Faculty Profile

Rev. Dr. Kenneth E. Harris

President and Professor of Biblical Studies

A first generation high school and college graduate, Dr. Kenneth Howard is a community activist, pastor, professor, prolific motivational speaker, visionary, businessman, and community leader.

He is the Pastor/Moreh of Great Awakening Assembly - Detroit, Adjunct Professor at multiple universities, community colleges, and seminaries in the Detroit, MI area. He is the author of “The Forgotten Ways: A Deviation of Biblical Practices and Worship.” He is the Co-Founder of The Great Awakening H2N International. Co-Founder of Hebrew Academy of Detroit, Founder of Lion's Whelp Hebrew Academy for Kids, Founder of New Breed Economic Development Cooperative, President of Kingdom Konsultants a Business Consulting Firm. He owns Habiru Vegan Style Restaurant.

Dr. Howard married his college sweetheart, the former Tawana McDowell of Flint, MI. Together they have four children Mary, a student at Michigan State University, Kaleb, a student at Morehouse College, Faith, a High School Senior,  & Joshua.
 
He holds an Associates and Bachelor of Science from Ferris State University. He has earned a Master of Science in Business Management from Cornerstone University, graduating with a 3.9 g.p.a. receiving the honors of summa cum laude and the Distinguished Graduate Student Award.” He went on to earn a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts from Ecumenical Theological Seminary. In 2010, he earned his Doctorate degree at Ecumenical Theological Seminary, where his dissertation title was “ReThinking Theological Education - Training Laity in a Local Assembly Context." Dr. Howard became the first in the history of the seminary to graduate with all three graduate level degrees offered by this Association of Theological Schools (ATS) accredited institution. While in Seminary, Dr. Howard completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Sinai Grace Hospital in Detroit, MI through the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE).

Dr. Howard is the Pastor/Moreh of Great Awakening Assembly Detroit. The Great Awakening Assembly is a Messianic, Charismatic, Hebraic Roots, Torah-Observant, and Spirit-Filled Community.

Dr. Howard has served as an adjunct professor for Grace College, Oakland County Community College, Wayne County Community College District, and Ecumenical Theological Seminary. He teaches Philosophy, Ethics, Logic, Business, Humanities, History, World Religions, Church History, Hebrew Scriptures, and Systematic Theology. He is also a full-time professor of Systematic Theology at Hebrew Academy of Detroit. 

Classes

BL5101 Koine Greek I


2019 Fall / Biblical Languages Professor James Waddell Associate Professor of Biblical Studies Kennet E. Harris President and Professor of Biblical Studies This is the first quarter of a three-quarter sequence of introductory study of Koine Greek (NT Greek). This course will focus on the mastery of vocabulary and the basis rules of Koine Greek syntax and grammar. Some memorization of paradigms for nouns, verbs, adjectives, and other parts of speech will be required. Emphasis, however, will be placed on learning to recognie forms rather than rote reproduction of forms. The primary objective is to build confidence and competence in the reading and consistent use of the Greek text of the New Testament Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Divinity REGISTER




BL5012 Koine Greek II


2019 Winter / Biblical Languages Professor James Waddell Associate Professor of Biblical Studies Kenneth E. Harris President and Professor of Biblical Studies This is the second quarter of a three-quarter sequence of introductory study of Koine Greek (NT Greek). This course will continue focus on the mastery of vocabulary and the basic rules of Koine Greek syntax and grammar. Some memorization of paradigms for nouns, verbs, adjectives, and other parts of speech will be required. Emphasis, however, will be placed on learning to recognize forms rather than rote reproduction of forms. The primary objective, however, is to build confidence and compentence in the reading and consistent use of Greek text of the New Testament. Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry REGISTER




BLK6100 Biblical Greek Exegesis


2019 Spring / Biblical Languages Professor James Waddell Associate Professor of Biblical Studies Kenneth E. Harris President and Professor of Biblical Studies This is the third quarter of a three-quarter sequence of introductory study of Koine Greek (NT Greek). This course will focus on details and nuances of biblical exegesis by reading in Greek an entire NT epistle, Ephesians, from beginning to end. Up to this point, students have been reading examples of NT Greek in sentences and paragraphs. As the final quarter of the three-quarter sequence, emphasis is now placed on giving the student the experience of reading NT Greek in the context of an entire letter. Special attention will be given to strengthening the student's understanding of vocabulary, grammar, and syntax, as well as learning to reach complex theological arguments in Greek from beginning to end. Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry REGISTER





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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