R. Kent Hughes

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R. Kent Hughes (born March 1, 1942)[1] was Senior Pastor Emeritus of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois, USA. Hughes is the author of numerous books, including the best-selling Disciplines of a Godly Man.[2] He is also editor and contributor for the projected 50-volume Preaching the Word series, including Mark: Jesus, Servant and Savior, which received the ECPA Gold Medallion Book Award for best commentary in 1990.[3] Hughes served as Senior Pastor of College Church for 27 years and retired at the end of 2006. He moved to Wheaton from California where he pastored two churches. He holds a BA from Whittier College, an MDiv from Talbot School of Theology, a DMin from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a DD from Biola University. He lives in Pennsylvania state[4] with his wife, Barbara, and he is the father of 4 and grandfather of 21 children.[5]

In 2008, a Festschrift was published in his honor. Preach The Word: Essays on Expository Preaching In Honor of R. Kent Hughes (ISBN 1-58134-926-2) included contributions by David Jackman, D. A. Carson, Wayne Grudem, John F. MacArthur, Bruce Winter, J. I. Packer, Phillip Jensen, Philip Graham Ryken, and Peter Jensen. And is currently teaching at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA.[6]

Teaching and Professional History[7]

  • Westminster Theological Seminary, 2015–present
  • Senior Pastor of College Church in Wheaton, IL, 1979–2006
  • Church planter in Southern California, 1974–1979
  • Adjunct professor at Talbot School of Theology, 1974–1979
  • Served variously as high school pastor, college pastor and associate pastor, 1963–1974
  • Youth for Christ Club Director, 1960–1961


Preaching the Word Series[8]


  1. Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF) . Retrieved on 9 July 2014.
  2. Hughes, R. Kent, Disciplines of a Godly Man, GNPCB<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>.
  3. Christian book awards, ECPA, 1990<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>.
  4. http://faculty.wts.edu/faculty/hughes/
  5. K Hughes bio, College Church<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>.
  6. http://faculty.wts.edu/faculty/hughes/
  7. http://faculty.wts.edu/faculty/hughes/
  8. "Browse By Series: Preaching the Word", Catalogue, GNPCB<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>.

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