His Doctor of Theology / Evangelism studies have been through the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC, God has called him to teach current and future ministry leaders worldwide on short-semester trips. He teaches in seminaries, evangelical colleges, seminars, and conferences.

He was raised in a mainline Protestant church where he never remembers hearing the gospel. As a result, He began searching for God in other religions. Finally, on a student retreat, He made the decision to trust Jesus completely for his salvation.

When he and his wife were in their early thirties, they sensed God’s call to missions and applied to serve with the International Mission Board. Because of a health issue, they were told to wait. So, they determined to do everything they could to help reach the nations where they were. God did some amazing things through the churches they served and they took many short-semester trips overseas. At this point in their lives, they felt strongly called to the short-semester teaching ministry.

Dr. Hardwicke, along with his wife, Michelle, have served in Portugal, Greece, Romania, Mexico, and Ethiopia. Michelle’s supportive and encouragement ministry multiplies our effectiveness.
  • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC
  • Ph.D. May 2010
  • Concentration: Evangelism
  • Dissertation topic: An Examination of the Life and Work of Forgotten Missionary Pioneer T. J. Bowen
  • Advisor: Dr. Alvin Reid
  • Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Mill Valley, CA
  • D.Min., 2002 (Leadership Track)
  • Thesis: “A Training Process to Refine Leadership Skills of Lay Ministry Leaders”
  • Advisor: Dr. Ron Hornecker
  • Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX
  • Post-graduate work 1982–3
  • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX
  • M.Div. 1975
  • The University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • B.A. in Biology, 1972
    Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Neosho, MO July
  • 2010 to November 2013
  • Interim Pastor, Raleigh Road Baptist Church, Henderson, NC
  • July 2007 through September 2009
  • Senior Pastor, Frederick Blvd. Baptist Church, St. Joseph, MO
  • 1983 to 2006
  • During this time the church grew six-fold, developed a wide-range of ministries to the community and mission work, supported the equivalent of more than six full-time ministry staff members, and relocated and built debt-free.
  • Minister of Youth, Elmcrest Baptist Church, Abilene, TX
  • 1978 to 1982
  • Minister of Youth, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Tucson, AZ
  • 1976 to 1977
  • Campus Crusade for Christ, Austin, Fort Worth, Dallas
  • 1971 to 1974
  • Student leader in college, began and led a campus ministry at a junior college for two years, served on staff one summer and developed a ministry to high school students
    Gateway Seminary (formerly Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary)
  • Associate Professor of Theology
  • Fall 2014 to present
  • Kathmandu, Nepal March 2017
  • Taught a 3 day pastor’s conference to about 100 pastors
  • Patna, India February 2017
  • Taught a 5 day pastor’s conference to about 80 Dalit pastors
  • Malaysia Baptist Theological Seminary 2016
  • Penang, Malaysia
  • Taught 16 hours on “The Biblical and Theological Understanding of the Pastor.”
  • Taught 16 hours on “A Training Process for Lay Leaders.”
  • Oaxaca, Mexico, 2015
  • Taught pastors and missionaries in remote locations.
  • Evangelical Theological College 2015
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Taught 30 hours of “The Person and Work of Christ” to college students, many of whom are pastors.
  • Portugal, Greece, Romania 2014
  • Taught pastors and other leaders in seminary classroom and conference settings
  • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC
  • Adjunctive Instructor in Evangelism
  • Taught EVA5100 HYBR Evangelism: Nature & Practice
  • Taught EVA5100 ONL Evangelism: Nature & Practice
  • Summer 2013 and 2014
  • Emmanuel University, Oradea, Romania
  • Taught 7 hours of undergraduate classes in missiology
  • Spring 2013
  • Pastor’s Conference in Senegal, West Africa
  • Taught 12 hours of Evangelism to about 100 pastors and missionaries from five countries
  • Fall 2012
  • Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Mill Valley, CA
  • Adjunctive Instructor in Theology
  • Taught Christian Theology II online
  • Spring 2012
  • Emmanuel University, Oradea, Romania
  • Taught 16 hours of undergraduate and graduate classes in theology, evangelism, homiletics, missions
  • One week in Spring 2011
  • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC
  • Adjunctive Instructor of Evangelism
  • Spring 2008
  • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC
  • Teaching Fellow and Grader for Dr. Alvin Reid
  • Spring 2007 through spring 2008
  • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC
  • Field Education Group Leader
  • Fall 2006
    Ph.D. studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • History of Moral Theology
  • Political Theology
  • Missions and Theology
  • Independent Studies Seminar: Evangelism and Eschatology
  • Integrated Seminar section: Freedom of the Will
  • Integrated Seminary section: Canon
  • Theological Papers Written during Ph.D. Studies
  • The Emerging Church: Homiletics and Theology
  • The Influence of Premillennialism on Nineteenth-Century Missions
  • The Eschatology of Selected Historical Leaders in Evangelism
  • The Evangelism and Eschatology of the Jesus Movement
  • The Political Theology of T. J. Bowen
Professors

The professors that teach the Associate's Degree in Ministry Online Program hold advanced degrees from the most prestigious Bible Colleges, Seminaries, and Universities in the world including Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas Baptist University, and Gateway Seminary. Lucent selects professors based on their faithfulness to the Scriptures, their academic background, lifetime achievements, and their talent to deliver dynamic classes.