J. Kent Edwards
Professor of Preaching and Leadership
Director, Doctor of Ministry Program
- D.Min., Denver Conservative Baptist Seminary
- M.Div., Tyndale Seminary
- B.Th, Canadian Bible College
Dr. Edwards' ambition is to change people's lives with the Word of God and equip others to do the same. Known for his passion for preaching, he brings to the classroom over 20 years of pastoral experience, both as a senior pastor and a church planter. In addition to ministering regularly at churches throughout the country, Dr. Edwards is a popular conference and seminar speaker and lectures internationally in academic settings. Dr. Edwards previously served on the faculty of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has published numerous articles and papers in the area of homiletics and is the author of Effective First-Person Biblical Preaching, published by Zondervan. Dr. Edwards serves as Executive Secretary of the Association of Doctor of Ministry Education (ADME) and is the past president of the Evangelical Homiletics Society (EHS). Contemporary issues in preaching, pastoral ministry concerns and leadership development are some of Edwards' professional interests.
- Evangelical Homiletics Society
- Academy of Homiletics
- Association of Doctor of Ministry Education
Deep Preaching: Creating Sermons that Go Beyond the Superficial, published by B & H Academic. August 2009
Effective First-Person Biblical Preaching. Zondervan, released September, 2005.
The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching. Contributed two chapters. Zondervan 2005. Haddon Robinson and Craig Brian Larson, General Editors
Contributor, It's All About How You Tell It Baker, 2003 by Haddon and Torrey Robinson.
Contributing author, Perfect Illustrations for Every Topic and Occasion, Tyndale House Publishers, Craig Brian Larsen ed.
“What Will I Serve For Dinner?” in the 2008 Jan/Feb issue of Preaching, the Professional Journal for Preachers.
“Why Preach?” Article accepted for publication in June 2005 edition of the JEHS - Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society
“Introductions.”, “Conclusions.” Practical Encyclopedia of Biblical Preaching, Zondervan, 2004.
“Blockbuster Preaching.” CONTACT, Winter 2004.
Published a series of articles for preachingtoday.com:“Language of Application, Jigsaw Puzzle Sermons” and “Good Sermon - Wrong Text”, 2001