Michael Fuhrman, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. in New Testament, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
    • Dissertation: A Redactional Study of Prayer in the Gospel of Luke
  • M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A. in History/Christianity, Southwest Baptist University

Selected Publications

  • 'Who Were the Pharisees?'  Biblical Illustrator,  XXIV  (Spring, 1998), 36 - 39.
  • 'A Profile of Judas Iscariot,'  Biblical Illustrator, XIX (Spring, 1994), 52 - 56.
  • 'First Century World Hunger,' Biblical Illustrator, XVIII (Spring, 1992), 52 - 56.
  • 'Riding a Colt,' Biblical Illustrator, XVII (Winter, 1991), 13 - 15.
  • “Roman Law,' in Holman Bible Dictionary, Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers.
  • 'The Tradition of the Elders,' Biblical Illustrator, XIV (Summer, 1988), 8 - 10.
  • 'The Tragicomedy of the Gospel,' Best Sermons 4, ed. James W. Cox
  • “The ‘Wilderness’ in Jesus’ Temptation,” The Illustrated Life of Jesus

Selected Presentations

  • Critical Book Review Presented at the 2000 Central States Regional Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature

Related Experience

  • More than 20 years experience as a pastor
  • One full unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
  • Graduate Work in Counseling at Murray State University
  • Adjunct Professor and Doctor of Ministry Supervisor, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Adjunct Professor, William Jewell College

Professional Organizations

  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Association of Ministry Guidance Professionals
    • National President, 2007 and 2016
    • Chair, National Board of Directors, 2018-2020

Honors and Awards

  • First Place Winner, Expository Category, 'Best Sermons 4' International Sermon Competition.  This was a competition sponsored by Harper Collins Publishers.  Over 2,400 sermons entered, with first prizes given in each of six different categories:  expository, pastoral, ethical, etc.
  • Who's Who in Religion
  • Walter Pope Binns Fellow, William Jewell College

Church/Community Service

  • Attends First Baptist Church, Bolivar