Dr. Hulitt Gloer To Join Truett Faculty As Professor Of Preaching

May 30, 2000

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Dr. W. Hulitt Gloer, pastor of First Baptist Church, Corpus Christi, will join the faculty of Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary as professor of preaching, President Robert B. Sloan Jr. announced today. Gloer's appointment is effective July 1.

"I'm excited about the opportunity to join the Truett Seminary faculty, and I look forward to the challenge of sharing the task of theological education with the wonderful faculty already assembled here," Gloer said. "It also is a privilege and an honor to have the opportunity to return to Baylor and to share in the university's commitment to train men and women for ministry in the churches."

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 congregations in Kansas City, Jefferson City and St. Louis, Mo.; and as youth minister in Louisville, Ky., First Baptist Church, Waco, from 1970-72, and Georgetown.

The editor of several books as well as author of As You Go: An Honest Look at Jesus' First Disciples and the in-progress Cross-Purposes: Discipleship in the Gospels and Acts, Gloer has written several articles for such publications as Biblical Illustrator, Mercer 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, Institute for Biblical Research, and National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, for whom he served as central states region president from 1990-91. Among 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.

Gloer and his wife, Sheila, a middle school teacher, have two sons: Jeremy, a student at William Jewell College, and Joshua, a student at the University of Missouri, Columbia.

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