Houston Graduate School of Theology
Adjunct Professor of Christian Spirituality
DMin, MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
About Dr. Webber
Jerry Webber teaches Christian Spirituality and directs the Spiritual Direction specialization in the HGST DMin program. He is a teacher, spiritual guide, writer, and retreat leader by vocation. After serving as a Senior Pastor for over 16 years in two Baptist congregations, he went to Chapelwood United Methodist Church in Houston as the founder of The Center for Christian Spirituality, an intentional ministry of spiritual formation and contemplative life. He served as the lead pastor and spiritual guide of The Center for almost 18 years. In 2018, Dr. Webber transitioned from The Center for Christian Spirituality to the next season of life. He continues to companion persons who desire a deepening connection with God that makes a difference in how they reverence every aspect of God’s creation, now by offering guidance to congregations and persons in contemplative life through spiritual direction, speaking, writing, and consulting.
Dr. Webber received his formal education at The University of Tulsa (BA in Psychology, 1980) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth (MDiv in 1984 and DMin in 1992). He received training in spiritual direction through the Oblate School of Theology (San Antonio, TX) and Pecos Benedictine Monastery (Pecos, NM). His ongoing formation has been shaped by relationships made through RENOVARE’, Contemplative Outreach, Ruah Center, Courage and Renewal, and the Center for Action and Contemplation. He is a frequent faculty presenter for The Academy for Spiritual Formation (Upper Room Ministries).
Dr. Webber has been married to Paula, the Special Education Director for Bentonville Public Schools, for 38 years. They have two children—both educators—and two grandchildren. He and Paula now reside in Bella Vista, Arkansas. In his spare time, Dr. Webber enjoys playing golf, being outdoors, reading and writing poetry, and hanging out with his grandchildren.
Email: Jerry Webber