Dr. Jerry Hopkins
Dr. Jerry Hopkins serves on the ETBU faculty as Professor of History. Dr. Hopkins’ research and work with the Billy Graham Center Archives enriched his understanding of both evangelical and non-evangelical traditions. Dr. Hopkins’ research and writing has focused on social, religious, political and moral problems, including racism.
Dr. Hopkins holds the B.A. and M.A. in history from Eastern Kentucky University (1968, 1969) and the Ph.D. in history from the University of Kentucky (1986). He has additional graduate studies at Regent’s Park College, Oxford University (England), Texas Christian University (Ph.D. studies in social and intellectual history), Stephen F. Austin State University, Louisiana Baptist University, Lexington Theological Seminary, West Texas A&M University, and Texas A&M University-College Station.
Professor Hopkins speaks each year to several professional and scholarly meetings such as East Texas Historical Association, Midwest Political Science Association, Southern Historical Association, Conference on Faith and History, Baptist History and Heritage Society and the Association for the Scientific Study of Religion—Southwest. He writes a weekly column for newspapers that appears regularly in such papers as the Marshall News Messenger and the Center Light and Champion. He has a book titled, Especially for You: Insights Into Life (2008) that presents a series of inspiring and informative essays on life challenges.