Dr. Jerry N. Barlow
Dr. Jerry N. BarlowDean of Graduate Studies
Professor of Preaching and Pastoral Work

Office: Frost Building: Office 102
Office Phone: (504) 282-4455, ext. 3327
Fax: (504) 816-8023
Home Phone:
E-Mail: jb@nobts.edu


  • Th.D., NOBTS, 1982; M.Div., NOBTS, 1978
  • B.S., William Carey College, 1967
  • Additional study at Rice University, 1967-1969, and U.C.L.A., 1973, and through the Institute of Social Research of the University of Michigan

Teaching Experience

  • Professor of Preaching and Pastoral Work, Graduate School, Aug. 1, 2002-present
  • Associate Professor of Preaching and Pastoral Work, Graduate School, Aug. 1, 1998-2002,
  • Chairman, Department of General Education, College of Undergraduate Studies, Aug. 1, 1996-July 31, 1998

Teaching Specializations

  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Homiletics/Preaching
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal Relationship Skills

Ministry Experience

  • Interim Pastor, FBC (Baton Rouge, LA), July 2009-February 21, 2011
  • Interim Pastor, Oak Park Baptist Church (New Orleans, LA), May 2006-Oct. 2007
  • Interim Pastor, FBC (Summit, MS), Jan. 2004-Oct. 2005
  • Interim Pastor, Clifton Baptist Church (Franklinton, LA), June 2002-June 2003
  • Interim Pastor, FBC (Amite, LA), Sept. 2001-2002
  • Interim Pastor, Rio Vista Baptist Church (New Orleans, LA), June 2000-Aug. 2001
  • Interim Pastor, FBC (Amite, LA), Feb. 1-Dec. 28, 1997
  • Pastor, FBC (Franklinton, LA), Jun. 1, 1981-Jul. 31, 1996
  • Pastor, Crystal Springs Baptist Church (Tylertown, MS), Mar. 18, 1979-May 17, 1981
  • Pastor, Sylvarena Baptist Church (Wesson, MS), May 21, 1976-Mar. 11, 1979



  • Cothen, Joe H. Equipped for Good Work: A Guide for Pastors. 3d ed. Revised by Joe H. Cothen and Jerry N. Barlow. Gretna: Pelican, 2012.
  • Cothen, Joe H. Equipped for Good Work: A Guide for Pastors. 2d ed. Revised by Joe H. Cothen and Jerry N. Barlow. Gretna: Pelican, 2002.
  • Pastoral Care PM 0351: Study Guide. Nashville: The Seminary Extension of Southern Baptist Seminaries, 2000.
  • Studying and Serving With Success: Integrating Academics and Ministry. Gretna: Pelican, 1999.
  • "Relating to the Church Staff." In Interpersonal Relationship Skills for Ministers, ed. Jeanine Bozeman and Argile Smith. New Orleans: Dinstuhl, 2002.
  • "How to Use Time Wisely." In Toolbox for [Busy] Pastors, ed. Barry Campbell. Nashville: Convention Press, 1998.


  • "Eyewitnesses to the Crucifixion," Biblical Illustrator vol. 40, no. 2 (Winter 2013-2014)
  • "Expositional Eulogy Approach," in The Minister and the Funeral: A Pastor's Primer on the Funeral, Frank R. Shivers, La Vergnew, TN: Lightning Source Publishing, 2014.
  • "Haddon W. Robinson: A Personal Tribute to Character, Contributions, and Christian Influence" The Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society vol. 11, no. 2 (September 2011)
  • "Timely Preaching, Timely Worship" Preaching vol. 26, no.4 (January/February 2011)
  • "The Expository Eulogy: Its Concept and Principles" (approx. English translation from Korean). Translated by Gyoojun Lee. The Word, January 2004
  • "From Decline to Explosive Growth," Journal of Evangelism and Missions 2, Spring 2003
  • "The Amazing Story of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church," Growing Churches, Fall 2001


  • "British Preaching," Ph.D. Seminar, NOBTS
  • "A Survey of Expository Preaching," Ph.D. Seminar, NOBTS
  • "Elements of Style in Contemporary Preaching," Ph.D. Seminar, NOBTS
  • "Studies in Classical and Contemporary Pastoral Theology," (revision) Ph.D. Seminar, NOBTS
  • "Great Pastors and Their Work," Ph.D. Seminar, NOBTS


  • "Taking Your Preaching Up a Notch," E4 Preaching Conference, FBC, Pineville, LA, Sept. 13-14, 2013
  • "How to Use an Old Biblical Sermon Form in a New Day: The Homily as Never Before." E4 Preaching Conference, FBC, Pineville, LA, Sept. 17-18, 2012
  • "Having a Word for Saints and Sinners: Funeral Exposition and Eulogies," E4 Preaching Conference, FBC, Pineville, LA, Sept. 19-20, 2011.
  • "Timely Preaching--Timely Worship," annual meeting of the Evangelical Homiletics Society, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL, October 14-16, 2010
  • "In Touch with the Heart of God: Timely Preaching," E4 Preaching Conference, FBC, Pineville, LA, Sept. 13-14, 2010.
  • "Timely Preaching" Workshop for New Pastors. Sponsored by Mississippi Baptist Convention at William Carey University, Hattiesburg, MS, March 22, 2010.
  • "Spirit-Led Pastoral Preaching," E4 Preaching Conference, FBC, Pineville, LA, Sept. 21-22, 2009.
  • "Humor in Preaching: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Pulpit...," Evangelical Homiletics Society, South Hamilton, MA, Oct. 12-14, 2006.
  • "The Expositional Eulogy: Teaching Pastoral Preaching for Funeral Sermons," Evangelical Homiletics Society, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Oct. 17-18, 2003.
  • "Third Heaven or Sheol? The Incorporation of Multimedia in Homiletics Teaching and Chapel Preaching at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary" (New Orleans), Oct. 2001
  • "Spiritual Formation through the Preaching of Joseph Parker," EHS (Orlando), Oct. 20-21, 2000
  • "Effectively Communicating God and His Nature: Theological and Homiletical Implications from the Preaching of Joseph Parker," Evangelical Theological Society (Dallas), Apr. 8, 2000
  • "Homiletical Form in God-Centered Preaching," Evangelical Homiletics Society (California), Oct. 15, 1999
  • "Ethos, Pathos, and Logos: Speaking Successfully to Small Groups," Navy/Marine Regional Chaplains Conference (New Orleans), Feb. 2, 1999
  • "A Response to 'Toward a Model of Servant Leadership,'" Lenaz Faculty Lecture (N.O.B.T.S.), Oct. 16, 1998
  • Opening Prayer, House of Representatives of Louisiana (Baton Rouge), May 17, 1996


The mission of New Orleans Baptist Theological
Seminary is to equip leaders to fulfill the Great
Commission and the Great Commandments through
the local church and its ministries.


Biblical Studies
Christian Education
Church and Community Ministries
Church Music Ministries
Pastoral Ministries
Theological and Historical Studies
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