Dr. W. Hulitt Gloer joined the faculty of Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary as professor of Preaching and Christian Scripture from First Baptist Church, Corpus Christi.
A 1972 Baylor graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Greek and Religion, Gloer received a Master of Divinity degree cum laude from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 1975 as well as the seminary's Michael Wilson Keith Prize in Homiletics, and earned his doctorate in New Testament Studies in 1981 from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also has studied at Hebrew-Union College in Cincinnati and completed post-graduate work at Eberhard-Karls University in Tubingen, Germany, and Cambridge University in England.
Before joining First Baptist Church, Corpus Christi, as pastor in 1997, Gloer served as a professor at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo., from 1983-96, assistant professor at North American Baptist Seminary in Sioux Falls, S.D., from 1981-83, adjunct teacher at Shalom-Ecumenical Center for Continuing Education at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, and Instructor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary from 1979-81. He also has served as pastor of churches in Monroeville, Pa., and Rock Valley, Iowa; as interim pastor for numerous congregations in Missouri, Michigan and Texas; and as youth minister at First Baptist Church, Georgetown, Texas (1968-69), First Baptist Church, Waco, Texas (1970-72) and Auburndale Baptist Church in Louisville Kentucky (1973-74).
The editor of several books as well as author of As You Go: An Honest Look at Jesus' First Disciples and An Exegetical and Theological Study of Paul's Understanding of new Creation and Reconciliation in 2 Cor. 5:14-21. Gloer has written several articles for such publications as Biblical Illustrator, Mercer Commentary and Dictionary of the Bible, Review and Expositor, Perspectives in Religious Studies, Baptist Peacemaker, and Layman's Bible Dictionary. A leader of Bible conferences and studies throughout the U.S., Gloer is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, Catholic Biblical Association, and National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, for whom he served as central states region president from 1990-91.
His honors include Who's Who in Religion, Who's Who in Biblical Studies and Archaeology, Outstanding Young Men in America, Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, and Personalities of the South. Dr. Gloer has recently completed an article on "Liturgical Elements in the Apocalypse" for Review & Expositor. Other current projects include a commentary on 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus for the new Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary and a book on discipleship in the New Testament. Gloer and his wife, Sheila, a lecturer in the Baylor School of English, have two sons: Jeremy, a police officer, and Joshua, the production coordinator for a film company in Hollywood.