Fisherman in a Boat


Dr. G. Wright Doyle

Senior Associate

Dr. G. Wright Doyle received a B.A. with Honors in Latin from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1966); an M.Div. with Honors from the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria (1969); and a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, with a dissertation on St. Augustine (1975). He studied Chinese at the Taipei Language Institute full-time for two years (1976-1978) and part-time for another two years (1980-82). From 1980 to 1988, Dr. Doyle served on the faculty of China Evangelical Seminary, Taipei, Taiwan, eventually as Associate Professor of New Testament and Greek. He has also served as visiting faculty at several Chinese-language seminaries, lecturing and teaching courses in New Testament, Systematic Theology, and Apologetics.

In 1989, Doyle established China Institute-Charlottesville, a ministry to educated Chinese in North America, the United Kingdom, and Taiwan. For more information, visit

Global China Center was started in 2004.

In recent years, he has lectured and taught courses at a number of universities in China and Taiwan, and given presentations at international scholarly meetings in North America and the United Kingdom.

Dr. Doyle is editor of the Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Christianity and of the GCC web site.

He is co-author of China: Ancient Culture, Modern Society; co-editor of Studies in Chinese Christianity (Pickwick Publications); editor and translator of Wise Man from the East: Lit-sen Chang (Zhang Lisheng); editor of Builders of the Chinese Church: Pioneer Missionaries and Chinese Christians of the 19th Century (forthcoming).

He has written Carl Henry: Theologian for All Seasons; Christianity in America: Triumph and Tragedy; Reaching Chinese Worldwide; Christ the King: Meditations on Matthew’s Gospel; Jesus: The Complete Man; The Lord’s healing Words; and other books.

He is editor of the Greek-Chinese Lexicon of the New Testament and of the Chinese abridgment of Carl Henry's God, Revelation, & Authority.

Several volumes composed in English have been published in Chinese, including New Testament Reference Works; Confucius and Christ; a commentary on Paul's letter to the Ephesians; The Way Home: A Faith for the 21st Century – the Luce Theological Lectures; The Lord’s Healing Words; and Hope Deferred: Studies in Christianity and American Society.

Dr. Doyle has also authored numerous articles and reviews of books about Christianity and/or Chinese culture, most of which can be found on this site.

He is married and has one married daughter.