Dr. Winfield Bevins is an internationally recognized author, teacher, and artist. As an ordained minister and an artist, he has been working at the intersection of art, faith, and the church for more than two decades. He was the founding director of the church planting initiative at Asbury Seminary (2015-2023), where he helped train over 1,000 leaders in more than 20 nations. He frequently speaks at conferences, seminaries, and universities on a variety of topics. He has a doctorate from Southeastern Seminary and is finishing a PhD program at Aberdeen University.
Winfield has a passion to equip artists and mobilize churches to bring beauty, goodness, and truth to the world through the arts. He is the founding director of Creo Art Guild, which is a missional network of art guilds. He is also artist in residence and an affiliate professor at Asbury Theological Seminary where he champions the integration of art, theology, and mission. Over the past decade, he has helped start numerous arts initiatives including a non-profit art gallery and arts program in North Carolina and Kentucky. In 2021, he was commissioned to paint an icon for the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in honor of his visit to the USA.
He is the author of several books including Liturgical Mission (InterVarsity Press, 2022); Ever Ancient Ever New (Zondervan, 2019); and Marks of a Movement (2019), which has been translated into Korean and Spanish. Winfield’s work has been featured in various outlets such as Christianity Today, Publishers Weekly, Outreach Magazine, and Religious News Service.
He and his wife have three daughters and live in Kentucky. When he is not teaching or writing, you’ll likely find him hiking, kayaking or painting in his studio.