Dr. Tyler Lenocker is the vice president of global research at Haggai International. In this role he undertakes research projects, global trend analysis, and provides thought leadership to inform and empower the strategy, processes, and programs of Haggai throughout the world.
Tyler has a Ph.D. in mission studies from Boston University, School of Theology and an M.Div. and M.A. in church history from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. His research and writing focus on the impact of urbanization and migration on the world Christian movement from the 20th century to the present day. Tyler has written book chapters on global mission and mission history and has written for the World Christian Encyclopedia, the International Bulletin of Mission Research, the Religious Studies Review, and the Edinburgh Companions to Global Christianity series by Edinburgh University Press. Tyler also serves as a visiting researcher at Boston University in its Center for Global Christianity and Mission and as an adjunct professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Along with his academic background, Tyler worked in cross-cultural ministry in Madrid, Spain, and has served in numerous pastoral and preaching roles in the U.S.
Tyler and his wife, Julie, have three daughters: Ellia, Samantha, and Joy. They live in Wenham, Massachusetts, on Boston’s North Shore. Julie is a reading specialist and instructional coach in the nearby Salem public school district.
The Lenockers all enjoy music, a good book, or getting outside. They love to camp, hike, paddle board, backpack, ride bikes, walk, or just lounge at the local beach together. All are involved in sports — soccer, tennis, basketball, and more – and Tyler plays in the local men’s basketball league.