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(2017–) Executive Director, Passion Global Institute (in partnership with DTS), Assistant Professor of World Missions and Intercultural Studies. BA, Middle Tennessee State University, 1999; MDiv, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2010; ThM, 2012; PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2016.

(2001–) Professor of Old Testament Studies. BA, Wheaton College, 1975; MABS, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1984; ThM, 1988; PhD, 2001.

(2003–) Chair and Professor of Biblical Counseling. BS, Texas Wesleyan University, 1991; MA, Southern Methodist University, 1993; PhD, 1995.

Dr. Coover-Cox has been a part of DTS as a student, a teacher, and associate editor for Bibliotheca Sacra. Originally she came to the seminary to become a better editor; she found, however, that what she enjoys most about editing is helping people learn. While still an editor, she has found her niche in the classroom as well, encouraging students as they learn Hebrew. She has special interest in the book of Exodus and in literary analysis of narratives and poetry.

Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Dickens served as an associate pastor in the areas of marriage ministry and counseling. He has previously served on the faculty of Biola University and has taught seminary and graduate-level courses internationally in Austria, Hong Kong, and Sri Lanka. Dr. Dickens is professionally active in the Christian Association of Psychological Studies and The Association of Marriage and Family Ministries and also serves as a contributing editor for the Journal of Psychology and Theology. He is married to Rebecca, and they have two children: Joshua and Jillian. At 6’8 Dr. Dickens loves to play basketball and will gladly dunk a basketball right over your head—in a very gentle, loving way of course.


Aside from his responsibilities at DTS, Dr. Coe serves Passion Conferences and Passion City Church in Strategic Initiatives. Previously, Aaron served as a church planting missionary, Lead Pastor of the Gallery Church, Executive Director of Send NYC, and Vice President of Mobilization and Marketing at the North American Mission Board. Aaron and his wife, Carmen, have four children and live in Atlanta, Georgia.


SUE G. EDWARDS (2005–) Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership. BA, Trinity University, 1969; MABS, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1989; DMin, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2004.

Dr. Edwards’s heartbeat is to reinforce ministry partnerships between men and women, which strengthen church and parachurch organizations locally and worldwide. She has over forty years of experience in Bible teaching, educational ministries, leading ministry to women, retreat and conference speaking, training teams and teachers, overseeing staff, and writing curriculum. As former minister to women at her local church she experienced healthy men and women partnerships on staff, and her passion is to pass on what she has learned. She is the author of “The Discover Together Series”, currently providing thirteen inductive Bible studies for women (, co-author of five leadership books for women, and co-editor of “Invitation to Educational Ministry, Foundations of Transformative Christian Education.” Dr. Edwards’s research and teaching interests include coaching and instructing women to teach the Bible and organic mentoring. Married to David for forty-six years, she especially enjoys romping with their five grandchildren and their two west highland terriers.

JOSEPH D. FANTIN (2003–) Professor of New Testament Studies. BA, Eastern Michigan University, 1986; MA, Michigan State University, 1988; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1995; PhD, 2003; PhD, University of Sheffield, 2007.

Dr. Fantin believes an accurate understanding of God’s Word will enable the believer to grow in his or her relationship with Christ, to love God and others, to bring Christ’s love to a lost world, to build up the church, and, most importantly, to glorify God. He is committed to teaching exegetical method in order to help students understand, apply, and teach the Bible in order to achieve these goals. His research interests include the prison epistles, the first-century world, Greek, linguistics, and relevance theory. He and his wife, Robin, have two children: Jillian and David.

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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...