Charles A. Pitts
Acting Academic Dean & 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, became a full-time faculty member at HGST in the fall of 1999, following a summer teaching adjunct courses. In 2002, he was named Associate Academic Dean, and currently holds the position of Acting Academic Dean, as well as Professor of Old Testament. His primary role at HGST is overseeing the academic office, including curriculum development, faculty, student advisement, policy development and enforcement, and assisting students with academic issues. He also teaches Old Testament, as well as Hebrew and biblical background, courses.
Dr. Pitts received a B.A. degree from Houston Baptist University and M.Div. and Ph.D. 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. He and his wife Beth have been married since 1982 and have two grown children.
OT 501: Introduction to the Old Testament
OT 721: The Book of Psalms
OT 761: The Book of Isaiah
OT 762: The Book of Jeremiah
OT 611: Studies in the Pentateuch: Creation and Covenant
OT 612: Studies in the Historical Books
OT 763: The Minor Prophets
BH 551: Biblical Hebrew
BI 561: Biblical Backgrounds
BI 672: Dead Sea Scrolls
Publications & Presentations
“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.]
“Four Historical Psalms: Brueggemann’s Rhetoric in Historical and Liturgical Garb” at Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, March 2008. [Also presented in shortened form at a faculty forum at HGST, October 2009.]
Theological review for The Voice, a new reading of the Bible for the new generation.