Ralph Douglas West, D.Min

Ralph Douglas West, D.Min
W. Winfred and Elizabeth Moore Visiting Professor of Ministry Guidance
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W. Winfred and Elizabeth Moore Visiting Professor of Ministry Guidance

  • Ph.D. Student, Southwestern Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX, 2019-
  • D.Min., Samford University, Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, AL, 2004
  • M.Div., Biblical Languages Degree, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX, 1994
  • B.A., Philosophy/Religion, Bishop College, Dallas, TX, 1981

Ralph Douglas West is the Pastor and Founder of The Church Without Walls (Brookhollow Baptist Church, Houston, Texas).  He first preached as a sixteen year old in his native Houston.  The Church Without Walls began with 32 members and now embraces thousands of families meeting each Sunday. Pastor West is affectionately known as Pas.
Pastor West holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, AL; a Master of Divinity degree with Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX; and a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion and Philosophy from Bishop College, Dallas, TX.  Pastor West has also completed advanced studies at Cambridge and Oxford Universities and received an Honorary D.Div. degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center at Morehouse School of Religion, Atlanta, Georgia and Paul Quinn College, Dallas, Texas.
Although Pas can boast of a number of degrees, honors and associations, those who sit under his preaching would most aptly describe his attitude using Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 2:1:
“When I came to you, brothers, I did not come with eloquence or superior wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power, so that your faith might not rest on men's wisdom, but on God's power.”
—1 Corinthians 2:1-5

Course Taught at Baylor

REL 2480: Introduction to Ministry

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