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Dr. Hawkins currently serves as the Vice Provost of Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA. He also serves on the Executive Board for the American Association of Christian Counselors.
He is a pastor, author and frequent presenter at AACC’s regional and national conferences; Marriage and Family Conferences; Christian Camps and Men’s Retreats.
Dr. Hawkins authored Strengthening Marital Intimacy and The Quick Reference Guide to Biblical Counseling with Dr. Tim Clinton. He is a contributing author to recent publications; the Hope in Winter, Totally Sufficient, The Complete Marriage Manual and Christian Counseling Today.
A graduate of Davis Bible College, Dr. Hawkins received; a B.A. from Barrington College, an M. Div. from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, a D. Min. from Westminster Theological Seminary, an Education Specialists degree from Lynchburg College, and an Ed. D. from Virginia Tech.
Scott M. Gibson is the Haddon W. Robinson Professor of Preaching and Ministry, Director of the Center for Preaching, Director of the Th.M. Program in Preaching, and Director of the A.J. Gordon Guild (a Ph.D. program in relationship with London School of Theology) at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts.
Professor Gibson is a native of New Castle, Pennsylvania. He attended the Pennsylvania State University where he majored in education. After completing the Master of Divinity degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Gibson continued his studies at Princeton Theological Seminary where he was awarded the Master of Theology degree (homiletics), the University of Toronto where he earned a master's degree (church history), and the University of Oxford where he engaged in doctoral studies (church history), concentrating on the life and work and preaching of A.J. Gordon.
Upon his return from Britain in 1985, Professor Gibson served as a pastor and interim pastor at churches in Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts.
Dr. Gibson is co-editor with Keith Willhite of The Big Idea of Biblical Preaching, (Baker 1998) and editor of Making a Difference in Preaching: Haddon Robinson on Biblical Preaching (Baker 1999), Preaching to a Shifting Culture: 12 Perspectives on Preaching that Connects (Baker 2004), Contemporary Baptists and Historic Faith (Principle Press 2005) and Preaching the Old Testament (Baker 2006). He is author of A.J. Gordon: American Premillennialist (University Press of America 2001), Preaching for Special Services (Baker 2001), Should We Use Someone Else’s Sermon? Preaching in a Cut and Paste World (Zondervan 2008), editor of commemorative edition of A.J. Gordon’s How Christ Came to Church (Kregel 2010) and Preaching with a Plan: Sermon Strategies for Growing Mature Believers (Baker 2012). He has contributed articles to books and several journals, in addition to having other writing projects in hand. He serves as editor of The Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society and was editor of the ABE Journal for 14 years.
Dr. Gibson is an ordained Baptist minister. He is past-president and co-founder of the Evangelical Homiletics Society, a member of the Academy of Homiletics, and the Evangelical Theological Society. Contemporary issues in preaching, pastoral ministry concerns, the history of preaching and the history of evangelicalism, and discipleship are some of Gibson's professional interests.
Dr. Gibson and his wife, Rhonda, live in Beverly, Massachusetts.