Abraham Karuvilla

Captivated by the intricacies of the interpretive movement from Scripture to sermon, Dr. Kuruvilla centers his ministry around homiletics: exploring preaching through research and scholarship, explaining preaching by training the next generation of church leaders, and exemplifying preaching in regular pulpit engagements. Before joining the seminary full-time he was an adjunct professor in Pastoral Ministries. He has also served as interim pastor of several churches, and as president of the Evangelical Homiletics Society. Dr. Kuruvilla is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, and he maintains an active clinical schedule. His research arenas include hermeneutics as it operates in the homiletical undertaking and the theology and spirituality of preaching and pastoral leadership. Single by choice, he also has a special interest in the theology of Christ-centered singleness and celibacy.


Educational Background

  • MD, University of Kerala, 1988
  • PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, 1993
  • Post-doctoral Research, Baylor College of Medicine, 1995
  • Internship in Pediatrics, Texas Children’s Hospital, 1996
  • Residency in Dermatology, Boston University and Tufts University Schools of Medicine, 1999
  • ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2002
  • PhD, University of Aberdeen, 2007

Courses Taught

  • PM5103 - Expository Preaching I
  • PM5104 - Expository Preaching II
  • PM5202 - Advanced Expository Preaching
  • PM5260 - Preaching and Theology of Genesis 1-11