Dr. Deron J. Biles and his wife, Jaye have been married 25 years, have four boys (Joshua, Timothy, Jonathan, and David), and currently reside in North Richland Hills. He graduated from Howard Payne University in Brownwood in 1989 with a BA in Bible and History; received an MDiv from Southwestern Seminary in 1992; and a Ph.D. from Southwestern in Old Testament in 1997.
Dr. Biles pastored Texas churches for 15 years and also taught adjunctly for Southwestern Seminary from 1997 to 2001. He has preached and led conferences at numerous churches, associations, colleges, and seminaries, as well as having preached at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention in 2001. He has also served as Interim or Transitional Pastor in seven Churches.
Dr. Biles is the author of two books: After God's Heart: Becoming the Man God is Seeking and After God’s Heart: Becoming the Man God is Seeking. A Forty-Day Bible Study. In addition, the Pastor Search Handbook that he co-wrote with Dr. Jim Richards has been used by several state conventions and multiple associations, as well as many churches.
Dr. Biles served as the Minister/Church Relations Director for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention before coming to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary as Dean of Extension Education and Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology in June 2006. In 2012, he also assumed the role of Associate Dean for the Doctor of Ministry Program.