Houston Graduate School of Theology

Douglas Kennard

Douglas W. Kennard


Houston Graduate School of Theology

Professor of New Testament, Theology, Philosophy, and Old Testament

ThD, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1986

ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1980

MA, Trinity Evangelical Seminary, 1987


About Dr. Kennard

Douglas W. Kennard, ThD is Professor of New Testament, Theology, Philosophy and Old Testament at Houston Graduate School of Theology. In addition to his time at HGST, Doug has over thirty years’ experience teaching both undergraduate and graduate students at HGST, Bryan College, and Moody Bible Institute. He was a past Mid-West regional president of the Evangelical Theological Society. He has been happily married to Jan for over forty years and has two adult sons, Peter and Nathan. He has served in the Boy Scouts as a Scoutmaster, facilitating twenty boys to Eagle Scout rank. He and his family enjoy many outdoor activities, including camping, hiking, climbing, and snow skiing. On a fine day, you might find him rowing his crew shell on Lake Houston or tending his many berry bushes, fruit trees, and vegetable garden. He worked as a project engineer with Ashland Oil Company before seminary. He has a passion for ecology and has previously designed and built a passive solar house in the Chicago area. His ministry is rounded out by serving his church in a variety of positions including assistant pastor, elder, and Sunday school teacher.

"I am available to speak on a variety of issues, especially those my books address."   -- Doug Kennard

Publications & Presentations

A Biblical Theology of Hebrews. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2018.The Gospel. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2017.

Epistemology and Logic in the New Testament. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2016.

Biblical Covenantism, 3 vols. Wipf & Stock, 2015. Namely:

Biblical Covenantism in Torah: Judaism, Covenant Nomism and Atonement

Biblical Covenantism in Prophets, Psalms, Early Judaism, Gospels, and Acts: Judaism, Covenant Nomism, and Kingdom Hope

Biblical Covenantism in New Testament Epistles: Engagement of the New Perspective and New Covenant Atonement

A Critical Realist’s Theological Method. Wipf & Stock, 2013.

Messiah Jesus: Christology in His Day and Ours. Peter Lang, 2008.

The Classical Christian God. Mellen, 2002.

The Relationship Between Epistemology, Hermeneutics, Biblical Theology and Contextualization. Mellen, 1999.

With C. Marvin Pate, Deliverance Now and Not Yet: The New Testament and the Great Tribulation. Peter Lang, 2003, 2005.

Courses Taught

Biblical Hermeneutics, Backgrounds, Early Judaism and leader of Israel tour

All the New Testament courses

All the Old Testament courses

Philosophy of Religion, Religious Epistemology, Christian Ethics, Apologetics, World Religions

Theological Methods, All areas of Systematic and Biblical Theology

Patristics, History of Doctrine, Modern Theology, Contemporary Theology

Contact Information

Email: dkennard@hgst.edu

Phone: 713-942-9505, ext. 209

Website: Dr. Kennard's HGST Course Page