Houston Graduate School of Theology

Herbert S. Fain, Jr.


Herbert S. Fain, Jr.

Houston Graduate School of Theology

Professor of Legal and Social Ethics

Church and Community Liaison

JD, Thurgood Marshall School of Law

MDiv, DMin, Houston Graduate School of Theology


About Dr. Fain

Herbert Fain is the Professor of Legal and Social Ethics at Houston Graduate School of Theology. He is a recipient of the Ford Foundation Fellowship. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, a Juris Doctor Degree from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, and both a Master's of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry from the Houston Graduate School of Theology. Dr. Fain is an ordained Baptist minister. He has lectured in Canada and in the United States. He has served as Chaplain at the Heights Hospital, Park Plaza Hospital, and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Fain is president of the Saint Nicholas Foundation. His affiliations are with the American Academy of Religion, the National Association of the Baptist Professors of Religion, the Society of Christian Ethics, and the Association of Theological Field Education.

Dr. Fain is a frequent speaker at churches, workshops, and annual conferences, and has received numerous awards and citations. 

Classes Taught

PH 551: Introduction to Christian Ethics

PH 652: Contemporary Issues in Ethics

PH 750: Ethics and Social Witness: Martin Luther King

PH 751: Clergy Professional Conduct and Ethics

FE 651-652: Ministry Practicum I & II

PL 600: Organizational Development for Christian Leaders

PL 680: Legal Issues In Ministry

Publications & Presentations

Co-Author, Socio-Economic Status and Legal Factors Affecting African American Fathers, Buffalo Journal of Gender, Law & Social Policy, Vol. XXI; (2012-2013).

Ethics, Law and the Theology of Forgiveness, AME Bishops Conference, Houston, Texas (2014)

Teaching Methodology, Learning and Technology in Higher Education, Teaching and Learning Excellence Center, Texas Southern University (2014).

Sexual Abuse and the Church, 9th Annual Research Symposium, Prairie View A&M University (2014).

Reflections on Clergy/Attorneys Responsibilities Past and Present for the 1964 Civil Rights Act, 89th Annual Judicial Council, National Bar Association, Atlanta, Georgia (2014).

Minimizing Liability for Church Related Counseling Services, Co-Presenter, 10th Annual Research Symposium, Prairie View A&M University (2015).

Contact Information

Email: hfain@hgst.edu

Phone: 713-942-9505, ext. 213

Website: Fain Course Page