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Dr. Richard A. Brumback III, associate professor of Bible at Freed-Hardeman University, has been selected to succeed Dr. Justin Rogers as the director of the university’s Graduate School of Theology. The university announced earlier that Rogers would become the dean of the College of Biblical Studies at the end of the current academic year.

Brumback joined the FHU faculty in 2017 as the scholar-in-residence and was named associate professor in 2018. He holds the E. Claude and Delorese Gardner Chair of Excellence in Bible in the College of Biblical Studies and Graduate School of Theology. Prior to coming to FHU, he had been the director of the Southwest School of Bible Studies in Austin, Texas. He has preached at a number of churches in central Texas and currently preaches for the Christian Chapel Church of Christ in Wildersville, Tennessee.

“Dr. Brumback combines a love for the church with a long and successful career in academic administration and publication. He has worked closely with the Graduate School of Theology for the last five years and is well-suited to elevate our programs to the next level,” Rogers said.

In addition to his work at FHU, Brumback narrates videos for Bible Land Passages, a documentary series produced by World Video Bible School and available online at biblelandpassages.org.

He holds a Ph.D. in religion/historical theology from Baylor University, where his major field was early church history and theology. He earned an M.A. in theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and a Master of Engineering from Cornell University.

Freed-Hardeman University’s College of Biblical Studies offers Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in six areas of emphasis. In addition, the Graduate School of Theology offers six graduate programs: the Master of Arts in Ministry, the Master of Arts in Old Testament, the Master of Arts in New Testament, the Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling, the Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry. The Graduate School of Theology is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools.

The mission of Freed-Hardeman University is to help students develop their God-given talents for His glory by empowering them with an education that integrates Christian faith, scholarship and service. With locations in Henderson and Memphis, FHU offers associates, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees.