Died: Howard Hendricks, Longtime Dallas Seminary 'Prof' and Mentor

Legacy of six decades includes mentoring Chuck Swindoll, popularizing inductive study of Scripture, and chaplaining the Dallas Cowboys.

Howard Hendricks, who taught at Dallas Theological Seminary for more than 60 years, died today at age 88, leaving behind a legacy of Bible lessons and Christian leaders across generations.

The seminary posted an obituary and tribute page in honor of Hendricks, known to the community by the nickname "Prof":

…he taught more than 10,000 students. He also ministered in person in more than 80 countries. Through speaking engagements, radio, tapes, films, the 16 books he authored and coauthored, countless journal and popular-market articles, his service on numerous boards, and his work as a chaplain to the Dallas Cowboys (1976–1984), his reach was and is worldwide.

A graduate of Wheaton College and Dallas Theological Seminary, Hendricks served as a pastor at Calvary Presbyterian in Fort Worth and a keynote speaker for Promise Keepers. He mentored Chuck Swindoll, Tony Evans, and others.

"The best stuff I learned from him I couldn't take from my notes—there's no course in wisdom," said Swindoll in ...

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