Kelly D. Pigott, Ph.D.

University Chaplain
Associate Professor of Theology

Logsdon School of Theology Affiliated Faculty
Hardin-Simmons University

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HSU is not only about academic excellence, it is a community where people are genuinely concerned about one another. It is also a place to grow spiritually, where an open dialogue can take place about God, ethics, and morality. The goal is not conformity but maturity. We want students to leave HSU with a spiritual foundation that looks beyond the easy answers. So that when they face their crises of belief, they have what it takes to persevere and prevail. This also means that we want Baptist students to leave inspired to be great Baptist leaders in their churches…and Methodists students to be great Methodist leaders, and Catholic students to be great Catholic leaders, and so on. At HSU, your education is not complete until it is “enlightened by faith.”

Degrees Earned:

Bachelor's ~ Religion and English ~ Samford University ~ 1985

Master's ~ M. Div ~ Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary ~ 1989

Doctorate ~ Church History ~ Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary ~ 1993

Courses Taught:

BIBL 1301 - Old Testament Survey

BIBL 1302 - New Testament Survey

CHST 4353 - Christian History

CHST 5353 - Christian History

MNST 2301 - Communication of the Gospel

MNST 3343 - Evangelism

MNST 6350 - Evangelism and Church Growth


HSU Administration

Lanny Hall, Ph.D., President
Thomas V. Brisco, Ph.D., Provost, Chief Academic Officer
Vicki House, M.B.A.,
Vice-President for Enrollment Management
Mike Hammack, M.B.A., Executive Director of Institutional Advancement
Harold Preston, M.B.A., Senior Vice-President for Finance, Chief Operations Officer
Dave Rozeboom, Ph.D., Senior Vice-President for Student Development

Seminary Trustee Advisory Board

Dr. Brent Gentzel, Kaufman
Mrs. Tina Hunter, Abilene, Chair
Dr. Jerry Joplin
, Lubbock
Mrs. Leigh King, Abilene
Rev. Joe Martinez, Houston
Mrs. Norma Schaffer, Abilene
Dr. Glen Schmucker, Fair Oaks Ranch

Logsdon Seminary Administration and Staff

Don Williford, Ph.D., Dean of Logsdon Seminary & School of Theology
Penny Gammill, A.A., Administrative Assistant to the Dean

Robert R. Ellis
, Ph.D.
, Associate Dean of Academics
Rosie Hollingsworth, M.M.A., Assistant to the Associate Dean of Academics

Ken Lyle, Jr.
, Ph.D.
, Director of the Master of Divinity Program
Randall Maurer, Ph.D., Director of Master of Arts in Family Ministry Program
Larry Baker, Th.D., Director of Doctor of Ministry Program
Omer Hancock, Th.D., Financial Officer and Director of University In-Service Training
James Stone, M.Div., Director of Placement and Congregational Resourcing
Daniel Martin, B.B.S., Coordinator for Student Services and Admissions

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