Dr. Bookman completed his Masters of Divinity and Masters of
Theology at Central Baptist Theological Seminary, and his Doctorate of Theology
at Dallas Theological Seminary.
After graduating from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College and Central
Seminary, Dr. Bookman served as a pastor/teacher in Rock Falls, Wisconsin. He
joined the faculty of Pillsbury College in 1973, taught there for eleven years,
and eventually served as Chairman of the Bible Department.
Following his time as Professor of Bible at Pillsbury, Dr. Bookman
continued to teach at various Bible colleges as well as to teach and pastor at
local churches. During these years, Dr. Bookman began to see the need for a
renewed emphasis on the life of Christ and the importance of the biblical
In 1987, Dr. Bookman joined the Bible Department faculty of The
Master’s College. Throughout the years, he has taught at various colleges and
seminaries, and has served as pastor and interim pastor at local churches. Much
of his ministry in the last decade has focused on the life of Christ, leading
study trips throughout the biblical world, and speaking at Bible conferences
across the United States and abroad.
Dr. Bookman joined the Shepherds Theological Seminary faculty in 2009
teaching in the area of Old and New Testament Exposition. Dr. Bookman also
enjoys leading numerous study trips to the biblical lands. This love for the
biblical lands has made him an important contributor to Shepherds’ Department of Archaeology, where he functions as a field geographer of
sorts, connecting the biblical text to the routes and regions of the land, and
explaining how the land and text work together to tell the full narrative of
Dr. Bookman and his wife, Diane, have three children and twelve