Patricia Ennis

Distinguished Professor of Homemaking and Director, Homemaking Programs

Dr. Pat Ennis taught Home Economics for the San Diego Unified School District before developing and establishing the Home Economics Department at Christian Heritage College located in El Cajon, California at the request of Dr. Tim LaHaye. She moved to The Master’s College in 1987, at the invitation of Dr. John MacArthur, to establish the Home Economics-Family and Consumer Science Department. She had the privilege of beginning a consulting ministry with Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Homemaking concentration in 2005. Eventually the consultant role changed when she was appointed Distinguished Professor of Homemaking and Director of Homemaking Programs at SWBTS in October of 2010.

Dr. Ennis is the author of Precious in the Sight of God: the Fine Art of Becoming a Godly Woman (VMI), and Becoming a Young Woman Who Pleases God (New Hope Publishers), co-author, along with Lisa Tatlock, of Becoming a Woman Who Pleases God: A Guide to Your Biblical Potential (Moody Publishers), Designing a Lifestyle that Pleases God (Moody Publishers), and Practicing Hospitality: The Joy of Serving Others (Crossway Publishers), as well as a contributing author to Pearl Girls: Experiencing Grit, Encountering Grace (Moody Publishers), Think Biblically: Recovering a Christian World View (Crossway Publishers) and Daily Devotions for Writers, (Infinity Publishing.com). The Christian Homemaker’s Handbook, co-authored with Dr. Dorothy Patterson, is her latest book. The 554 page volume is a snapshot of the Homemaking Curriculum at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the College at Southwestern.

Pat’s life’s mission is to...

  • Love her Lord with ALL of her heart (Matthew 22:37).
  • Walk worthy of her calling (Ephesians 4:1-3).
  • Train the younger women to fulfill the Titus 2 mandate so that God’s Word will not be discredited (Titus 2:3-5).
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