The Keith Willhite

EHS Presenters Award

In 2003 the Evangelical Homiletics Society established the Keith Willhite Award in memory of Dr. Keith Willhite, the late cofounder and second president of our guild. The award recognizes an outstanding paper presented at the annual gathering of the EHS, reflecting the highest of standards in research, analysis, insight, critical thinking, passion, and professional standards in evangelical homiletics, as demonstrated in the life of our friend, colleague, and visionary cofounder. These papers are published in the Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society.
The Keith Willhite

EHS Presenters Award

In 2003 the Evangelical Homiletics Society established the Keith Willhite Award in memory of Dr. Keith Willhite, the late cofounder and second president of our guild. The award recognizes an outstanding paper presented at the annual gathering of the EHS, reflecting the highest of standards in research, analysis, insight, critical thinking, passion, and professional standards in evangelical homiletics, as demonstrated in the life of our friend, colleague, and visionary cofounder. These papers are published in the Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society.

2022 - Patricia Batten

“Toward a Homiletic of Belonging: Evangelical Preaching & the Transformation of People with Intellectual Disability”

2021 - Jeremy McClung

“In View of God’s Mercy: Evoking and Invoking Gratitude In Preaching”

2019 – Dongjin Park

“Martyn Lloyd-Jones, the Sealing of the Spirit, and its Homiletical Implications”

2018 – Joshua Peeler

“A Stylistic Analysis of African American Cultural Distinctions in the Preaching of Robert Smith, Jr.”

2017 – Alex Kato

“The Theology behind the Books We Choose”

2016 – Nathan Wright

“The Viceregal Homiletic”

    Past Winners

    Grant Requirements

    • This scholarship is open to all members of EHS enrolled at the PhD level of graduate study;
    • The applicant must submit an original piece of writing, which is coherent in its own right, and does not depend on knowledge of a wider thesis;
    • The submission must focus on research regarding a relevant issue in homiletics;
    • The length of the research will be 15,000 – 20,000 words, follow the current JEHS style guide for articles;
    • The target readers are evangelical professors of homiletics;
    • A note from an instructor/program director/dean declaring that s/he has read the student’s work and recommends it for submission must be included with the submission;

    Deadline for submissions is July 31st.

    Evaluation

    • A jury of EHS members will use a pre-approved rubric to evaluate the essay “blindly” based on relevance to the teaching of biblical preaching and the EHS confessional statement, and determine a recipient;
    • The Board will notify the students of the decisions prior to the EHS annual conference;
    • Recipient will be recognized at the annual EHS conference, may be given an option of presenting the research during the EHS annual conference and possibly published in a future issue of the JEHS;

    Grant Winners

    First place grant winners will receive:

    ▸ $2,000 Scholarship

    ▸ Free regular admission to the EHS Annual Conference

    ▸ Meals while at the Annual Conference