Sterling College's 2022 commencement ceremony guest speaker is Dr. Roy Millhouse.
A native of West Virginia who was raised in Pittsburgh, Pa., Dr. Roy Millhouse worked in the construction industry for many years before pursuing an academic career. Roy has also served in pastoral ministry in Arkansas and Texas. One of those opportunities included a three-year term as interim pastor at Little River Baptist Church, Cameron, TX. Founded in 1849, Little River is one of Texas’ historic churches. The founding pastor is buried at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin, TX, a status Roy will never attain. Nevertheless, Roy still preaches regularly at various churches in the state of Kansas and beyond.
Roy has also taught at Baylor University and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. His research interests include Koine Greek pedagogy (Βασίλειος λέγει, χαἰρετε φίλοι μοι “Roy says, ‘hello, my friends!’”), Jewish and Christian apocalyptic literature, the Roman Empire, Second Temple Judaism, and narrative approaches to New Testament interpretation.
Roy loves sports of any kind, especially hockey, football, baseball, and soccer. He is an avid hiker and a very amateur geologist, often collecting rocks without knowing anything about them.
Roy and his wife Mikki (who works in the SC library) love the opportunity to minister to college students on a personal level, a special draw of the intimate setting of Sterling College.
The Millhouse’s have two grown children, Benjamin and Jillian. Their third child, Matt, is a Sterling High School student.