SBUBolivar, Missouri Est. 1878

Courts Redford College at Southwest Baptist University

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Mike Fuhrman
Department Chair
(417) 328-1773

Mike Fuhrman
Duke Jones
Prosperly Lyngdoh
Kelly Malone

Mission Statement

The Courts Redford College of Theology and Ministry endeavors from a Christian perspective to teach students the Bible, our Christian heritage, and spiritual formation, and to prepare students for professional church vocations.


Dr. Duke Jones

Duke Jones
Duke Jones
Professor of Christian Education
Southwest Baptist University
Work 1600 University Avenue, 200·E Jim Mellers Center
Bolivar, MO 65613
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Current Research Projects: Jones received the 2005-06 Faculty Technology Fellowship and is researching Wireless in the Classroom.

He has also published numerous Bible studies for Interl'inc. He is a contributing author in the Convention Press publication Fake Answers and the Student Discipleship Training Network. He recently published a research article in Youth Ministry Update.

Why do you enjoy teaching at SBU? "I enjoy teaching at SBU because I love students. I love to equip them to be Kingdom builders."

Educational and Professional Background: Jones holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies Education from Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana. He has earned a Master of Arts in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas. He has earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Ministries from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was licensed to the ministry by the First Baptist Church, Minden, Louisiana. Jones has twenty-one years of experience in Christian education.

Jones has taught undergraduate and graduate courses: Introduction to Christian Education, Youth Ministry in the Church, Children’s Ministry in the Church, Adult Ministry in the Church, Principles of Teaching, Church and Denominational Administration, Contemporary Youth Issues, Purpose-driven Youth Ministry, Youth Education in the Church, Apprenticeship in Christian Education, Old Testament History, New Testament History, The Gospel of Mark, and The Synoptic Gospels.

Dr. Jones has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, B.H. Carroll Institute, Rockbridge Seminary, and Dallas Baptist University. He has led conferences for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Tarrant Baptist Association, and Rockbridge Seminary.

Faith Dedications: Jones has served as a minister in six churches in Louisiana, Texas, and Missouri. Jones is a member of Baptist Association of Christian Educators, Youth Ministry Educators forum, and In-Service Guidance Association.