Bill Bagents

Bill Bagents

Professor of Ministry, Counseling, and Biblical Studies
Associate Editor of HCU Press

Dr. Bagents teaches graduate courses in ministry and undergraduate courses in Old Testament, New Testament, ministry, counseling, and church leadership. His wife, Laura, teaches language arts for Florence City Schools. Their son, John, works in financial management in Ventura, CA. Their son, Allen, passed away in 2010.


D.Min., Biblical Studies, Amridge University, 1996

M.Div., Amridge University, 1992

M.Ed., Counselor Education, Auburn University, 1982

M.A., New Testament, Amridge University, 1980

B.A., Agricultural Science (Agronomy), Auburn University, 1978

Missions and Ministry

Co-founder of and counselor with the Alpha Center, a Christian counseling center (2001-2017). Ongoing work in individual and marital/family counseling.

Mission teaching in South Africa (2018, 2015, 2012, 2009, 2006), Namibia (2009, 2006), Albania (1996, 1989), and Jamaica (1979).

Palliative Care Chaplaincy with Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital, then North Alabama Medical Center (2009-2019).

Guest lecturer in Nigerian Christian Bible College and West Nigeria Christian College (2009, 2005, 2003, and 2002).

Adjunct instructor:

Myrtle Beach School of Preaching and Biblical Studies, Myrtle Beach, SC (2017)

Asian Christian University, Bugallon, Philippines (2016, 2015).

Syktyvkar School of Foreign Languages and International Culture, Syktyvkar, Russia (2004, 1994).

Khulna Bible College, Khulna, Bangladesh (2003, 2001).

Nigerian Christian Bible College, Ukpom, AKS, Nigeria (2003, 2002).

Somerset West Satellite School of Preaching, Vredenburg, South Africa (2020).

General Publications

Bagents, Bill. “God’s Responses to Human Complaints.” In Things Most Surely Believed:
Festschrift in Honor of Charlie Wayne Kilpatrick. Florence, AL: Heritage
Christian University Press, forthcoming.

Bagents, Bill and Rosemary Snodgrass. Counseling for Church Leaders. Florence, AL:Cypress Publications, forthcoming.

Bagents, Bill. “God the Master Servant.” In Serving the Lord: Festschrift in Honor of. Florence,
AL: Heritage Christian University Press, forthcoming.

_____. “Saved by Grace Through Faith.” In For the Glory of God: Christ and the Church
in Ephesians. Florence, AL: Heritage Christian University Press, 2021: 16-22.

_____. Revisiting Life’s Oases: Soul-Soothing Stories. Florence, AL: Cypress
Publications, 2021.

_____. Welcoming Gods Word: Reading with Head and Heart. Florence, AL:
Cypress Publications, 2021.

Wilhelm, Jack P. and Bill Bagents. Easing Life’s Hurts. 2 nd ed. Florence, AL: Cypress
Publications, 2020.

Bagents, Bill. “Battle the Burden of Expectations.” Christian Ministry and Missions (blog).
February 22, 2021.

_____. “Just Because People Say It.” Christian Ministry and Missions (blog).
December 22, 2020.

_____. “The Darker Side of Sin” in Visions of Grace.” Berean Study Series. Florence,
AL: Heritage Christian University Press, 2019, 15-21.

_____. Always Near: Listening for Lessons from God. Florence, AL: Cypress
Publications, 2019.

Bagents, Bill and Cory Collins. Equipping the Saints: A Practical Study of Ephesians
4:11-16. Rev. ed. Florence, AL: Heritage Press, 2019.

_____. “The Name of the Lord” in Instructions for Living: The Ten Commandments
Berean Study Series. Florence, AL: Heritage Press, 2018, 53-59.

_____. “Prayer” in Clothed in Christ: A How-to Guide. Berean Study Series. Florence,
AL: Heritage Press, 2017, 15-21.

_____. “Joy” in What Real Christianity Looks Like: A Study of the Parables. Berean
Study Series. Florence, AL: Heritage Press, 2016, 23-31.

_____. “I AM Omnipresent.” in I AM: A Study of the True and Living God. ed. Jeremy W.
Barrier and Charles R. Webb; Florence, AL: Heritage Press, 2010, 83-95.

____. “What Teens Need.” Gospel Advocate 152.3 (March 2010): 12-14.

____. “God and Books.” Gospel Advocate 151.5 (May 2009): 12-13.

____. “Renewing Respect for Leadership” and “Renewing Respect for Grace”
Renewing Respect: Rediscovering A Forgotten Virtue. ed. Bill Bagents;
Nashville: Gospel Advocate, 2009, 75-81 and 123-131.