Meet Dr. Kenneth Gore

Professor of Biblical Studies

Dr. Ken Gore
Office: College of Christian Faith
(214) 333-7454

Educational Background

  • B.A., Hannibal-LaGrange College
  • M.Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Areas of Teaching at DBU

  • Anything Old Testament-related— OT Survey, upper-level OT courses
  • Biblical Interpretation
  • Hebrew

Dr. Kenneth Gore's Background

Previous Work Experience

  • Professor of Christian Ministries, Williams Baptist College, 1998-2017
  • Chair of the Department of Christian Ministries at WBC, 1999-2017
  • Pastor, Loco Baptist Church, Loco, Oklahoma, 1991-1998
  • IMB Journeyman to Scotland, 1985-1987


  • Wrote the column “Baptists Ask,” for the Arkansas Baptist News from October 2001 to March 2020
  • “Preparing Students for Small Church Ministry,” in Leadership in Small Churches, edited by Kelly Malone and Ben D. Craver (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2021), 87-96.


  • Recipient of the Lewis W. Newman Award for Ministry Guidance by the Association of Ministry Guidance Professionals, May 2020
  • President, National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, SW Region, 2014-2015
  • Young Alumnus Award, Hannibal-La Grange College, November 1998

Dr. Gore's Story


Dr. Ken Gore was originally from northeast Missouri but spent most of his childhood in the St. Louis area. He began his journey with Christ at age 10. Even though he grew up going to church, he really didn’t understand who Jesus was until then. Ever since that day, his life has revolved around God and His love.

A Call to Ministry

Dr. Gore felt the call into ministry at age 16, then headed to Hannibal-La Grange College for his BA in Bible. When he finished college, he headed overseas to serve a church in Scotland for two years through the International Mission Board’s Journeyman program. Once he finished his work in Scotland, he came to Texas to continue his religious studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. As he was working on his M.Div., God began to show him a love for education, especially in Old Testament studies. After he completed his Master’s degree, Dr. Gore worked on his Ph.D. in Old Testament, concentrating on wisdom literature (most notably the Book of Job).

While working on his degrees at Southwestern, Dr. Gore met and married the love of his life, Becky. She may be a native Texan, but she spent much of her childhood in Brazil (her parents were missionaries for nearly 40 years). The couple served a small church in Oklahoma while Dr. Gore worked on his Ph.D.; he preached, and she played piano. They have been blessed with one son, who is a great joy to them! In 1998, he became a faculty member at Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. One year later, Dr. Gore became chair of the Department of Christian Ministries. Throughout his time there, he preached and served in churches throughout Arkansas. He also served as a deacon at FBC, Walnut Ridge. In the early 2000s, DBU invited Dr. Gore to serve as an adjunct professor. For about 16 years, he taught 2-3 times a year when he would visit Becky’s family. In 2017, the Lord called them to serve full-time at DBU, after 19 years at WBC. Dr. Gore now serves as a Professor of Biblical Studies in the College of Christian Faith.

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Traveling to new places
  • Sudoku
  • Reading: At any given time, Dr. Gore is reading 2-3 books at once (a habit he picked up in college!).
Church Membership

Dr. Gore loves the church, and his goal is to serve his home church (First Baptist, Duncanville) as much as possible as well as others throughout the Metroplex.

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