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Ken Durham

Ken Durham Jr

College of Bible and Ministry

Batsell Barrett Baxter Chair of Preaching
Associate Professor


Ken teaches courses in ministry and preaching, as well as Freshman Bible. He came to Lipscomb following 35 years of full time church ministry; he most recently served as senior minster for the University Church of Christ on the campus on Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, and earlier, in Falls Church, Virginia, Springfield, Missouri, and Stamford, Connecticut, and also as a campus minister at the University of Texas and the University of Kentucky. He received his B.A. from Lipscomb, and his M.A. and Ph.D. Louisiana State University. He has written or co-written four books, including Speaking From the Heart. He serves on the editorial board of 21st Century Christian, and writes a regular column entitled “Good Humor.” From 1987 to 1990 he served as co-host with Harold Hazelip of the “Herald of Truth” television program. He is married to Nancy Magnusson Durham, a professor of psychology. He has two children, Jennifer and Gabriel, and a stepson, Cameron.