Dr. Francis Kimmitt

Dr. Francis X. Kimmitt

Vice President for Academic Services

Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew

Office: 203 Lee Roberson Center
Office Phone: 423-493-4260
Email: kimmittf@tntemple.edu

 

 

Education


  • Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Old Testament and Hebrew, December 2000
  • Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary , May 1995
  • Master of Education in Secondary Science from University of Houston, July 1988
  • Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences from University of New Orleans, July, 1983
  • Bachelor of General Studies from Louisiana State University, December 1976
  • Earned English as a Second Language certification at University of St. Thomas in 1991;
 

Academic Experiences


  • Vice President for Academic Services, Tennessee Temple University, June 2012 to present.
  • Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, April 2007 to May 2012
  • Associate Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, March 2001 to April 2007
  • Assistant Professor of Theological Studies, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary from March 1997 to March 2001
  • Assistant Professor of General Studies, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary from March 1994 to March 1997
  • Contract Adjunct Faculty New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary from August 1992 to March 1994
  • Middle School Science Teacher, Houston Texas area Independent School Districts, 1985-1991.
 

Teaching Specializations


  • Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, April 2007 to May 2012; teaching focus: Hebrew language courses, Old Testament Survey and Interpretation courses, Biblical Backgrounds, Senior Seminar
  • Associate Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary from March 2001 to April 2007; I have taught Old Testament Survey, Old Testament Interpretation classes, Hebrew Grammar, Hebrew Word Studies, Personal Spiritual Disciplines, Biblical Backgrounds, Theological Issues in the Old Testament, General Math, and Senior Seminar.
  • Assistant Professor of Theological Studies, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary from March 1997 to March 2001; I taught Old Testament Survey, Old Testament Interpretation classes, Hebrew Grammar, Personal Spiritual Disciplines, Biblical Backgrounds, and Theological Issues in the Old Testament.
  • Assistant Professor of General Studies, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary from March 1994 to March 1997; I taught English, Math, Research and Writing, ESL, Integrating Academics and Ministry.
  • Contract Adjunct Faculty New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary from August 1992 to March 1994; I taught English, Math, Principles of Communication, ESL, Integrating Academics and Ministry, Physical Science and Life Science.
  • Ph.D. — major: Old Testament and Hebrew (specializing in the Book of Psalms and Hebrew Poetry); Dissertation title: The Shape of Psalms 42 - 49; minor: Church History
 

Ministry Experience


  • Ordained and licensed minister of the gospel; ordained deacon
  • Current Member of First Baptist Church, Lilburn, GA; Pulpit Supply, Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, ESL Teacher
  • Riverside Baptist Church, River Ridge, LA: Director of Evangelism and Outreach; Pulpit Supply; Pastor Search Committee-2004
  • Interim Pastor, Metairie Evangelical Church, Metairie, LA, October 2000 to October 2003
  • Chairman of Deacons; Sunday School Director; Sunday School teacher; Discipleship Training teacher, Supply Preaching
 

Publications


  • Word Studies Made Simple: How to Study the Bible in the Original Languages. Co-authored with Dr. Norris Grubbs, Borderstone Press, 2012.
  • "The Shape of Psalms 42-49," Ph.D. dissertation completed at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in December 2000.
  • "Psalm 46: The Lord Our Help," in The Psalms: Language for All Seasons of the Soul. Moody Publishers, in publication.
  • Review of Reading from the Beginning: The Shaping of the Hebrew Psalter," by Nancy L. DeClaisse-Walford, in Ashland Theological Journal 31 (1999), 120-121.
  • "Tophet," Biblical Illustrator, 25, 1 (Fall 1998), 75-77.
  • "From Kadesh Barnea to Jericho," Biblical Illustrator 26, 1 (Fall 1999), center spread.
  • "Ephraim/Israel,” Biblical Illustrator 27, 4 (Summer 2001), 28-30.
  • "Ancient Near Eastern Flood Stories,” Biblical Illustrator, 29, 1 (Fall 2002), 69-72.
  • "Introducing the Book of Amos,” Biblical Illustrator, 28, 3 (Spring 2002): 47-51.
  • "Climate Conditions in Nineveh,” Biblical Illustrator, 30, 2 (Winter 2003-2004), 51-53.
  • "Lovingkindness: A Word Study,” Biblical Illustrator, 30, 4 (Summer 2004), 24-27.
  • "The Fool in Wisdom Literature," Biblical Illustrator, 32, 1 (Fall 2005), 54-57.
  • "Genealogies," in Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary, pp. 633-634.
  • "Sons of God," in Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary, pp. 1519-1520.
  • "Understanding the Song of Songs," Biblical Illustrator, (Summer 2006), 59-63.
  • "Understanding Ancient Culture and Law," Biblical Illustrator, (Summer 2009), 26-29.
  • "The Plants of Hosea," Biblical Illustrator, LifeWay Christian Resources, Winter 2010-2011, 77-79
  • "The Shema: Its Meaning and Importance in Judaism." Biblical Illustrator, LifeWay Christian Resources, Spring 2012, 66-69
  • "'Love' and 'Love' in Hosea," Biblical Illustrator, LifeWay Christian Resources, Winter 2012-13, 26-29.
  • "Holy: A Word Study," Biblical Illustrator, LifeWay Christian Resources, forthcoming in Spring 2014.
 

Professional Presentations


  • "Psalm 46: The LORD Our Help," at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, San Diego, November 2012.
  • "Psalms 44, 45, 46: We Need a King!" at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in Atlanta, November 2003
  • "The Poetic Structure of Obadiah" at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Atlanta, November 2003
 

Special Recognitions


  • Member of the Evangelical Theological Society, 1996-Present 
  • Member of the Society of Biblical Literature 1996-Present
  • Member of the National Association of Professors of Hebrew, 1998-Present
  • Outstanding Student Award, Master of Divinity Program, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1995.