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Dr. Becky Towne Selected for a National Leadership Conference

Becky TowneBecky Towne, DMin, HGST Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program and Associate Professor, has been selected as one of thirty-five participants from across Canada and the USA to attend the Association of Theological School’s three-day training, The 2014 Women Emerging in Leadership Development Conference. This  event is designed for female administrators and faculty with significant administrative components to their jobs and  is intended to further advance the professional development of women leaders in their administrative capacities in graduate theological education. Specific goals of the training include:

  • To develop the professional skill set of women as administrative leaders in theological education.
  • To offer educational programming targeted to their specific experience levels, with an emphasis on skill building for leadership in theological schools.
  • To provide space for networking geared toward expanded thinking about the variety of roles and career paths women take in theological education.

HGST celebrates Dr. Towne’s selection into this select group of participants as recognition of her leadership skills and of the national recognition of  the excellent work that the seminary is accomplishing.

HGST’s President, Dr. James Furr, says of Dr. Towne, “Becky has developed a first-class Doctor of Ministry program and inspires ...

UPLIFT! Celebrating Women in Ministry

Fall Celebration Luncheon

The Junior League of Houston

November 14, 2014

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Greece and Turkey Trip Summer 2015

Steps of Paul and John | Greece and Turkey (Asia Minor)


greeceHouston Graduate School of Theology is hosting a trip to Greece and Turkey. This an educational tour to help facilitate understanding the context for the New Testament letters, Acts, and Revelation.

     One of the students from the previous HGST tour stated that the tour was the best educational trip he and his wife ever participated in. Several other students from the previous HGST tour noted that seeing the Word in context really made the Bible come alive for them.


     The Greek / Turkey Tour will have the same strong emphasis on Biblical archeological sites and early Christian historical sites as did the previous HGST tour.

       These sites also reflect living history and contemporary issues. We ...

2014 ATCO “At the Corner of…” Save the Date

ATCO ~ Save the date!

at the cornerATCO (At the Corner of…) Conference, October 16-17, featuring guest speaker Craig Van Gelder.

See you there!

Welcome Dr. Kent Eaton

Kent Eaton photoDr. Kent Eaton begins service at HGST in July as Provost and Chief Academic Officer. Responsibilities include the many aspects of the Academic Office, as well as Student Services. (more)

Thank You, Dr. Chuck Pitts

We are very grateful to Dr. Chuck Pitts for three years of excellent service as Acting Academic Dean.

With Dr. Eaton’s arrival, Chuck will continue with the seminary as Professor of Old Testament and Associate Dean.

Thank you, Dr. Pitts!

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Terrill Presented Kierkegaard and Logotherapy Papers


Jerry TerrillDr. Jerry Terrill presented the paper “Kierkegaard’s Influence on the Lives of Jan Patocka and Victor Frankl” at Baylor University’s Symposium on Faith and Culture which was devoted to the work of Soren Kierkegaard, in October 2013.

Terrill’s paper on the life and influences of Dr. Jan Patocka was published in the Brethren Journal in January 2014, and was reprinted in the April 2014 newsletter of the Houston Czech Cultural Center.

Terrill presented the paper “Thoughts on Logotherapy for Combat Veterans” at the Nineteenth World Congress on Victor Frankl’s Logotherapy in the summer of 2011. This will be published in the International Forum for Logotherapy this summer.

In the summer of 2013, Terrill was elected to the Executive Committee of the Texas State Unity of the Brethren Church as third vice-president.

Wall Presents in Dallas

June 16-20, 2014: At the Fifth Annual Summer Institute on Theology and Disability, held in Dallas June 16-20, 2014, Dr. Ben Wall will present a paper, “On the place of presence in the shaping of care.”

Dr. Wall will utilize the resources from the Rule of Benedict such as equality of persons and the healing relationship of being present for others.

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Pitts and Kennard Presentations

Dr. Chuck Pitts and Dr. Doug Kennard presented papers at the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies for the Society of Biblical Literature, held in Dallas March 7-9, 2014.

Dr. Pitts’ paper explored the concept of r’h (evil or distress) as Paradigm in the Book of Jeremiah.

Dr. Kennard’s paper explored the emphasis in 1 John for present propitiation as a priestly Christological (paraklyton) role.

Chuck Pitts ….  Doug Kennard

HGST Welcomes Dr. Cosby

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The HGST Campus is happy to welcome The Reverend Dr. Marcus D. Cosby to our campus this spring. He is teaching The Art of Expository Preaching. Dr. Cosby
serves as the Senior Pastor of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. A native of Chicago, Illinois, he received the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion and English from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, a Master of Divinity Degree in Homiletics and Christian Education from the Morehouse School of Religion at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta, Georgia and the Doctor of Ministry Degree in Homiletics from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Lombard, Illinois.

           While at ITC, Dr. Cosby was chosen as one of the Outstanding Young Men of America and was awarded the Isaac R. Clark Preaching Award. In 2001, The African American Pulpit, a scholarly journal that highlights the preaching prowess of African American preachers across the country, selected him to be included on their inaugural “Twenty to Watch” list, and has subsequently published several of his sermons. In 2008, he was ...

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