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Dr. Dennis Phelps

Professor of Preaching

Director of Alumni Relations and Church - Minister Relations

Occupying the J.D. Grey Chair of Preaching


  • Post-doctoral studies: Regent's Park College, Oxford University; Proclaimers Place through The Marshall Center for Christian Ministry, Georgetown College; Georgetown, KY (August 2009)
  • Ph.D. - Preaching; Biblical Studies minor - Southwestern Baptist Theo. Seminary; Ft. Worth, TX (December 1990)
  • Graduate Certificate: "Teaching in the 21st Century"; New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (May 2014)
  • M.Div. - triple major: Pastoral Ministries, Theology, Biblical Studies - New Orleans Baptist Theo. Seminary; New Orleans, LA (May 1981)
  • B.A. cum laude - Communication Arts / Public Speaking - Louisiana College; Pineville, LA (May 1978)

Teaching Specializations

  • Expository Preaching


(504) 282-4455 ext. 3332 | dphelps@nobts.edu
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Dennis Phelps brings to the classroom over 25 years of teaching at the seminary level in multiple institutions and contexts. His teaching has also included the contexts of India, Belarus, Indonesia, and the Far East. His preaching has extended to additional countries.

His interest centers on expository preaching, especially the original author’s intended meaning and purpose of the biblical text and its relationship to contemporary application and purpose. He is one of the founding members of the Evangelical Homiletics Society and has served twice as the guild’s president, as well as a member of the board and the executive committee.

He has served as an itinerant evangelist, staff evangelist, associate pastor, executive pastor, pastor, and interim pastor in Louisiana, Texas, Minnesota, South Dakota, Kentucky, and Arkansas, as well as a frequent conference speaker, revivalist, and workshop presenter.

He and his wife, Robbin, have two children and five grandchildren.