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Dr. Joe Sherrer

Dr. Joe Sherrer

Professor of Discipleship & Ministry Leadership

Office: Ministry-Based in Oklahoma
Office Phone: 405-703-2863
Fax: Please email.
E-Mail: jsherrer@nobts.edu


  • Ed. D. Occupational and Adult Education, Oklahoma State University 1999
  • MA in Religious Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 1975
  • B. A. Mathematics Education, Oklahoma State University 1973

Teaching Experience

  • Professor of Adult Education, occupying the John T. Sisemore Chair of Christian Education, New Orleans Baptist
  • Degree and Curriculum Planning Consultant for Graduate Faculty, Odessa Theological Seminary, Odessa, Ukraine 2012
  • Adjunct Professor, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, Texas 1998
  • Guest Instructor in Principles of Adult Education, Oklahoma State University in Tulsa, Oklahoma 1997
  • Instructor, Seminary Extension Center in Capital Baptist Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1976

Teaching Specializations

  • Leadership, Discipleship, Adult Education, Foundations of Education

Ministry Experience

  • Executive Pastor, First Southern Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, OK August 2009-January 2019.
  • Minister of Education, Southern Hills Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, OK 1990-2000..
  • Associate Director of the Department of Religious Education, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK. 1986-1990.
  • Director of Education and Promotion, Union Baptist Association, Norman, OK. 1983-1986.
  • Minister of Education, Trinity Baptist Church, Norman, OK. 1978-1982.
  • Minister of Education, First Baptist Church, Clinton, OK. 1977-1978.
  • Minister of Education, Kelham Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, OK. 1975-1977.


Articles and Books
  • Numerous articles in such denominational publications as Leading Adults, Mature Living, Sunday School Leadership, Adult Leadership, Growing Churches and adult Sunday School curriculum.
  • “Different Paths to Follow,” in Teaching Adults: A Guide for Transformational Teaching. Rick Edwards, comp. Nashville: LifeWay, 2000.
  • “See the World Around the Path,” in Teaching Adults: A Guide for Transformational Teaching. Rick Edwards, comp. Nashville: LifeWay, 2000.
  • Teaching Adults: Video Vignettes. Nashville: LifeWay, 2000.
  • Adult Class Leader Administration Kit. Nashville: LifeWay, 1999.
  • The Leading Edge: Married Adults—An Interactive Sunday School Leadership Training Video Program. Dallas: Sampson, 1994.
  • Adult Sunday School Handbook. Nashville: Convention, 1993.
  • Your Role As an Adult Class Member. Nashville: Baptist Sunday School Board, 1987.

Denominational Leadership

  • Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK, Trustee, 2014 to present.
  • Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, Trustee, 1995-2000.
  • Member of the Nominating Committee of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, Member, 1997-1998.
  • President (and other offices) of the Oklahoma Baptist Ministers of Education Association, 1975-2000. President of the Baptist Association of Christian Educators (national), 2009-2010.
  • Various state and association committees and positions including Associational Sunday School Director, Association Discipleship Training Director, Associational Vacation Bible School Director, Associational Personnel Committee member, Associational Executive Board member, 1975-2010 in Capital, Union, and Concord-Kiowa Baptist Associations in Oklahoma.

Professional Organization Memberships

  • American Association of Adult and Continuing Education, 2000 to 2009.
  • American Educational Research Association, member 2002-2003
  • Association of Baptist Ministries with the Aging, 2001 to 2009.
  • Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, member 2004 to 2009.
  • American Society on Aging, 2001 to 2009.
  • Baptist Association of Christian Educators, 2001 to present.
  • National Association of Single Adult Ministers, 2001 to 2009.
  • North American Professors of Christian Education, member 2004 to 2009, 2017 to present.


  • Ordained by The Baptist Temple, Oklahoma, in September, 1978. Dr. Finley Tinnin, pastor.
  • Distinguished Leader Award, Baptist Association of Christian Educators, 2018.
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