Douglas D. Bookman
Dr. Bookman completed his M.Div. and Th.M. at Central Baptist Theological Seminary, and his Th.D. at Dallas Theological Seminary.
After graduating from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College and Central Seminary, Dr. Bookman served as a pastor/teacher in Rock Falls, Wisconsin. He joined the faculty of Pillsbury College in 1973, taught there for eleven years, and eventually served as Chairman of the Bible Department.
Following his time as Professor of Bible at Pillsbury, Dr. Bookman continued to teach at various Bible colleges as well as to teach and pastor at local churches. During these years, Dr. Bookman began to see the need for a renewed emphasis on the life of Christ and the nation of Israel.
In 1987, Dr. Bookman joined the Bible Department faculty of The Master’s College. While there, he conceived, designed, and implemented the IBEX program, a semester-abroad program in Israel. In 1998, Dr. Bookman joined the Friends of Israel as a national representative. Throughout the years, he has taught at various colleges and seminaries, and has served as pastor and interim pastor at local churches. Much of his ministry in the last decade has focused on both Israel and the life of Christ, leading study trips to Israel, and speaking at Bible Conferences across the United States and abroad.
Dr. Bookman joined the STS faculty in August, 2009. He teaches in the area of Old and New Testament Exposition. Dr. Bookman also enjoys leading numerous study trips to Israel and Jordan, which includes an annual trip specifically designed for our STS students. This love for the biblical lands has made him an important contributor to Shepherds’ Department of Archaeology, where he functions as a field geographer of sorts, connecting the biblical text to the routes and regions of the land, and explaining how the land and text work together to tell the full narrative of Scripture.
Dr. Bookman and his wife, Diane, have three children and seven grandchildren.
BA Pillsbury Baptist Bible College
MDiv Central Baptist Theological Seminary
ThM Central Baptist Theological Seminary
ThD Dallas Theological Seminary
The Life of Christ