Felisi Sorgwe, Ph.D.

Felisi Sorgwe

Contact:

Office Address: ATWD I 224
Phone: (281) 649-3281

fsorgwe@hbu.edu
Associate Professor of Christianity
Director, Center for Exploring Ministry Careers

Education

  • B.S.Ch.E. (Chemical Engineering), University of Washington (Seattle, WA), 1978
  • B.A. (Math), University of Washington (Seattle, WA), 1978
  • Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1981
  • M.A.R.E. (Religious Education), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1982
  • Ph.D. (Religion, Biblical Studies), Baylor University, 1991

Courses Taught

  • Old Testament
  • New Testament
  • The Pentateuch
  • Old Testament Prophets
  • Old Testament Theology
  • Old Testament Hebrew
  • The Christian Vocation
  • Supervised Ministry Practicum
  • MATS Old Testament
  • MATS Seminar on the Pentateuch & Wisdom Literature
  • MATS Seminar on Old Testament Prophets

Publications

  • Theological Reviewer, Seay, Chris and Capes, David, The Last Eyewitness. Nashville: World, 2006
  • Theological Reviewer, Multi-faceted VOICE Bible Project, World Publishing, Since 2005
  • Ph.D. Dissertation: The Canonical Shape of Ezra-Nehemiah and its Theological and Hermeneutical Implications, 1991       

Awards and Honors

  • Chairman, SERV Program Review Departmental Committee, HBU, 2006-2007
  • Listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • H.C. Brown Memorial Preaching Award, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1981
  • President, International Fellowship, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1982
  • Vice President, International Fellowship, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1981-1982
  • Teaching Assistant, Old Testament Hebrew, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1981-1982

Additional Information

Previous Teaching Experience:
  • Adjunct Professor, Old Testament, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Houston Campus, 2000-2003
  • Adjunct Professor, OT and NT, LeTourneau University, Houston Campus, 1994-2001
  • Mathematics Instructor, Houston Community College, 1994-2001

Professional Organizations
  • Member, In-Service Guidance Association, ISGA (National)
  • Member, In-Service Guidance Association, ISGA (Texas)
  • Member, National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, NABPR 

Church-Related Ministry
  • Short-term Missionary to Ethiopia, 2007
  • Pastor, Maranatha International Baptist Church of Houston, Since 1998
  • Pastor, First African Baptist Church, Houston, 1991-1998
  • Intensive Ministerial Internship, First Baptist Church, Bothell, WA, 1976-1977
  • Ordained to the Gospel Ministry, First Baptist Church, Bothell, WA, 1979
  • Licensed to the Gospel Ministry, First Baptist Church, Bothell, WA, 1976
  • Summer Missionary to Hong Kong on Univ. of Washington BSM Team, 1976 

Nationality
  • Born in Igbogene, Bayelsa State, Nigeria 
  • Dual Citizen of the United States and Nigeria  

Campus Activities
  • Preached at Convocation, Passion Week, 2007
  • Faculty Sponsor of the African Student Association, ASA, Since 2006
  • Member, Convocation Prayer Team, Since 2006
  • Faculty Devotion, Welcome Week, Fall 2006
  • Taught an SLP Bible Study on Campus on Several Topics, 2002-2005