Jim Wicker

Professor of New Testament

Jim Wicker


817-923-1921 x6805



Ph.D. in New Testament, 1985, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, Texas; Master of Divinity, 1980, SWBTS; Bachelor of Arts, 1977, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

Jim Wicker is Professor of New Testament. He enjoys his responsibilities of teaching in the classroom as well as online. Drawing from 19 years of pastoral experience (FBC Lavon, FBC Farmersville, and FBC Frisco), Dr. Wicker brings to his classes a passion for proper biblical interpretation, creative communication, and practical application. He likes to use class illustrations from his various hobbies of travel, photography, artifacts, comedy skits, and Gospel illusions. His primary areas of teaching are New Testament surveys, Biblical Greek, and Hermeneutics. Since 1990, he has led annual or bi-annual trips to the Holy Land and Europe, and he incorporates interesting pictures and artifacts from these trips into his teaching.

Dr. Wicker is currently writing a book on Heaven and a devotional book based on his experiences in the Holy Land. He has published eighty-seven newspaper articles related to these trips. He is also writing other books and articles related to the field of New Testament.

He and his wife are active members of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, where he teaches Sunday School, Discipleship Training, and the Wednesday night Bible study. He has previously served as the interim pastor at Ridglea Baptist Church in Fort Worth and Retta Baptist Church in Burleson.

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