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Statement of Faith

The Evangelical Homiletics Society (EHS) is founded on a core set of theological beliefs. This statement of faith outlines our understanding of scripture, the nature of God, and the importance of Jesus Christ. By adhering to these central doctrines, the EHS aims to ensure that our approach to homiletics is firmly rooted in biblical truth. We believe this foundation is essential for effective preaching that transforms lives.

The Bible

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.


We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.


We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

Holy Spirit

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.


We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and that they are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.


We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Board of Directors

Kristopher Barnett, Ph.D.


Kristopher Barnett, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Clamp Divinity School at Anderson University (SC)

Greg Hollifield

Vice President and Book Review Editor

Greg Hollifield, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Union University's Memphis College of Urban and Theological Studies (TN)

Chris Rappazini


Chris Rappazini, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Leadership, Center for Leadership and Organizations at Anderson University (SC)

Scott M Gibson

Scott M. Gibson, D.Phil.

Professor of Preaching 
Holder of the David E. Garland Chair of Preaching
Director of the Ph.D. Program in Preaching
Baylor University's Truett Seminary (TX)

Dennis Phelps

Communication Coordinator

Dennis Phelps, Ph.D.

Pastor of Coronado Baptist Church
Hot Springs Village, AR

Members at Large


Casey Barton, Ph.D.

Director of the Pastoral Ministry Program at Lancaster Bible College Capital Seminary and Graduate School
Lancaster, PA


Tyshawn Gardner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies
Director of thePre-Ministerial Scholars Programs
Samford University
Birmingham, AL


Alison Gerber

Ph.D. Student in Preaching, Baylor University's Truett Seminary (TX)
Former Pastor, Second Congregational Church Peabody, MA

Russell St John

Russell St. John, Ph.D.

Lead Pastor of Twin Oaks Presbyterian Church
Visiting Instructor of Homiletics at Covenant Theological Seminary
St. Louis, MO

Joshua Peeler

Joshua Peeler, Ph.D.

Senior Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Albany, LA

Emily Gierer

Emily Gierer, Ph.D.

Pastor, St. Timothy's Church, Stors, CT

Cameron Thomas

Cameron Thomas

Pastor, Hutchinson Missionary Baptist Church, Montgomery, AL

Articles and Bylaws

The Evangelical Homiletics Society operates under a defined set of articles and bylaws. This framework establishes the society's structure and governance, outlining the rights and responsibilities of members and leadership. By adhering to these bylaws, the EHS ensures transparency and fosters a productive environment for the exchange of ideas and the advancement of biblical preaching.

The name of the Corporation is Evangelical Homiletics Society, Inc. For the purposes of this Corporation, Evangelical is defined by the National Association of Evangelicals Statement of Faith. See Article X