Dr. William D. Blosch

Dr. William D. Blosch

Adjunct Professor

Email: bloschwd@tntemple.edu

Education


  • BA (philosophy) Mercer University, Macon, GA
  • MA (management) Webster University, St. Louis, MO
  • MDiv (theology/biblical languages) Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO
  • ThM (Christian education) New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA
  • DMin (church leadership) New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA
  • PhD (ABD/Dec 2014) (Christian education) New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA
  • Basic and Advanced Officer Courses, U.S. Army Chaplains School, Fort Monmouth, NJ
  • Combined Arms and Services Staff School, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS
  • Command and General Staff Officer Course, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS

Academic Experience


  • Adjunct instructor, Central Texas College, 1983
  • Theological Field Education Supervisor, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1990-1991
  • Adjunct instructor, Oklahoma Baptist University, 1993
  • Lead Instructor, Georgia Baptist Convention/South Georgia Baptist Bible Institute, 2009-2013
  • Adjunct Professor, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2013
  • Field Mentor, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2013

Teaching Specializations


  • Christian education
  • Leadership
  • Chaplaincy

Ministry & Professional Experience


  • Thomas County and Mercer Baptist Associations, Thomasville and Quitman, GA: Director of Missions, 2008-present
  • First Baptist Church, Plantation, FL: Senior Pastor, 2003- 2008
  • First Baptist Church, Largo, FL: Interim Associate Pastor, 2002-2003>
  • First Baptist Church, Dunedin, FL: Senior Pastor, 2000-2002
  • U. S. Army, Fort Bragg, NC, Germany, and Fort Knox, KY: Supervisory Chaplain, 1995-2000
  • First Baptist Church, Lake Station, IN: Pastor, 1992-1995
  • U. S. Army Reserve, Kansas City, MO, and Chicago, IL: Supervisory Chaplain, 1990-1995
  • Tower View Baptist Church, Kansas City, MO: Associate Pastor and Minister to the Deaf, 1988-1992

Membership in Academic Organizations


  • Society of Professors of Christian Education, since 2013
  • Southern Baptist Research Society, since 2013
  • Baptist Association of Christian Educators, since 2010
  • Mensa, since 1973

Denominational & Community Service


  • Disaster Relief Crisis Chaplain, Georgia Baptist Convention, Duluth, GA, 2009-present
  • Chairman, Association Credentials Committee, Gulf Stream Baptist Association, Pompano Beach, FL, 2007-2008
  • Association Nominating Committee, Gulf Stream Baptist Association, Pompano Beach, FL, 2006-2007
  • South Florida Super Bowl XLI Ministry Task Force, Gulf Stream Baptist Association, Pompano Beach, FL, 2006-2007
  • Disaster Relief Crisis Chaplain, Florida Baptist Convention, Jacksonville, FL, 2004-2008
  • Association Disaster Relief Coordinator, Gulf Stream Baptist Association, Pompano Beach, FL, 2004-2008
  • Association Executive Committee, Suncoast Baptist Association, Largo, FL, 2000-2002
  • Endorsed Chaplain, North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, Alpharetta, GA, 1990-present
  • Silver Level Interfaith Witness Associate (Mormonism), North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, Alpharetta, GA, 1989-present
  • Language Missions Intern, Clay-Platte Baptist Association, Kansas City, MO, and Home Mission Board, Atlanta, GA, 1988-1990

Publications & Presentations


  • Conquering Jericho: Prayer-Walking to Spiritual Victory, Publish America, 2008.
  • Clergy Overboard: A Biblical Response to Pastoral Termination, 21st Century Press, 2004.
  • “Ministering to the Forcibly Terminated Pastor,” Facts & Trends Online, LifeWay March/April 2007.

Special Recognitions


  • U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains and U.S. Army Europe Command Chaplain’s Grant. Ministry Retreat for Exceptional Families. Awarded 1997 for ministry to families with handicapped children. Received an award recognizing this ministry as the best in U.S. Army Europe.