Faculty & Staff

Dr. Jack Holland

Jack Holland
Russell F. and Marian J. Blowers Professor of Christian Ministries; Professor of Christian Care and Counseling

B.D. Phillips Building, 201
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Jack B. Holland, Ph. D., B.A. Lubbock Christian College; M.S. and PH.D., Texas Woman’s College

Ministry Experience: Over 15 years in youth, associate, college, and adult ministry

Dr. Holland joined the faculty in 2000, and is the Russell F. and Marian J. Blowers Professor of Christian Ministries. He grew up in the a cappella Churches of Christ and comes to Emmanuel from a fifteen-year ministry with the Singing Oaks Church of Christ in Denton, Texas. He first served as youth minister, then associate minister, college minister, and adult education minister. The last three years at Singing Oaks he also served on the staff as marriage and family therapist. For three years he conducted a private therapy practice as well. Prior to his years at Singing Oaks, he had five years of youth ministry experience in churches in Greeley, CO, and Canyon, TX. Dr. Holland is a graduate of Lubbock Christian College. He completed the M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Texas Woman’s University in 1995 and the Ph.D. in Family Studies in 1999. He has taken additional graduate studies at Abilene Christian University and West Texas State University.

Jack also has teaching experience, having been a graduate teaching assistant at Texas Woman’s University for a semester and summer, an instructor for one course each semester in 1998 at Texas Woman’s University, an adjunct faculty member at North Texas State University for a year and a half, and one semester as visiting professor at Texas Woman’s University. He is certified as a Pastoral Counseling Educator and frequently conducts workshops and seminars for churches on marriage, parenting, and other family issues.

Jack’s publications include:

  • Speaking Hope: The Body of Christ and Pastoral Counseling (2019)
  • “Narratives of Leadership Anxiety: Constructing a Story-formed Conversation for Managing Pastoral Dynamics.” The Journal of Christian Ministry (Doctor of Ministry Journal), no 1 (2009).
  • Guest Editor for Leaven, A Journal of Christian Ministry, 16. no. 3 (2008).
  • “Progressing Toward Ministry: Student Perceptions of the Dispositional Evaluation process at Emmanuel School of Religion.” Theological Education 41, no. 2 (2006): 31-39.
  • The article “Constructing Helpful Conversations: Solution-Focused Lay Pastoral Care in a Local Congregation.” Family and Community Ministries: Empowering Through Faith. 22, no. 2 (2007): 22-30 was republished in the inaugural issue of the open-access, online, peer-reviewed journal Family and Community Ministries as a “Best of article.”