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Pastoral Ministries

The purpose of the Department of Pastoral Ministries is to prepare biblically centered, Spirit-empowered servants with pastoral hearts and skills to reach God’s world, preach God’s word, and lead God’s church, in order to conform all people to Christ.

In light of the need for pastoral hearts and skills in a wide range of church and parachurch ministries, the Department of Pastoral Ministries invites all students to participate in its courses, regardless of academic program, ministry emphasis, or vocational aspiration. Courses in this department are designed to help students employ theology in a variety of Christian ministries.

  • Preaching Courses—help students interpret and communicate the Bible for the purpose of transformation, whether in a worship service, at a Bible study, or around the camp fire.
  • Pastoral Theology Courses—help students employ theology in leading the church from inception (evangelism and church planting) to expression (worship and oversight).
  • Critical Issues Courses—help students respond theologically to contemporary issues like bioethics and spiritual formation.

Department Faculty

Victor D. AndersonVictor D. Anderson Department Chair, Professor of Pastoral Ministries
phone:
214-887-5331
office:
TODD 310D
email:
Bruce W. FongBruce W. Fong Dean of DTS-Houston and Professor of Pastoral Ministries
phone:
713-917-3941
office:
email:
Sandra GlahnSandra Glahn Associate Professor of Media Arts and Worship
phone:
214-887-5357
office:
Todd 314B
email:
Barry D. JonesBarry D. Jones Professor of Pastoral Ministries
phone:
214-887-5336
office:
TODD 308
email:
Abraham KuruvillaAbraham Kuruvilla Senior Research Professor of Preaching and Pastoral Ministries
phone:
214-887-5333
office:
TODD 309
email:
Oscar M. LópezOscar M. López Senior Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Ministries, Adjunct Professor in Pastoral Ministries, DTS-Houston
office:
email:
Aubrey M. MalphursAubrey M. Malphurs Senior Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership and Pastoral Ministry
phone:
214-887-5334
office:
FAB 116
email:
Jonathan MurphyJonathan Murphy Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministries
phone:
214-887-5258
office:
Todd 307
email:
Paul E. PettitPaul E. Pettit Director of Placement, Adjunct Professor in Pastoral Ministries, Educational Ministries and Leadership, and Media Arts and Worship
phone:
214-887-5102
office:
Sterns 009
email:
Timothy J. RalstonTimothy J. Ralston Professor of Pastoral Ministries
phone:
214-887-5335
office:
TODD 310C
email:
Ramesh P. RichardRamesh P. Richard Professor of Global Theological Engagement and Pastoral Ministries
phone:
214-887-5338
office:
email:
Timothy S. WarrenTimothy S. Warren Senior Professor of Pastoral Ministries
phone:
214-887-5339
office:
TODD 310B
email:
Willie J. BoldenWillie J. Bolden Executive Director of Community and Church Relations, DTS-Houston; Adjunct Professor in Pastoral Ministries and Educational Ministries and Leadership-Houston
phone:
713-917-3931
office:
email:
Douglas M. CecilDouglas M. Cecil Adjunct Professor in Pastoral Ministries
office:
email:
William D. LawrenceWilliam D. Lawrence Senior Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Ministries, Adjunct Professor for DMin Studies
office:
email:
Calvin PearsonCalvin Pearson Adjunct Professor in Pastoral Ministries
office:
email:
Richard L. VoetRichard L. Voet Adjunct Professor in Pastoral Ministries
office:
email:
Keith D. YatesKeith D. Yates Adjunct Professor in Pastoral Ministries and Media Arts and Worship
phone:
214-887-5142
office:
HCCL 107
email:

Department Information

Location
Todd - 3rd Fl
Hours
8am-4:30pm
Phone
214-887-5330
Email
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Chair
Victor D. Anderson

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