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Justin M. Rogers, B.A., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. – 2012
Director, Graduate School of Theology; Associate Professor of Bible

GC 102A

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. – 1996
Dean of the College of Biblical Studies; Professor of Bible and of Missions

GC 108E

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. - 2017
Associate Professor of Bible

GC 102B

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. - 2012
Assistant Dean, College of Biblical Studies; Associate Professor of Bible; Director of the Annual Bible Lectureship; E. Claude & Delorese Gardner Chair of Excellence in Bible

GC 108F

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

GC 108A

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

GC 211B

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.

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

GC 211

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. –1998
Professor of Philosophy and of Bible


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. – 2002
Library Director; Assistant Professor

LDL Library

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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