Graduate School of Theology

Welcome to the online home of FHU’s Graduate School of Theology. Freed-Hardeman University offers five graduate degrees. Whether you are a preacher, Bible teacher, church leader, or are simply seeking a deeper knowledge of God’s Word, we have a program to meet your academic and spiritual goals. Please let us help!

 

Justin M. Rogers, Ph.D.
Director, Graduate School of Theology

Office: 731-989-6769
Fax: 731-989-6400
grad-theology@fhu.edu

 

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We are pleased to be a participant in the Zondervan Publishing Company's Biblical Award program. These awards are to recognize students for outstanding achievement in the area of Biblical studies. Zondervan gives three awards - one for Biblical Greek, one for Biblical Hebrew, and one for Theology. The recipients are chosen based upon the recommendation of their professors.

The honorees receive an Award Certificate, a congratulatory letter from Zondervan, and an order form that allows them to select a product of their choice from Zondervan's catalog. The name of each recipient is added to a plaque provided by Zondervan. These plaques can be seen in the office of the Graduate Studies School of Theology, located in the Gardner Center (Room 102).

The Biblical Greek award began in 1999, the Biblical Hebrew award in 2011, and the Theology award in 2013.

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN MINISTRY

MASTER OF ARTS IN NEW TESTAMENT

MASTER OF ARTS IN OLD TESTAMENT

MASTER OF ARTS IN PASTORAL CARE AND COUNSELING

MASTER OF DIVINITY (M.Div.)

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN COUNSELING FOR CHURCH LEADERS

 

 

 

Theology Faculty and Staff

 

Justin M. Rogers, B.A., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Director, Graduate School of Theology; Associate Professor of Bible

GC 102A
731-989-6168
jrogers@fhu.edu

Rogers received his B.A. and M.A. New Testament degrees from Freed-Hardeman University. He received his M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, OH. He preaches for the Broad Street Church of Christ in Lexington, TN.

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Mark A. Blackwelder, B.A., M.Min., Ph.D
Dean of the College of Biblical Studies; Professor of Bible and of Missions

GC 108E
731-989-6624
mblackwelder@fhu.edu

Dr. Blackwelder serves as the Dean of the College of Biblical Studies. He is a graduate of FHU. He has been active in ministry including serving from 1992 to 1997 as a full-time 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.

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Richard (Rick) Brumback, B.S., M.E., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Bible

GC 102B
731-989-6658
rbumback@fhu.edu

Dr. Brumback specializes in early church history, especially third- and fourth-century Trinitarian controversies, and early Christian literature and history.

Prior to 2017, he served as Director and professor at the Southwest School of Bible Studies. He has preached for a number of congregations in central Texas.

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Doug Burleson, B.A., M.A., M.Div., M.Th., Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, College of Biblical Studies; Associate Professor of Bible;

GC 108F
731-989-6629
dburleson@fhu.edu

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, and serves as Assistant Dean of the College of Biblical Studies. He preaches at the Estes Church of Christ in Henderson, 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).

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Kevin L. Moore, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Bible and Missions

GC 211
731-989-6788
kmoore@fhu.edu

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.

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Kippy L. Myers, B.A., M.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy and of Bible

OM 1C
731-989-6943
kmyers@fhu.edu

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.

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Wade E. Osburn, B.A., M.L.I.S., M.Div.
Library Director; Assistant Professor

LDL Library
731-989-6936
wosburn@fhu.edu

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.

 

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Ryan Fraser, B.A., M.Min., M.Div., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Bible

GC 108A
731-989-6646
rfraser@fhu.edu