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(1994–) Professor of Bible Exposition. BSE, University of Michigan, 1970; MBA, Eastern Michigan University, 1978; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1985; ThD, 1989.

(2007–) Dean of DTS-Washington, DC, Assistant Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership. BS, Kansas State University, 1999; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2004; DEdMin, 2016.

(1982–) Executive Director of Cultural Engagement, Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies. BA, University of Texas at Austin, 1975; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1979; PhD, University of Aberdeen, 1983; postdoctoral study, Tübingen University.

After serving as Director of Admissions from 2007–2014, Dr. Bleeker moved to Manassas, Virginia, becoming Dean of DTS-Washington, DC. Since his passion for God’s Word and love for DTS come together in his role, he describes his position as “the best job in the world.” Dr. Bleeker has published book reviews in Books and Culture (online edition) and Bibliotheca Sacra and enjoys cooking and creating new recipes regularly. His wife, Eva (MACE, MAMC; 2008), graduated in 2017 from Columbia University (Manhattan, New York) with an MS in Narrative Medicine and is a Board Certified Chaplain. The Bleekers love hiking Shenandoah National Park with their dog, Ransom Ruth, and cheering on the Kansas State Wildcats.

Dr. Bock has earned recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany), is the author of over 40 books, including well-regarded commentaries on Luke and Acts and studies of the historical Jesus, and work in cultural engagement as host of the seminary’s Table Podcasts. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) for 2000–2001, is a consulting editor for Christianity Today, and serves on the boards of Wheaton College and Chosen People Ministries. His articles appear in leading publications. He often is an expert for the media on NT issues. Dr. Bock has been a New York Times best-selling author in nonfiction and is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. When traveling overseas, he will tune into the current game involving his favorite teams from Houston— live—even in the wee hours of the morning. Married for over 40 years to Sally, he is a proud father of two daughters and a son and is also a grandfather.


Dr. Baylis has taught Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary since 1994. His love is teaching the biblical story and the literary exposition of each of the books as they contribute to the grand narrative of the Bible. Following this focus, his website,, provides study and teaching resources for the evangelical community. In addition, he serves as a preacher, conference speaker, and Bible teacher and is author of a number of articles for journals as well as a book contributor. When he is not speaking or writing, he enjoys exploring the Biblical sites in Israel, Greece, Turkey, and Italy.

WILLIE J. BOLDEN (2012–) Executive Director of Community and Church Relations, Adjunct Professor in Pastoral Ministries and Educational Ministries and Leadership, DTS-Houston. BS, Biola University, 1980; MA, Talbot Theological Seminary, 1992; DMin, Southwestern Theological Seminary, 2006.

A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Dr. Bolden migrated to southern California in 1971, and in 1979 he completed his undergraduate studies at Biola University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Christian Education. He earned a Master of Arts in Theological Education from Talbot Theological Seminary in 1992. In 2006, Dr. Bolden earned a Doctor of Ministry in Missions and Evangelism from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. He currently serves as the Executive Director of Community and Church Relations at DTS-Houston. As a sought after conference speaker, preacher, and teacher, Dr. Bolden has been the featured lecturer in national conferences. His lectures and conference subjects range from successful biblical marriage, blended families, and evangelism to Bible doctrine and christian education. He is married to Loretta C. Bolden. They are the parents of seven children and eight grandchildren. 218

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2019-2020 DTS Catalog  

This 2019–2020 catalog contains degree plans, course descriptions, faculty listings, and the doctrinal statement of Dallas Theological Semin...

2019-2020 DTS Catalog  

This 2019–2020 catalog contains degree plans, course descriptions, faculty listings, and the doctrinal statement of Dallas Theological Semin...