Dean Emeritus of Southwestern Center for Extension Education, Professor of Pastoral Ministries and Preaching, and Director of Professional Doctoral Studies, School of Theology and Preaching
Dr. Deron J. Biles and his wife, Jaye, have four sons: Joshua, Timothy, Jonathan, and David. They also have four daughters-in-law and four grandchildren. Dr. Biles graduated from Howard Payne University in Brownwood in 1989 with a BA in Bible and History; received an MDivBL from Southwestern Seminary in 1992; and a Ph.D. from Southwestern in Old Testament in 1997.
Dr. Biles served as a Pastor for 15 years. He has also served as Interim or Transitional Pastor in ten Churches.
Dr. Biles is the author of The Ministry of a Shepherd, published by Broadman and Holman. He is also the author of After God's Heart: Becoming the Man God is Seeking along with its companion volume entitled, After God’s Heart: Becoming the Man God is Seeking. A Forty-Day Bible Study. He is the co-author of the book, Seminary Education by Extension: Process, Principles, and Practices. In addition, he has written or co-written manuals for Pastor Search Committees, making resumes, Interim Ministry, and Associational ministry.
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.
Dr. Biles currently serves as the Director of the Professional Doctoral Program in the School of Preaching and Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Preaching in the School of Theology and the School of Preaching.
Dr. Biles and his wife reside in North Richland Hills, Texas.