Kenneth Michael Gardoski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
Assistant Director of PhD Studies
Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania

Personal Information:
Date of Birth December 3, 1961
Place of Birth Meshoppen, Pa.
Marital Status Married to Sharon Lynn Waldshmidt (June 30, 1984)
Children Laura (born February 5, 1989), Karis (born September 5, 1990), Joel (born
June 27, 1995)

Education:
o A.A., Keystone College, La Plume, Pa., 1981 (major: Liberal Arts)
o B.S., Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, Pa., 1983 (major: Secondary Education
Social Studies)
o M.Div., Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, Pa., 1990
o Th.M., Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, Pa., 1990 (major: Old Testament)
o Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Ill., 2002 (major: Systematic
Theology)
o Further Graduate Study, Jerusalem University College, Jerusalem, Israel, summer 1989

Teaching Experience:
High School Social Studies Teacher, Caesar Rodney School District, Camden, Del.,
1983–1984
Professor of Theology, International Baptist Seminary, Warsaw, Poland, 1994–2000
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Baptist Bible Seminary, 2000–present

Other Teaching Opportunities:
“One-Another Relationships in the Church,” Camp Bible Conference, Jurmala, Latvia,
August, 1999
“Modern American Cults,” Church Bible Conference, Valkavisk, Belarus, April, 2000
“Christology & Soteriology,” West Siberian Baptist College, Omsk, Siberia, October 2001,
June 2003
“1 Corinthians,” Word of Life Bible Institute, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, 2003–present
“Defending the Bible,” Church Bible Conference, South New Milford Baptist Church,
Harford, Pa., 2008.
“Spiritual Gifts,” Weekend Church Conference, Mulock Christian Fellowship, Ontario,
Canada, 2009.

Ministry Experience:
Deacon, Maranatha Memorial Baptist Church, Dover, Del., 1985–1986
Pastoral Intern, First Baptist Church, Elkhart, In., 1989–1990
Missionary to Poland, Baptist Mid-Missions, 1990–2000
Deacon, Heritage Baptist Church, Clarks Summit, Pa., 2002–2005, 2009–2012
Administrative Experience:
Assistant Director of PhD Studies, Baptist Bible Seminary, 2010–present

Professional Memberships:
Evangelical Theological Society
Pre-Trib Study Group

Writing/Publications:
o “Ezekiel Thirty-Four as a Paradigm for an Understanding of Israelite Kingship,” Th.M.
thesis, Baptist Bible Seminary, 1990.
o “New Testament Warning Passages in the Light of the Doctrine of Eternal Security,” Ph.D.
dissertation, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2002.
o “Kept Through Faith: Eternal Security in 1 Peter 1:5,” The Summit 4 (Spring 2001): 15.
o “Cheating in our Society,” The Journal of Ministry and Theology 5, no. 2 (Fall 2001): 49–75.
o “The Implications of Living Together Before Marriage,” The Journal of Ministry and
Theology 7, no. 1 (Spring 2003): 92–113.
o “God’s Church,” Adult Bible Study Course, Regular Baptist Press, 2003.
o “The Case for Eternal Security from Five Key NT Passages,” The Journal of Ministry and
Theology 9, no. 1 (Spring 2005): 51–71.
o “Living Together: Ministering in a World Where Marriage Doesn’t Matter,” Paraklesis
(Summer 2005): 1–2.
o “The Importance of Theology for an Excellent Biblical Education,” The Summit 9 (Fall
2005): 4–5.
o “A Biblical Perspective on Cohabitation,” in Family Policy Perspectives: A Video Series from
the North Carolina Family Policy Council with Study Guides (Raleigh, N.C.: North Carolina
Family Policy Council, 2006).
o “Intelligent Design and Science: Allies or Enemies?” The Journal of Ministry and Theology
11, no. 1 (Spring 2007): 49–90.
o “The Imago Dei Revisited,” The Journal of Ministry and Theology 11, no. 2 (Fall 2007): 5–
37.
o “Women in the Church: the Matter of Public Speaking,” The Journal of Ministry and
Theology 12, no. 1 (Spring 2008): 92-123.
o “A Christian View of the Environment,” Baptist Bulletin (July-August 2008): 19.
o “Apologetic Methods: What Are They And Why Can’t We Agree?” Paraklesis (Spring 2009):
1, 6.
o “How to Better Understand the Age of the Earth,” Paraklesis (Spring 2010): 3, 5.
o “Jesus and War,” The Journal of Ministry and Theology 14, no. 1 (Spring 2010): 5-54.
Academic/Professional Papers Presented:
o “Sowing the Wind and Reaping the Whirlwind: Cheating in Our Society,” paper presented in
chapel as part of the Faculty Forum series at Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, Pa.,
November 17, 2000.
o “The Case for Eternal Security from Five Key New Testament Passages,” paper presented at
the Bible Faculty Leadership Summit, Ankeny, Iowa, July, 2001.
o “The Implications of Living Together before Marriage,” paper presented in chapel as part of
the Faculty Forum series at Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, Pa., March 4, 2002.
o “Marriage Revisited: The Christian Polygamy Movement,” paper presented in chapel as part
of the Faculty Forum series at Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, Pa., November 11,
2002.
o “Is Cultural a Reflection of the Imago Dei?” paper presented at the ETS Regional Annual
Conference, Clarks Summit, Pa., April 2004.
o “Intelligent Design and Science: Allies or Enemies?” paper presented in chapel as part of the
Faculty Forum series at Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, Pa., November 13, 2006.
o “Women in the Church: the Matter of Public Speaking,” paper presented in chapel as part of
the Faculty Forum series at Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, Pa., December 12, 2007.
o “The Will of God and the Death of Christ: A Case for the Universal Scope of the
Atonement,” paper presented as part of the Faculty Forum series at Baptist Bible Seminary,
Clarks Summit, Pa., February 9, 2009.
o “Jesus and War,” paper presented as part of the Faculty Forum series at Baptist Bible
Seminary, Clarks Summit, Pa., September 16, 2009.
o “Heavenly Minded and of No Earthly Good: Does Believing in the Rapture Make Christians
Useless to Society?” paper presented as part of the Faculty Forum series at Baptist Bible
Seminary, Clarks Summit, Pa., December 6, 2010.
o “Right to Life, Right to Death,” paper presented as part of the Faculty Forum series at Baptist
Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, Pa., February 28, 2011.

Ph.D. Dissertations Supervised:
o J. B. Hixson, “Deconstructing the Gospel: Case Studies in Postmodern American Evangelical
Soteriological Method,” PhD dissertation, Baptist Bible Seminary, 2007, published as
Getting the Gospel Wrong: The Evangelical Crisis No One Is Talking About (Longwood,
Fla.: Xulon Press, 2008).
o Douglas C. Bozung, “Investing in Eternity: A New Testament Theology of Rewards,” PhD
dissertation, Baptist Bible Seminary, 2008.

Book Reviews:
o Review of Discovering Biblical Equality: Complementarity Without Hierarchy by Ronald W.
Pierce and Rebecca Merrill Groothuis, eds., The Journal of Ministry and Theology 9, No. 2
(Fall 2005): 139–42.
o Review of Angels of Glory and Darkness by John Woolmer, The Journal of Ministry and
Theology 11, No. 1 (Spring 2007): 145–46.

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