JERRY HORNER enjoyed a career of 47 years as a university professor and administrator. During that time he was the founding dean of the School of Divinity at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he served for thirteen years, the chairman of the theology department and later the dean of the graduate School of Theology at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the chairman of the theology department at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri. He has also served as the president of Bethesda Christian College in Anaheim, California, the dean of Peniel College of Higher Education in Brentwood, Essex, England, and the dean of the School of Religious Studies at Beacon University in Columbus, Georgia. Dr. Horner received the B.A. degree from Union University and the B.D., M.Div., and Th.D degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also did postgraduate studies at Manchester University and Cambridge University, England. He is the author of several popular biographies and other publications in the public area, as well as many books and articles in theological and educational journals, commentaries, biblical encyclopedias and dictionaries, and other publications. He is the New Testament editor of the highly acclaimed Spirit-Filled Life Bible. He is listed in numerous biographical publications, including Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Religion, and Who’s Who in American Education. In 1999 he received the prestigious Christian Statesman of the Year award, presented by the Third World Leadership Association.
Dr. Horner is a divinely appointed teacher “in faith and truth” (1 Tim. 2:7). Since being ordained and becoming a pastor at the age of 18, he has served as pastor and interim pastor of churches in Tennessee, Texas, Missouri and Alabama. His international ministry takes him throughout the world to preach and teach at churches, conventions, conferences, seminars, and similar meetings. He taught a weekly Bible lesson for two years on national television and appears as a regular guest on various local and national radio and television programs, both in the U. S. A. and abroad. In addition, he engages in extensive mission work, a ministry that has taken him to more than 100 countries on six continents and many islands. Besides serving as a university professor and administrator, he functions as the executive director of New Creation Ministries, an organization that provides discipleship and leadership training for indigenous churches in mission areas throughout the world.