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Willie J. Bolden

Executive Director of Community and Church Relations, DTS–Houston; Adjunct Professor in Pastoral Ministries and Educational Ministries and Leadership

BS, Biola University, 1980; MA, Talbot Theological Seminary, 1992; DMin, Southwestern Theological Seminary, 2006.

A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Dr. Bolden migrated to southern California in 1971, and in 1979 he completed his undergraduate studies at Biola University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Christian Education. He earned a Master of Arts in Theological Education from Talbot Theological Seminary in 1992. In 2006, Dr. Bolden earned a Doctor of Ministry in Missions and Evangelism from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. He currently serves as the Executive Director of Community and Church Relations at DTS–Houston. As a sought after conference speaker, preacher, and teacher, Dr. Bolden has been the featured lecturer in national conferences. His lectures and conferences subjects range from successful biblical marriage, blended families, and evangelism to Bible doctrine and Christian education. He is married to Loretta C. Bolden. They are the parents of seven children and eight grandchildren.

Courses Taught

  • EML615 - Applied Skills for Ministry Staff
  • PM101 - Spiritual Life
  • PM102 - Evangelism
  • PM105 - Christian Life and Witness


Academic Interests

Church planting

DTS Voice Videos

Don't Quit
A Willing Witness
Rediscovering God's Vision for Male/Female Partnerships in Ministry
How to Handle Temptation
The Glory of God's Grace
Living Life In a Different Lane
The Priority of Purpose
Commencement Chapel 2017
How Do You Know You're Growing
Lessons from the Potter's Wheel
The Merging of the Message and Messenger