Evertt W. Huffard retired from HST in December, 2019. He was Professor of Leadership and Missions at HST for over 30 years. He directed the D.Min. program for 10 years, then served as VP/Dean for 15 years. In 1997 he received the Distinguished Teacher Award from Harding University. He is a consultant for church leaders as one of the partners in Hope Network Ministries. He provides church equipping for missions through Mission Resource Network. He has hosted more than thirty-five tour groups to Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan and Israel. In 2014 he consulted for twenty-four churches in nine states and participated in church leadership development in Australia, Honduras, Israel, and Mozambique. In 2016 he hosted a tour to Greece and Ephesus. The last half of the year he taught in Singapore, Cambodia, China, Malaysia, and Zambia.
His cross-cultural experiences began as a teenager when his parents moved to Jerusalem, Jordan in 1963. He attended an Arab High School on the West Bank. He returned to the USA in 1967 and after graduating from Lubbock Christian University (A.A.), Harding University (B.A.), and Harding School of Theology (M.A. and M.Th.) he worked with the Church of Christ in Nazareth, Israel and taught Bible at the Galilee Christian High School. He completed a Ph.D. in Inter-Cultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in 1985 with a focus on the Muslim-Christian encounter. He has ten years of urban ministry experience in Los Angeles and Memphis. He lectures on leadership, missions, biblical archaeology, and the Muslim-Christian encounter. He was a participant in a faith-based diplomacy project with leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood in Amman, Jordan in 2011.
Evertt and his wife, Ileene, have three children and eight grandchildren.
He likes to travel (fortunately since he does a lot of it) and really enjoys playing racquetball twice a week.
The document Dr. Huffard referenced in The Conundrum of Leading as a Preacher can be found here.