Donnie Auvenshine

auvenshineDonnie G. Auvenshine, Ph.D.

Dean of the School of Christian Studies
Professor of Christian Studies (1993)

Office: FLC 135
Phone: (325) 649-8408

Dr. Donnie Auvenshine, dean of the School of Chrisian Studies, has been on the faculty of Howard Payne University since 1993. Before coming to Howard Payne, he taught at Hardin-Simmons University from 1986-1993. At Howard Payne University, Dr. Auvenshine has served as dean from 1994-2002 and from 2007-present; he also served as Vice President for Academic Affairs from 2002-2007. He graduated from Howard Payne University with a Bachelor of Arts in Practical Theology in 1975 and earned both his Master of Divinity (1980) and Doctor of Philosophy (1987) degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. From 1988-1997, he worked with the archaeologists excavating Banias, Israel (first-century Caesarea-Philippi). Dr. Auvenshine and Dr. Gary Gramling periodically lead students, alumni, and friends on tours of Israel.

Serving churches is an important part of Dr. Auvenshine’s life and ministry. He has served as pastor of Baptist churches in De Leon, Odessa, and Iraan, Texas. During his 30-year university teaching career, he has served churches as interim pastor, pulpit supply, revival evangelist and Bible study teacher.

Dr. Auvenshine and his family live on a 9-acre home site in Comanche. He and his wife Sande have three grown children and seven grandchildren. For fun, he enjoys fishing, reading, and being a baseball fan.

Courses Taught

Introduction to Old Testament
Introduction to New Testament
Biblical Interpretation
The Pentateuch
Old Testament Poetry
Hebrew Prophets
Special Studies in Old Testament
Communicative Preaching
Research and Writing (MA)
Christian Proclamation (MA)