Contact Us

Mark Blackwelder, B.A., M.Min., Ph.D. – 1996
Director, Graduate School of Theology; Associate Professor of Bible and of Missions

GC 102A
731-989-6624
mblackwelder@fhu.edu
http://faculty.fhu.edu/mblackwelder/

Dr. Blackwelder is a graduate of FHU. He has been active in ministry including serving from 1992 to 1997 as a fulltime missionary in Bratislava, Slovakia. Since that time he has served as a full-time member of the faculty in FHU’s School of Biblical Studies.

He also teaches courses in New Testament and in Missions and Intercultural Communication at the undergraduate level. He sponsors missions clubs and serves as a member of the Chapel Committee and the Annual Bible Lectureship Committee. Dr. Blackwelder is a minister for the Estes church of Christ. He conducts a number of Gospel Meetings each year and presents seminars on missions and cross-cultural ministry.

Read Bio

Billy R. Smith, A.A., B.A., M.A., M.Th., D.Min. – 1978
Dean of the College of Biblical Studies; Professor of Bible

GC 108E
731-989-6623
bsmith@fhu.edu
http://faculty.fhu.edu/bsmith/

Dr. Smith is the Dean of the School of Biblical Studies and a minister for the Henderson church of Christ. He was selected as a Distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies in 1996. Dr. Smith sponsors the Preachers' Club, works with Horizons (Future Church Leaders Workshop), and serves on the Annual Bible Lectureship committee. He conducts ten Gospel Meetings each year, appears on lectureships, contributes articles to journals, and is a speaker for youth programs.

Read Bio

Doug Burleson, B.A., M.A., M.Div., M.Th., Ph.D. - 2012
Assistant Professor of Bible; Director of the Annual Bible Lectureship

GC 102B
731-989-6629
dburleson@fhu.edu
http://faculty.fhu.edu/dburleson/

Doug Burleson received the Ph.D. in New Testament and Greek at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. His dissertation is entitled, "Case Studies in Closely Related Manuscripts for Determining Scribal Traits." Dr. Burleson has been appointed to the E. Claude and Delorese Gardner Chair of Excellence in Biblical Studies. He preaches at the Scotts Hill Church of Christ in Scotts Hill, TN. He is a graduate of FHU and holds Master's degrees from FHU ('01), Lipscomb University ('03), and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary ('07).

Read Bio

Ralph Gilmore, A.A., B.A., M.A., Ph.D. – 1981
Professor of Bible and of Philosophy

GC 211B
731-989-6630
rgilmore@fhu.edu
http://faculty.fhu.edu/rgilmore/

Dr. Gilmore is a Professor of Bible and of Philosophy. He is a graduate of FHC (A.A. in Bible); David Lipscomb College (B.A. in Biblical languages); Harding Graduate School of Religion (M.A. in apologetics); and the University of Tennessee (Ph.D. in philosophy). He was selected as a Distinguished Professor of Bible and Interdisciplinary Studies in 2001. Dr. Gilmore has served in a variety of faculty leadership roles. He has written for many brotherhood publications, has presented papers at professional academic organizations, and has appeared in several forums involving public discussion of Bible topics.

Read Bio

Sam E. Hester, B.A., M.Th., Th.D. - 1978
Adjunct Professor of Bible

GC 108D
731-989-6625
shester@fhu.edu

Dr. Hester is a professor of Bible and Church History and has taught at FHU since 1979. Now teaching only as adjunct, Dr. Hester also preaches for the Crooked Creek congregation in middle Tennessee. He owns Hester Publications, which publishes short-run books and booklets.

Read Bio

Stan R. Mitchell, B.A., M.A., M.Div. - 2005
Assistant Professor of Bible

GC 211D
731-989-6411
smitchell@fhu.edu
http://faculty.fhu.edu/smitchell/

Stan Mitchell was born in Abilene, TX, the son of long time missionaries Loy and Donna Mitchell. He grew up in what was then Rhodesia, and returned when it became Zimbabwe to do mission work. He has also preached for the church in Glendale, California, and Borger, Texas. He has published two books, The Wise Get Wiser, the Foolish More Foolish, a study on the book of Proverbs, and Give the Winds a Mighty Voice, a study on our worship in song.

Read Bio

Kevin L. Moore, B.S., M.A., Ph.D. - 1994-96, 2003
Assistant Professor of Bible and Missions

GC 211
731-989-6788
kmoore@fhu.edu
http://faculty.fhu.edu/kmoore/

Dr. Moore is a graduate of East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions, has completed Masters-level missions courses at Abilene Christian University, holds B.S. and M.A. degrees from FHU, and has completed the Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

He and his family served sixteen years as missionaries in New Zealand. He was Missionary-in-Residence at FHU before joining the full-time Bible faculty, teaching Bible and Missions courses, and now serves as Director of Missions. He has authored three books and has had a number of articles published in brotherhood papers. He serves as co-sponsor of Missions Group and conducts annual campaigns to New Zealand.

Read Bio

Kippy L. Myers, B.A., M.A., M.A., Ph.D. - 1998
Associate Professor of Philosophy & of Bible

OM 1C
731-989-6943
kmyers@fhu.edu
http://faculty.fhu.edu/kmyers/

Dr. Myers began teaching at FHU in 1998. Before that, he was in full-time ministry in Texas and taught at Brown Trail School of Preaching, International Bible College, University of Tennessee at Knoxville and the University of North Alabama. He has written many articles in journals associated in churches of Christ and was Associate Editor of The World Evangelist. He is a member of the Evangelical Philosophical Society, the Society of Christian Philosophers and the co-sponsor of the West Tennessee Collegium of Philosophy and Theology.

Read Bio

Wade E. Osburn, B.A., M.L.I.S., M.Div. – 2002
Library Director

LDL Library
731-989-6936
wosburn@fhu.edu
http://faculty.fhu.edu/wosburn/

Mr. Osburn teaches our Introduction to Graduate Studies course. Because of the emphasis in this class on research, Osburn's library experience makes him a good instructor for this material.

Read Bio

Jesse E. Robertson, B.A., B.S. in Engineering, M.Div., Ph.D. – 2002
Dean of Graduate Studies and Outreach; Assistant Professor of Bible

BK 355
731-989-6101
jrobertson@fhu.edu

Dr. Robertson has taught at FHU since 2002. He earned the B.A. degree from FHU in 1991; a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Tennessee Tech University in 1993; the Master of Divinity from Harding Graduate School in 2004; and the Ph.D. from Baylor University in 2011. He serves as one of the pulpit ministers at the Estes Church of Christ in Henderson, as well as a deacon with special responsibilities for Haiti missions.

Read Bio

Justin M. Rogers, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. – 2010
Assistant Professor of Bible

GC 305
731-989-6168
jrogers@fhu.edu
http://faculty.fhu.edu/jrogers/

Rogers received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Freed-Hardeman University. He received his Ph.D. from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, OH. He preaches for the Christian Chapel Church of Christ in Wildersville, TN.

Read Bio

Roy G. Sharp, A.A., B.A., B.S. in Ed., M.Ed., D.A., M.A.R., M.S. – 1971
Professor of Bible

GC 212A
731-989-6439
rsharp@fhu.edu

Dr. Sharp began teaching at FHU in 1971. Before coming to FHU he taught school in Midwest City, OK. He has taught for the Department of Health and Human Performance and School of Biblical Studies, served as assistant basketball coach and head baseball coach, Director of Mid-South Youth Camp, Dean of Students, Vice-President of Student Services and a counselor for the University Counseling Center.

He began preaching in 1965 and has preached for churches in Lake, Obion, McNairy, Gibson, Perry, and Lewis counties in TN; Asher, OK; Brownsville Road Church of Christ in Memphis, TN; Estes Church of Christ in Henderson, TN; and now works with the Henderson Church of Christ. He conducts approximately eight Gospel Meetings each year, has been published in various religious publications and speaks routinely at seminars on marriage and family counseling.

Read Bio