AARON Valdizan

Registrar and Assistant Professor of Missions and Biblical Languages




Dr. Valdizan has a Bachelor of Music degree from Chapman University and a Master of Divinity, Master of Theology, and PhD in Old Testament studies from The Master’s Seminary. He has served as Adjunct Professor of TESOL at The Master’s University and continues to serve there as Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies in the online degree program.

Dr. Valdizan also ministered in Asia for eleven years, where he was involved in teaching, preaching, church planting, and music ministry. While living overseas he also co-authored several English textbooks in South Korea and taught English at a university in China for four years. Those experiences have caused cross-cultural ministry, linguistics, and writing to become major parts of his life.

Prior to joining the Shepherds’ faculty, Dr. Valdizan served with unfoldingWord, writing and editing open-access Bible translation resources. He is passionate about teaching the Biblical Languages and ministering to students.



BM Chapman University
MDiv The Master’s Seminary
ThM The Master’s Seminary
PhD The Master’s Seminary


Peer-Reviewed Journal and Encyclopedia Articles

“The Significance of the Divine Name: An Analysis of Exodus 3:14–15.” The Master’s Seminary Journal 35, no. 1 (Spring 2024).