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Dennis J. Horton
Associate Director and J. David Slover Professor of Ministry Guidance
Dr. Horton is from Grand Prairie, Texas. He is a Baylor graduate (B.A., Religion and Greek), and holds graduate degrees from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Baylor University (Ph.D). He is married to Sara, from Conroe, Texas, and the Hortons have two sons (Josh and Joel). Dr. Horton is a former youth minister and pastor, having served churches in Texas, Indiana, Hong Kong, and Georgia. He has taught at Hong Kong Baptist University (1993-1995), Yonok College in Thailand (1995-1996), Brewton-Parker College in Georgia (1996-2001), Howard Payne University in Texas (2001-2005), and Baylor University (2005-Present).
Academic Interests and Research:
Practical Studies, Spiritual Formation, Emerging Church Movement, and Cross-Cultural Ministry
Professional Awards and Activities:
The Frank P. Forwood Award for Academic Excellence in Presented Research awarded March 7, 2009 by the Association for the Scientific Study of Religion-Southwest for the paper entitled, "Resurgent Calvinism among Young Conservative Christian Leaders and Its Implications for Women in Ministry"
Howard Payne University Award for Teaching Excellence, 2004-2005
Brewton-Parker College Teacher of the Year, 1998-1999
Grants and Fellowships:
A National Survey of Ministry Students-2007. University Research Grant (2007-2008) of $3,000 awarded to Dennis Horton by the Baylor University Research Committee.
"Winfred Moore: A Model for Ministry." Faculty Research Grant (2007-08) of $2,500 awarded to Dennis Horton and Doug Weaver by the Baylor University Institute for Oral History.
Selected Research Articles:
"Discerning Spiritual Discernment: Assessing Current Approaches for Understanding God's Will." The Journal of Youth Ministry (Spring 2009): 7–31.
"Ministry Student Ages of Conversion with Implications for Childhood Evangelism and Baptism Practices." The Christian Education Journal (Forthcoming, Spring 2010).
Death and Resurrection: The Shape and Function of a Literary Motif in the Book of Acts (Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2009).
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