Yvette Garica, Ph.D.

Yvette Garica, Ph.D.
Temporary Full-Time Lecturer
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Temporary Full-Time Lecturer

Education
  • Ph.D. Baylor University 2020  (Department of Religion, emphasis in Historical Studies)
  • D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2007 
  • M.Div., Abilene Christian University, 2000 
  • M.S. in Biblical and Related Studies, Abilene Christian University, 1998 
  • B.S. in Radio/TV/Film, Texas Christian University, 1988 
Areas of Research

Dr. Garcia studies the history of Christianity. Her specific areas of research include American revivalism and the history of Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity. Dr. Garcia’s dissertation was a historical analysis of the Brownsville Revival in Pensacola, Florida that captivated Pentecostal and charismatic audiences worldwide in the late 1990s. 

Biography

Dr. Garcia has an extensive background in business, creative marketing, and media, having served as a creative director in the corporate sector. Additionally, she has ministry experience and has served the church as a youth pastor, director of Christian education, and in media production. 

Dr. Garcia completed her Ph.D. in the Department of Religion at Baylor University where she studied the history of Christianity with special emphasis in the area of Pentecostal studies under the supervision of Dr. Doug Weaver. She earned her Doctor of Ministry in the Revival and Reform track through Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where she studied the history of revival in America, how revival brings reform, and how to bring revival to the church today. At Gordon-Conwell, her doctoral thesis project analyzed the psychological type and temperament of key leaders of the Great Awakening.  

Dr. Garcia is currently the Vice President of Advancement, head of the Department of Ministry, and teaches youth ministry courses and technology courses at West Coast Bible College and Seminary. She has also taught at Latin American Bible Institute, Texas (now Christ Mission College). 

Dr. Garcia is the proud mother of two spectacular rescue dogs, Xena and Carter. 

Courses Taught at Baylor

• REL 1310: The Christian Scriptures
• REL 1350: The Christian Heritage