The College of Bible and Ministry at Harding University seeks to lead all students to know, live and share God’s Word and to understand, love and serve God’s world through and beyond their chosen vocation.
Our students choose from one of seven different Bachelor of Arts degrees that emphasize family ministry (including ministry to children and teens), missions, preaching, or vocational ministry.
The Harding School of Theology (HST) in Memphis offers the following graduate programs: Master of Arts (New Testament, Old Testament, History or Doctrine), Master of Arts in Christian Ministry , Master of Divinity , and Doctor of Ministry .
Students who transfer from other colleges or universities and who major in Bible are required to take 10 upper-level hours in Bible at Harding. Six of these must be in the Old and New Testament divisions and the remaining four distributed according to the recommendation of the dean.
Students wishing to transfer from schools of preaching and/or graduates from two-year schools of preaching who enter Harding may apply for up to 40 hours of credit in Bible, biblical languages and missions courses. The process for validating the transferred credit follows University policies found in the Course Policies section.
Bible and Ministry Core: 60 Hours
Degree programs in the College of Bible & Ministry (except for Bible and Divinity, Theological Studies, and Missions as a Second Major) share a uniform core of classes that serve as foundational to all future ministry pursuits. The purpose of the core is to equip Bible majors with basic tools and knowledge for ministry. The College of Bible and Ministry core consists of:
Skills for Biblical Studies: 12 Hours
Ministry Skills: 16 Hours
History, Theology, and Philosophy: 18 Hours
Choose one of the following History/Theology courses:
- *Bible and Missions majors are required to take BMIS 3080 .
Dean: Monte Cox, Ph.D.
Associate Dean: Jesse Robertson, Ph.D.
Scott E. Adair, D.Min.
Director of the Center for Family Ministries
Jerry Bowling, Ph.D.
Ross Cochran, Ph.D.
Monte Cox, Ph.D.
William and Doris Fulks Distinguished Chair of the College of Bible & Ministry
Shawn Z. Daggett, Th.D.
Director of the Center for World Missions
R. Allen Diles, Th.D.
Jesse Robertson, Ph.D.
Devin Swindle, D.Min.
Director of the Center for Preaching
Kevin J. Youngblood, Ph.D.
Lee Edwards, Ph.D.
Jordan Guy, Ph.D.
Kraig Martin, Ph.D.
Daniel Oden, Ph.D.
Peter Rice, Ph.D.
Mac S. Sandlin, Ph.D.
Director of Theological Studies
Anessa Westbrook, D.Min.
Timothy P. Westbrook, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for Distance Education in Bible and Ministry
Andrew Baker, Ph.D.
Director of the Office of Community Connection
Jason Darden, M.A.
Carl Williamson, D.Min.
Andy T. Ritchie Distinguished Chair for Church Planting and Discipleship
Gary Jackson, M.A.
Missionaries in Residence:
O’Neal Tankersley, B.A. (International)
Assisting from Other Colleges:
Nick Boone, Ph.D.
Heath Carpenter, Ph.D.
Michael Claxton, Ph.D.
Steve Cooper, Ph.D.
Jon Singleton, Ph.D.
Bachelor of Arts