Kessler, Bordon Bowne was born on October 15, 1879 in Warrenton, Missouri, United States. Son of John Louis and Anna (Albers) Kessler.
Bachelor of Arts, Central Wesleyan College, Warrenton, 1900. Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Boston University, 1904, Doctor of Philosophy, 1919. University of Berlin, 1904-1905, University of Grenoble, France, 1905-1906.
Annual Ordained Mechanical Engineering ministry, 1906. Pastor Waynetown, Indiana, 1906-1908, Veedersburg, 1908-1910, St. Paul’s Church, Lafayette, 1910-1913. Professor systematic theology, Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colorado, 1913-1924.
Research in King’s College and British Museum, London, 1924-1926.