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Hobbs Spotlight: Dr. Alan Bandy

On most Fridays at the Hobbs Blog, we highlight something related to the Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry: faculty, publications, students, alumni, and the like. Today we’re highlighting one of our faculty members, Dr. Alan Bandy.

Dr. Alan Bandy

Dr. Bandy, Rowena R. Strickland Associate Professor of New Testament and Greek, has served at OBU since 2009. Prior to his appointment on Bison Hill, he was the Assistant Director of the Ph.D. program at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and an Assistant Professor of Christian Studies at Louisiana College. He is a graduate of Clear Creek Baptist Bible College (B.A. in Ministry, 1998); Mid-America Seminary (M.Div., 2002); and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Ph.D., 2007).

His area of expertise is the New Testament with a specialization in the Apocalypse of John. His dissertation, The Prophetic Lawsuit of Revelation, was published in the Sheffield New Testament Monograph Series (2010). He has also published several books and articles on Revelation as well as resources on Biblical Prophecy, Hermeneutics, Greek language, and Biblical backgrounds. Most recently, he has published an Apostolic Fathers Greek Reader (Wipf & Stock, 2018) and is finishing a book on Paul’s life and journeys with Baker Academic.

Alan married his high school sweetheart, Necoe, in 1995. They have five children: Alexandra, Josiah, Victoria, Mackenzie, and Titus. He has over twenty years of ministry experience having served as a student pastor, senior pastor, and interim pastor of churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Oklahoma. 

He is passionately committed to the Great Commission and regularly leads student GO trips to the Amazon basin and around the globe. He also leads academic study tours to Turkey and Israel.

Hobbs Spotlight

Hobbs Spotlight: The Hobbs College Library

On most Fridays at the Hobbs Blog, we hope to highlight something related to the Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry: faculty, publications, students, alumni, and the like. Today we’re starting off this series by highlighting another series from the Hobbs College, the Hobbs College Library. This series is designed to

[equip] Christians with tools for growing in the faith and for effective ministry. The library trains its readers in three major areas: Bible, theology, and ministry. The series originates from the Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry at Oklahoma Baptist University, where biblical, orthodox, and practical education lies at its core. Training the next generation was important for the great Baptist statesman Dr. Herschel H. Hobbs, and the Hobbs College that bears his name fosters that same vision.

The series is edited by Hobbs College Dean Heath Thomas and includes contributions from Hobbs College faculty (past and present), pastors, ministry leaders, and faculty from other institutions. Each volume is written with pastors and lay leaders in mind, so that, “Whether you are a seasoned church leader or a beginner in the faith,” every book in the series “will work to strengthen your knowledge of God and his Word, and will train you to minister according to his ways.”

The latest volume, Who Is the Holy Spirit?, by Dr. Malcolm Yarnell, Research Professor of Theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, can be purchased here. For more information about the Hobbs College Library, visit our B&H Academic page.