Chuck Pitts

Houston Graduate School of Theology

 

Adjunct Professor of Old Testament

Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1989
M.Div. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1986

About Dr. Pitts

Dr. Pitts, originally from Pasadena, Texas, received a BA degree from Houston Baptist University and MDiv and PhD degrees from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, the latter completed in 1989. His major area of study was Old Testament, with a minor in Biblical Archaeology and Biblical Backgrounds.

Dr. Pitts is an accomplished guitar player and enjoys blues and rock music, the louder the better. He is currently serving on the staff of Cypress Oaks Church, a non-denominational church in Cypress, as the leader of the music team. After spending 16 years teaching and serving various administrative roles at HGST, Dr. Pitts moved to a new career. He now teaches high school history at Sam Houston Math, Science, and Technology Center in inner-city Houston. He and his wife Beth have been married since 1982 and have two grown children and two grandchildren.

Publications & Presentations by Dr. Pitts

“Worship as a Unifying Theme in the Book of Isaiah.” Paper presented at the Southwest Commission of Religious Studies Annual Meeting, March 2003. [Also presented at a faculty forum at HGST, April 2003.]

“Dead Sea Scrolls: Myths and Reality.” Presentation presented, October-November, 2004, at:

     Northwoods Presbyterian Church, Houston, TX

     Houston Graduate School of Theology

     Clear Lake United Methodist Church

     Cypress Creek Christian Church

“Four Historical Psalms: Brueggemann’s Rhetoric in Historical and Liturgical Garb.” Paper presented at Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, March 2008. [Also presented in shortened form at a faculty forum at HGST, October 2009.]

“Jeremiah 29:11 as a 21st Century Church Paradigm.” Paper presented at the Southwest Commission of Religious Studies Annual Meeting, March 2012.

“שָׁלוֹם (shalom) or רָעָה (ra’ah)? Jer. 29:11 in Its Canonical and Contemporary Context.” Paper presented to the Association for the Scientific Study of Religion at the Southwest Commission of Religious Studies Annual Meeting, March 2012.

“רָעָה (ra‘ah) As a Paradigm in the Book of Jeremiah.” Paper presented at the Southwest Commission of Religious Studies Annual Meeting, March 2014.

“Jeremiah’s Hope Out of Disaster.” Paper presented to Institute for Biblical Research at the Southwest Commission of Religious Studies Annual Meeting, March 2015.

“Judges 19 as a Paradigm for Understanding and Responding to Human Trafficking.” Paper presented at the Southwest Commission of Religious Studies Annual Meeting, March 2015.

“Judges 19 as a Paradigm for Understanding and Responding to Human Trafficking.” Priscilla Papers 29, No. 4 (Autumn 2015): 3-6.

Theological review for The Voice, a new reading of the Bible for the new generation.

Contact Information

Chuck Pitts
Email: cpitts@hgst.edu