Ronald Worden


Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies

Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary
Th.M. from Harvard Divinity School
M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary

About Dr. Worden

Dr. Worden has been a part of HGST since its inception. His formal education began at Friends Haviland Academy and Friends Bible College in Kansas, where his parents taught, and would later include George Fox University, Asbury Theological Seminary (earning an MDiv), Harvard Divinity School (ThM), and Princeton Theological Seminary (PhD). He and Barbara spent nine years teaching at Friends Bible College/Barclay College, after three years at George Fox College, before coming to Houston for the beginnings of Houston Graduate School of Theology.

Five and a half years of pastoral ministry, including two as a youth minister, gave him some perspective on his theological education and career in teaching. Assignments have included thirty-five years of teaching New Testament Greek, about half that in teaching Biblical Hebrew, and teaching every part of the Bible in addition to introductory and survey courses. As the academic dean for the first twenty years of HGST, he composed much of the first catalog, admitted and enrolled students, and directed self-studies for accreditation. For Dr. Worden, the most gratifying part of it all is the knowledge that many graduates and former students hold positions of leadership in churches and related professional organizations in Houston and beyond.

Courses Taught

BI 730: Gender in Biblical Hermeneutics
GR 551: Early New Testament Greek
GR 552: Intermediate New Testament Greek
GR 651: New Testament Exegesis
NT 734: Prison Epistles

Contact Information



Thoughts on Daily Scripture Readings 

By: Ronald D. Worden, PhD