Dr. Rhonda H. Kelley

Dr. Rhonda H. KelleyPresident's Wife, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Adjunct Professor of Women’s Ministry, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Office: President's Home
Office Phone: (504) 282-4455, ext. 8588
Fax: (504) 816-8439
Home Phone: (504) 283-0804
E-Mail: rkelley@nobts.edu

Education

  • Advanced Certificate in Women's Ministry, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA, 2001
  • Basic Certificate in Women's Ministry, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA, 2000
  • Ph.D. in Special Education and Speech Pathology, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, 1983
  • M.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology, Baylor University, Waco, TX, 1975
  • B.A. in Speech Pathology and Audiology, Baylor University, Waco, TX, 1974
  • Graduate of John F. Kennedy High School, New Orleans, LA 1970

Teaching Specializations

  • Women's Ministry
  • Ministry Wives
  • Communication/Voice Care
  • Etiquette

Ministry Experience

  • Adjunct Professor of Women's Ministry, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1985-present
  • Advisor, Women's Academic Programs, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1997 - 2012
  • Associate Director, Innovative Evangelism, New Orleans, LA, 1988 - present
  • Director, Women's Enrichment Ministry, First Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA, 1991 - present
  • Inspirational Christian Speaker and Writer, presently
  • Member, Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, 1990 - present
  • TV/Radio Host, "A Word for Women" broadcast twice weekly on WBSN-FM and local network, New Orleans, LA, 1983 - 2005
  • Member, Foundation Board, First Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA, 1997 - 2003
  • Chairman, Deacon Nominating Committee, First Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA, 1995 - 1996
  • Chairman, Missions Committee, First Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA, 1991 - 1994
  • Director, Girls in Action, First Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA, 1982 - 1997
  • Director, Woman's Missionary Union, First Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA, 1980 - 82

Publications

Books

  • Manageing Editor, The Devotional for Women. Nashville, TN: Broadman-Holman 2015.
  • Author, Life Lessons from Women of the Bible. Nashville, TN: Lifeway, 2015.
  • Author, Talking is a Gift: Communication Skills for Women. Nashville, TN: Broadman-Holman Academics, 2014.
  • Managing Editor, The Study Bible for Women. Nashville, TN. Broadman-Holman, 2014.
  • Author, Divine Discipline: How to Develop and Maintain Self-Control. Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing, 2014
  • Managing Editor, Women's Evangelical Commentary: Old Testament, Nashville, TN. Broadman-Holman, 2011.
  • Managing Editor, Women's Evangelical Commentary: New Testament, Nashville, TN. Broadman-Holman, 2011.
  • Author, Joyful Living: A Personal Study of Philippians. Birmingham, AL: New Hope, 2011.
  • Author, Personal Discipline: A Biblical Study of Self-Control and Perserverance. Birmingham, AL: New Hope, 2011.
  • Author, Servant Leadership: A Biblical Study for Becoming a Christlike Leader. Birmingham, AL: New Hope, 2011.
  • Author, True Contentment: A Biblical Study for Achieving Satisfaction in Life. Birmingham, AL: New Hope, 2010.
  • Author, Personal Holiness: A Biblical Study for Developing a Holy Lifestyle. Birmingham, AL: New Hope, 2010.
  • Author, Spiritual Wellness: A Personal Bible Study of Colossians. Birmingham, AL: New Hope, 2010.
  • Co-Author, Don't Miss the Blessing. Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing, 2010.
  • Author, Raising Moms: Daughters Caring for Their Mothers in Their Later Years, Birmingham, AL: New Hope, 2006
  • Co-Editor and Contributor, The New King James Woman's Study Bible. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishing, 1995.
  • Numerous other publications in books and periodicals.

Chapters, Articles, etc...

  • Contributor, Recovering the Christian Woman’s Home. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2013.
  • Contributor, The Hidden Person of the Heart: Discovering What God Says About and to Women Through the Scriptures. Naples, FL: Books of Hope, 2011.
  • Contributor, One Year Women’s Devotional. Colorado Springs: Nav Press, 2011.
  • Contributor, Transformed Lives: Taking Women’s Ministry to the Next Level. Nashville, TN: LifeWay, 2000.
  • “Dining Etiquette,” Interpersonal Relationship Skills for Ministers, New Orleans, LA: Dinstuhl Printing, 2002.
  • Contributor, HeartCall: The Call to Prayer. Alpharetta, GA: North American Mission Board, 1998.
  • Contributor, Women Reaching Women: Beginning and Building a Growing Women’s Ministry, Nashville, TN; LifeWay, 1997.
  • Bible Study Lessons for Virtue Magazine, 1996-present.
  • Guest Editorials for Louisiana Baptist Message, 1988-91.
  • Guidance material for Youth Discipleship Training Curriculum, Southern Baptist Convention, 1985.

Denominational Work

  • Advisory Board Member, Southern Baptist Convention Ministers' Wives, 2010-present
  • President, Southern Baptist Convention Ministers' Wives, 2009-2010
  • Advisory Board Member, Women's Ministry Network, 2009 - present
  • Advisory Council, Women's Enrichment Ministry Council, LifeWay Christian Resources, 1995-present
  • Member, Seminary Women's Network, 1991 - present
  • Member, New Orleans Baptist Seaman's Service Board, 1997 - present
  • Member, Local ACTS-TV Board, 1994 - 2005
  • Executive Board, Louisiana Baptist Convention, 1994 - 1999
  • Member, SBC Women's Ministry Study Group, 1992-93
  • Member, Southern Baptist Convention, Resolutions Committee, 1987 and 1988
  • Steering Committee, DaySpring Women's Conference, Home Mission Board, 1988-89
  • Vice President, SBC Ministers' Wives Association, 1990

Professional Experience

  • Consultant, Ochsner Craniofacial Team, Ochsner Medical Institutions, New Orleans, LA, 1993-1996
  • Director, Division of Communicative Disorders, Ochsner Medical Institutions, New Orleans, LA, 1981-1993
  • Speech and Language Pathologist, Child Development Center, Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, LA, 1978-1993
  • Contract Teacher, Department of Special Education, University of New Orleans, 1990-92
  • Speech and Language Pathologist, Jefferson Speech and Language Center, Metairie, LA, 1977-78
  • Speech and Language Pathologist, Children's Hospital, New Orleans, LA, 1975-1977

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