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Tyndale Theological Seminary
Derek Bass, PhD

Derek Bass, PhD


Originally from Houston, TX (U.S.A.), Derek and his family came to Tyndale having spent nearly a decade in New England, serving in pastoral ministry and church planting. Derek has a passion for the least-reached and unreached areas of the globe, the gospel, and the Word of God. Coming to Tyndale was a dream come true, as these desires and passions coalesce beautifully in training future pastors, church planters, and professors from all over Europe, Asia, and Africa to preach and teach Christ rightly from the whole Bible (Lk 24:25-27, 44-49). Derek teaches Hebrew Exegesis, Old Testament Survey, and Old Testament Biblical Theology with this end in mind. He is married to his very best friend, Elizabeth, and together they have four children: Elijah, Caleb, Micah, and Anna. Derek enjoys sports, the outdoors, and exploring new places with his family.


  • B.A., Religion and Political Science, Charleston Southern University, Charleston
  • M.Div. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth
  • Th. M. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville
  • Ph.D. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville

Areas of Academic Interest

  • Hebrew Prose, Discourse Analysis; Deuteronomy: Hebrew Poetry: Minor Prophets, especially Hosea; Psalms; Old Testament Theology; Biblical Theology; The Us of the Old Testament in the New Testament

Current Administrative Responsibilities

  • Chair, Department of Biblical and Exegetical Studies
  • Director of Institutional Relations

Professional and Ministry Experience

  • Adjunct Faculty, Old Testament, Northland International University Graduate School (Online), Dunbar, WI
  • Adjunct Faculty, Christian Studies, Charleston Southern University (Online), North Charleston
  • Teaching Assistant to Dr. Russell Fuller, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Hebrew Grammar, Hebrew Exegesis and Hebrew Composition
  • Teaching Assistant to Dr. T. J. Betts, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Hebrew Grammar
  • Teaching Assistant to Dr. Eric Mitchell, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Hebrew Grammar, Hebrew Exegesis and Hebrew Composition
  • Guest Lecturer, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Old Testament Introduction (1 Samuel) and New Testament Introduction (Romans)
  • Associate Pastor, Church of the Redeemer, Cape Cod, MA
  • Church Planter and Pastor, The Providence Project/Christ the King Church, Providence
  • Associate Pastor (Youth), Christ Memorial Church, Williston, VT
  • Church Planting Apprentice, the NETS Institute for Church Planting, Williston, VT
  • Associate Pastor, Church on the North Shore, Montgomery, TX
  • Associate Pastor, Joy Baptist Church, Charleston
  • International Teaching/Missions Experience: Sudan – Summer 2004 (Genesis), Kyrgyzstan – Summer 2005 (Hebrews)