Howard Hendricks

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Howard Hendricks
Born Howard George Hendricks
April 5, 1924
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died February 20, 2013(2013-02-20) (aged 88)
Occupation Seminary Professor, Speaker
Nationality American
Subject Christian Education, Leadership, Bible Study Methods

Howard George Hendricks (April 5, 1924 – February 20, 2013) was a longtime professor at Dallas Theological Seminary[1] and speaker for Promise Keepers.[2] Upon his graduation from Dallas, Hendricks accepted the pastorate at Calvary Independent Presbyterian Church (now Calvary Bible Church) in Fort Worth, Texas. An opening on the seminary staff led Hendricks to begin teaching twice per week in the fall of 1951.[1] After one year on staff, Hendricks resigned his post to pursue a doctorate at Yale University. However, the founder and President of Dallas Theological Seminary, Lewis Sperry Chafer, died and the new President, John Walvoord, asked Hendricks to delay his doctorate and return to Dallas as a teacher.[3]

For over fifty years, Howard G. Hendricks was a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, where he taught "Bible Exposition and Hermeneutics" to freshmen.[1] He mentored many Christian leaders, including Chuck Swindoll, Tony Evans, Joseph Stowell and David Jeremiah.[1]

He was a keynote speaker for Promise Keepers and authored sixteen books. He ministered in over 80 countries, and he also served as chaplain for the Dallas Cowboys football team from 1976 to 1984.[1]

In 1986, the Howard G. Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership opened on the Dallas Theological Seminary campus. This ministry attempts to develop Christian leaders and future church curricula through a process of mentoring.


Journal Articles[edit]

  • "Reaping the Rewards of Senior Ministry." Bibliotheca Sacra vol 157 is 628, 2000. 387-396.
  • "Me, Myself, and My Tomorrows." Bibliotheca Sacra vol 157 is 627, 2000. 259-270.
  • "Rethinking Retirement." Bibliotheca Sacra vol 157 is 626, 2000. 131-140.
  • "The Other Side of the Mountain." Bibliotheca Sacra vol 157 is 625, 2000. 3-14.
  • "Lord, Change My Children's Father." Fundamentalist Journal vol 5 is 2, 1986. 51-52.
  • "A Shirt for Timmy : Teaching Children to Pray." Fundamentalist Journal vol 4 is 11, 1985. 53-54.
  • "The Art of Family Living." Fundamentalist Journal vol 3 is 9, 1984. 39-41.
  • "Preparing Young People for Christian Marriage." Bibliotheca Sacra vol 128 is , 1971. 245-262.
  • "Review of 'Leading a Church School.'" Christianity Today vol 13 is , 1969. 31-32.


  1. ^ a b c d e Berta Delgado (January 4, 2003). "Fruit Of His Labors (His big-name students call Hendricks a 'prof' like no other)". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2007-03-26. 
  2. ^ "Home Promise Keepers". Retrieved 2007-03-26. 
  3. ^ "Howard Hendricks's Obituary by Dallas Morning News". Retrieved 2014-04-10.