Dennis P. Hollinger, PhD

Dennis P. Hollinger, PhD  is President and Professor of Christian Ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA.  Prior to assuming his present role in 2008 he served as President and Professor of Christian Ethics at Evangelical Theological Seminary in Myerstown, PA. 

Over the years Dennis has served in administrative, pastoral and seminary teaching ministries, including Vice Provost at Messiah College, Pastor of the Washington Community Fellowship on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, and Associate Professor of Church & Society at Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, New York.  He has served as an adjunct or visiting professor at several seminaries internationally, including Moscow Theological Seminary in Russia, Union Biblical Seminary in India, and the Eastern European Seminary for Evangelical Leadership in Ukraine.  He is also a visiting professor of Christian Ethics at Trinity International University, in the graduate program in Bioethics.

Dennis is a frequent speaker in churches, pastors’ conferences, seminaries, colleges and academic forums.  He is the author of four books, including The Meaning of Sex:  Christian Ethics and the Moral Life (Baker) Head, Heart, Hands:  Bringing Together Christian Thought, Passion and Action (Inter Varsity Press), and Choosing the Good: Christian Ethics in a Complex World (Baker).  He has authored over sixty-five articles, mostly in ethics (including bioethics), church and society, and preaching, and has served as the co-editor for the Eerdmans book series, Critical Issues in Bioethics.  He is a board member for the CS Lewis Institute in Washington, DC, is a Distinguished Fellow in the Academy of Fellows of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity, and for many years was a member of the healthcare ethics committee at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, PA.

Dennis received the BA from Elizabethtown College, the M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, the MPhil and PhD from Drew University, and did post-doctoral studies at Oxford University.  He and his wife Mary Ann live in Beverly, MA and have two adult daughters, Daphne (who is married to Ryan Fowler) and Naphtali (who is married to Nathan Mitten).  Mary Ann serves as the Director of Global Partnerships and Programs at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.