Associate Professor of Biblical Studies
B.A., Baylor University; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; D.Min., Luther Rice Seminary; Ph.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Descended from John Eliot, pastor-evangelist and “Apostle to the Indians” in 17th Century Colonial New England, Draper is a third generation Southern Baptist preacher. Preaching and teaching the Bible for over 49 years, Draper was ordained and pastoring in 1964 when 17 years old. In 1998, he became a member of the founding faculty of Boyce College, teaching all aspects of biblical studies. Draper spent 25 years in pastoral ministry in churches from Florida to Hawaii. He has utilized his gifts by speaking over 3,500 times in 30 states and five countries. Draper has ministered in more than 135 revivals and conferences, and has been published over 75 times. Since 1989 he has taught at several universities and seminaries. He is a general editor of the perennial best-seller Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary.