Howard Hendricks, professor at Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) died Wednesday. Hendricks was 88.
Prominent Christian leaders such as Chuck Swindoll, Tony Evans, David Jeremiah and others considered Hendricks to be a mentor.
“You’re looking at a completely fulfilled human being. If I died today having produced some of the people God has given me the privilege of shaping, it will have been worth showing up on the planet.”
—Professor Howard Hendricks to the Dallas Morning News, 2003
Around the campus of Dallas Theological Seminary, Hendricks was known as "Prof." He served there on the faculty for more than sixty years and taught tens of thousands of students.
Hendricks authored sixten books and was a keynote speaker for Promise Keepers. I heard him speak in RFK Stadium in the mid 1990s. He ministered in over 80 countries and served as chaplain for the Dallas Cowboys from 1976 to 1984.
Hendricks was instrumental in the development of The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, North Carolina.
Hendricks receive his bachelor's degree from Wheaton College (Wheaton, Illinois) in 1946 and a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1950. He began teaching at DTS in the fall of 1951. In 1967, while still teaching at DTS, he earned a D.D. from Wheaton College.
The funeral for Hendricks will be Saturday, March 2nd at 11:00 a.m. at Stonebriar Community Church. Dr. Hendricks and his wife Jeanne had four children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
His master replied, "Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!"
~ Matthew 25:23
UPDATE: This article initially noted that Hendricks had died after a battle with Alzheimer's. A contact from Dallas Theological Seminary has noted that information was incorrect.