theology interface and one on the theology/practice question. He is currently the cochair of the American Academy of Religious (AAR) Conversions group and vice president (president-elect) of the Pacific Northwest region of AAR/SBL (Society of Biblical Literature).