Roger D. Duke is an ordained Baptist minister. He retired early from his teaching role at Baptist College of Health Sciences in Memphis, TN to form the Duke Consulting Group. This allows him to pursue an itinerate career preaching, teaching, writing, researching, and consulting.


He has taught at the college and graduate school levels for over 20 years. Moreover, he continues to teach adjunctively at various institutions as time and opportunity permit.


Professor Duke holds graduate degrees from The University of the South’s School of Theology at Sewanee, TN; The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; and Harding University’s Graduate School of Religion. His major academic and teaching foci have been in the History of Christian Thought (Theology), Classical Rhetoric, and Christian Ethics.


He has written or contributed to more than ten volumes with the lastest volume scheduled to be released in 2018. Duke has also edited over twenty works. He co-founded BorderStone Press, LLC with Brian Mooney, Esq.; where he also served as Senior Acquisitions Editor.


It is one highlight of his ministry and academic career to have presented academic papers at The Southern Baptist Seminary’s Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies these past few years.


He has been happily married to Linda Young Duke for nearly 44 years. They have three adult children and four robust grandsons. 



Homiletics, Rhetoric and Communication Theory

Rhetorical Analysis of the Sermons of John Broadus

Doctor of Ministry - 2003

University of The South School of Theology

Dissertation (see full CV)

Christian History and Thought

The Southern Baptist Seminary & Convention

Christian Ethics

Ethical Theory from a Theological Perspective

The Life and Work of John Bunyan

Including The Pilgrim's Progress

Master of Arts - Religion - 1996

Harding University

Christian Thought/History of Christian Thought

Master of Divinity - 1995

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Higher Education with Biblical Languages

Post Graduate PhD Studies - 1997-2000

University of Memphis

Classical Rhetoric, Rhetorical Theory & Criticism




© 2018 by Roger Duke

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