Dr. Ronald Prevost


Dr. Ronnie Prevost, professor of church ministry in the Logsdon School of Theology at Hardin-Simmons University, has been in this present position since January1, 1996. He has degrees from Mississippi College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has done further study at Princeton Seminary, the University of Alabama, the University of Kentucky, and Texas A & M University.

Prevost’s teaching fields include Christian History, Baptist Heritage and Thought, Christian Education, Pastoral Ministry and Leadership, and Bible. He has been teaching since 1977, having served on the faculties of Gardner-Webb College (North Carolina), Samford University (Alabama), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Kentucky), and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Missouri). During a four-year interlude from teaching (1991-1994), he was pastor of University Baptist Church in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Prevost has been interim pastor of 30 churches in eight states. He has also preached, led Bible studies and revivals, and taught evangelism in 20 states, Russia, Ukraine, St. Vincent and the Grenadines (in the Caribbean), and Nigeria. He has served on the board of trustees of Moscow Theological Seminary and has taught in that seminary as well as Odessa Theological Seminary in Odessa, Ukraine.

He has written three books (A History of Christian Education, Evangelical Protestant Gifts to Religious Education, and A Distinctively Baptist Church), contributed to two others, and has written over 50 articles for professional journals and numerous Bible studies for denominational curricula. He has served as president of the Religious Education Association, an international, interfaith professional organization. He is a member of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, the Baptist History and Heritage Society

His hobbies are sports, reading, music, scuba diving, and bicycling. Prevost’s wife of over 38 years, Peggy, teaches at Merkel Intermediate School.

Degrees Earned

  • Bachelor of Arts, Religious Education, Mississippi College, 1971
  • Master of Divinity, Religious Education and Preaching, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1975
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Foundations of Education and Christian History and Theology Preaching, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1978
  • A Princeton Review Best Western College
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Center for Student Opportunity: Promoting a College-Bound Culture
  • US News Best Colleges
  • Military Friendly
  • Colleges of Distinction
  • University and College Accountability Network