Dr. Howard Owens

Dr. Howard D. Owens

Seminary Chair of Intercultural Studies and Christian Education
Assistant Professor
Intercultural Studies, Christian Education, Biblical Studies

Office: 212 Birkhead Building
Office Phone: 423-493-4268
Email: owensh@tntemple.edu

 

 

Education


  • Ph.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA (2005) Major: Missions Minor: Christian Education
  • Th.M., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA (2003)
  • M.Div., Columbia Biblical Seminary, Columbia International University, Columbia, SC (1988) Emphasis: Cross-Cultural
  • B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (1980) Major: Industrial Management
  • Additional Studies: Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA (Fall 2004)
  • Hebrew 1 and 2, Faculté de Théologie Protestante de Montpellier, France (2000 - 2001)
 

Academic Experiences


  • Advised Intercultural Studies Concentration students Spring 2006 to the Present
  • Advised Masters of Biblical Studies students, Spring 2012
  • Advised Master of Arts in Christian Education students, Spring 2006 to the Present
  • Advised Doctor of Ministry students in the following areas:
    • Missions, Spring 2006 to Present
    • Christian Education, Spring 2006 to Present
  • Chaired doctor of ministry project committees in the following areas:
    • Missions, Spring 2007 to Present
    • Christian Education, Spring 2007 to Present
  • Served on the following faculty committees:
    • Academic and Admissions, Fall 2006 to Spring 2007
    • Distance Education, Fall 2006 to Present
    • Graduate, Fall 2007 to Present
 

Teaching Specializations


  • Developed and taught the following on-campus courses:
    • Introduction to World Religions and Cults (dual enrollment), Fall 2006-2009, Spring 2012
    • Ministry to Adults (dual enrollment), Spring 2006, Fall 2007, Fall 2009
    • Bible Study Methods (university), Fall 2006, Fall 2007-Spring 2008
    • Introduction to the Bible (university), Fall 2009-Spring 2012
    • Global Expansion of Christianity (dual enrollment), Fall 2007, Spring 2011
    • Cultural Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Communications, Fall 2007, Spring 2009, 2010
    • Christian Education Curriculum (seminary), Spring 2007
    • Creative Bible Teaching (dual enrollment), Spring 2007, Fall 2010
    • Church Planting and Growth (dual enrollment), Spring 2007, Fall 2010
    • Global Focus of the Local Church (dual enrollment), Fall 2006-Fall 2011
    • Biblical Theology of Missions (dual enrollment), Spring 2006-2010
    • Philosophy of Christian Education (dual enrollment), Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Fall 2008, Spring 2010
    • Christian Education in the Local Church (seminary), Fall 2006, Spring 2008, Spring 2011
    • Research Procedures and Design (seminary module), January and August 2008, August 2009, May 2010, May 2011
    • Special Topics: Emerging and Emergent Churches, Spring 2011
    • Special Topics: Urban Missions, Spring 2012
  • Other on-campus teaching experience
    • Taught qualitative research methodology unit in Research Design and Analysis (Ph.D.), Summer 2009
    • Developed and taught the following on-line courses:
    • Bible Study Methods (university), Fall 2007-Spring 2008
    • Introduction to the Bible (university), Summer 2011 to Fall 2011
    • Global Expansion of Christianity (undergraduate and seminary), Fall 2007, Fall 2009, Spring 2011
    • Global Focus of the Local Church (undergraduate and seminary), Summer 2006-Spring 2012
    • Ministry to Adults (seminary), Summer 2006-Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Summer 2008, Fall 2009, Summer 2011, Spring 2012
    • Contemporary Strategic Issues in Missions (doctoral), Summer 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2011
    • Innovations in Church Education Ministries (doctoral and masters), Summer 2007, 2008, Spring 2010
    • Church Planting and Growth (undergraduate and seminary), Spring 2007-2008, Fall 2010, Summer 2011
    • Christian Education Curriculum (seminary), Spring 2007
    • Creative Bible Teaching (undergraduate and seminary), Spring 2007, Summer 2008, 2009, Fall 2010
    • Advanced Seminar in Missions (doctoral), Spring 2007, Fall 2011
    • Christian Education in the Local Church (undergraduate and seminary), Fall 2006, Spring-Summer 2008, Summer 2010, Spring 2011
    • Advanced Seminar for Christian Education (doctoral), Fall 2006, Summer 2008, Spring 2011
    • Christian Education Director in a Local Church (doctoral), Fall 2010, Fall 2011
    • Contemporary Trends in Missions (seminary), Summer 2006-Fall 2006
    • Philosophy of Christian Education (dual enrollment), Summer, Fall 2006; Spring, Fall 2008, Spring 2010, Fall 2011
    • CCultural Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Communications (dual enrollment), Spring 2009, 2010
    • Biblical Theology of Missions (dual enrollment), Spring 2009-2010
    • Introductions to World Religions and Cults (dual enrollment), Fall 2009
    • Missionary Internship, Fall 2008-Fall 2011
    • Special Topics: DMin Christian Education, Spring 2012
    • Special Topics: Strategic Leadership in Church Planting (undergraduate and seminary), Spring 2012
    • Special Topics. Strategic Leadership in Church Revitalization (undergraduate), Spring 2012
    • Special Topics: Prefield Missionary Training I and II (seminary), Spring 2012
  • Taught the following on-line courses:
    • Aspects of Leadership (Ph.D.), Fall 2011-Spring 2012
 

Ministry & Professional Experience


  • Assistant Professor , Liberty University Online, Lynchburg, VA, Summer 2011 to present
  • Instructor for The Gospel of John, Fall 2011
  • Subject Matter Expert and Instructor for Cultural Anthropology, Summer 2011 to Present
  • Adjunct Faculty, Liberty University Online, Lynchburg, VA, Spring 2009 to Summer 2011
  • Instructor for The Gospel of John, Spring 2009 to Summer 2011
  • Subject Matter Expert and Instructor for Cultural Anthropology, Summer 2010 to Summer 2011
  • Adjunct Faculty, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA, Fall 2003 to Fall 2005 Taught Introduction to Christian Missions, Fall 2005 C Taught Life and Work of the Missionary, Fall 2005
  • Taught Introduction to Urban Missions, Spring 2004
  • Designed the Introduction to Christian Missions study guide and exam for the Baptist College Partnership Program, January 2004
  • Team taught Introduction to Christian Missions, Fall 2003
  • Adjunct Faculty, Leavell College, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Fall 2002 to Spring 2006
  • Taught Evangelism and Missions, Fall 2003 to Spring 2006
  • Team taught Evangelism and Missions, Fall 2002
  • Teaching Assistant for Dr. Ken Taylor, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA, Fall 2001 to Fall 2005
  • Administrative and Research Assistant, Global Missions Center, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA, Fall 2004 to Spring 2005
  • Informal Instructor of National Church Leaders, Église Évangélique de la Pompignane, Montpellier, France, 1991-2001
  • Trained local leaders of a church plant
  • Produced and taught evangelistic and home Bible studies series
  • Walk Thru the Bible, The New Testament, Seminar Instructor
  • Tennessee Temple University, Chattanooga, TN, January 2012
  • Highland Park Baptist Church, Tennessee Temple University, Chattanooga, TN, January 2011
  • Prefield Missionary Training
  • Global Faith Mission Agency, Chattanooga, TN, Missionary Training Forum, August 4-5, 2010 and June 11, 2008
  • Keynote Speaker
    • Community Bible Church, Cumming, GA, Missions Conference, February 10-12, 2006
    • Cornerstone Bible Church, Lilburn, GA, Missions Conference, February 20-22, 2004
  • Worship Leader, Mission Francophone Baptiste, New Orleans, LA, 2001 to August 2005
  • Led Sunday worship, preached on occasion, and provided translation
  • Church Planter, Montpellier, France, International Teams, 1989-2001
  • Planted new church as part of a missionary team beginning with a nucleus of 10 members, which grew to 80 adults and 25 children in attendance
  • Area Leader of Southwestern Europe, International Teams, 1996-1999
  • Responsible for the care and the work of 32 missionaries in Spain, France, and Italy and facilitated the cooperation of team leaders and national organizations
  • Team Leader of Montpellier Team, International Teams, 1989-1996
  • Oversaw the church planting ministry of a missionary team ranging from 5 to 9 members
  • Other Ministry Experience
    • Sunday School Teacher, Highland Park Baptist Church, Chattanooga, TN, Fall 2007 to Present
    • Global Impact Committee, Highland Park Baptist Church, Chattanooga, TN, Fall 2006 to Present
    • Deacon, First Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA, Spring 2005 to Fall 2005
    • Kindergarten Sunday School Teacher, First Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA, Fall 2002 to Summer 2005
 

Publications & Presentations


  • Contributions to Scholarly Books
    • “Nestorian Merchant Missionaries and Today’s Unreached People Groups,” in Business as Mission: From Impoverished to Empowered, ed. Tom Steffen and Mike Barnett (Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 2006), 133-146.
  • Papers Presented
    • “Phenomenology in the Psalter: Heman’s Description of Death in Psalm 88,” at The Scholar Sessions, Tennessee Temple University, Chattanooga, Tennessee, November 6, 2008.
    • “Nestorian Merchant Missionaries and Today’s Unreached People Groups,” at the Evangelical Missiological Society National Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 23, 2005 and at the Evangelical Missiological Society South Central Regional Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 12, 2005.
 

Recognitions


  • Professor of the Year, Tennessee Temple University, 2011
  • Douglas Cravens Professor of the Year, Temple Baptist Seminary of Tennessee Temple University, 2007
 

Family


  • Married to Trudy for 27 years, and father of a son and two daughters.
 

 

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