Boyce College adds Old Testament and biblical counseling professors
Boyce College added faculty members in two key areas, R. Albert Mohler Jr. announced today. Joining the college faculty is Old Testament scholar Adam Howell, who will serve as an assistant professor of Old Testament interpretation, and counselor Andrew Rogers joins Boyce as an assistant professor of biblical counseling and program coordinator for the biblical counseling major.
"I’m thankful that Adam Howell has taken on this new responsibility for Boyce College in teaching Old Testament,” said Mohler, president of Boyce College and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, which houses the college. “He comes with a great combination of pastoral experience and experience in the classroom. He is a scholar of the Old Testament with a proven ability to inspire college students to want to know more about God’s Word."
Howell, a master of divinity (2007) and doctor of philosophy (2015) graduate of Southern Seminary, has served as an adjunct instructor of biblical studies at Boyce College since 2013 and as an adjunct instructor of Old Testament interpretation at Southern Seminary since 2014. He has taught Hebrew extensively at both the college and seminary level. His research appeared in several academic publications, including the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament and the Journal of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and he presented a paper at the 2015 annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. Howell teaches an adult Bible fellowship group at Ninth & O Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky.
"At the center of our academic mission is to introduce every student in every major to the centrality and trustworthiness of biblical revelation. Our biblical studies faculty thus play a critical role in accomplishing that mission,” said Matthew Hall, dean of Boyce College. “Adam Howell is a proven teacher and scholar who has already become one of our most popular professors over the past several years. I am overjoyed by his addition to the full-time faculty and eager to see how the Lord will use him in this post."
Rogers is completing his Ph.D. in biblical counseling at Southern Seminary, after earning his M.Div. and master of arts in biblical counseling from The Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, California, in 2006. He is also a fellow and board member with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) and previously served in several ministry positions, including as pastor of soul care at College Park Church in Indianapolis, Indiana.
"One of our most important programs at Southern Seminary and Boyce College is biblical counseling,” Mohler said. “Andrew Rogers will bring outstanding leadership to the Boyce College program, preparing a new generation of young people to counsel on the basis of the unqualified truthfulness, authority, and sufficiency of Scripture. Rogers comes with a long tenure of experience in biblical counseling and is a leader in the field. We eagerly look forward to him joining the Boyce College faculty."
Rogers previously served as an adjunct professor at Boyce in 2014, and recently worked as an adjunct at three separate institutions, including Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. His scholarly writing appeared in the Journal of Biblical Counseling.
"The growth and strength of Boyce College's biblical counseling major is one of the most significant developments in our institutional history,” Hall said. “As we identified the right person to lead that program into the future, it quickly became evident that Andrew Rogers was that person. He is already a proven leader and scholar within the field and an excellent teacher, as well as a man with remarkable pastoral insight. I am delighted that he will bring those abilities not only to the classroom, but to the entire campus community.”
Both Rogers and Howell will begin teaching for the 2017-2018 academic year.