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Professor Feature - Dr. Doug Bookman

Students in our one year seminary take courses through Shepherds Theological Seminary. This means they receive top-notch instruction from a great faculty. Dr. Doug Bookman is one of these faculty members and has been instrumental in helping start and sustain The WEST Institute. Our students take multiple courses from Dr. Bookman each year. He also leads our students on a two week trip to Israel each December as part of the annual Israel Initiative.

We are pleased to share with you the following videos of Dr. Bookman lecturing. 


Dr. Bookman - The WEST InstituteDr. Bookman - Old Testament SurveyDr. Bookman - HazorDr. Bookman - The Son Of God - What Does That Mean?

Dr. Bookman - The Importance Of The Old TestamentDr. Bookman - The Just And The Justifier Dr. Bookman - Caesarea MaritimaDr. Bookman From Jezreel - Death Of Saul And Ahab

The Passion Week Part 1 - Dr. BookmanThe Passion Week Part 2 - Dr. BookmanHow Geography Influenced The Spread Of The GospelDr. Bookman - Shiloh

Please visit Dr. Bookman's website for additional resources.

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 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 Shepherds Theological Seminary faculty in August, 2009. He heads up the student recruitment and teaches in the area of New Testament Exposition. Dr. Bookman also enjoys leading numerous study trips to Israel which includes an annual trip specifically designed for our STS students.