Gundersen, Henrik was born on January 31, 1857 in Tromsö, Norway. Son of Ole and Mette Bernthine (Olsen) Gundersen.
Graduate Tromsö Academy, 1872, Bethel Theological Seminary, Stockholm, 1884. Christlania U. Candidatus Philosophiœ, 1888. (honorary D.B., Baptist Union Theological Seminary, 1889.
Doctor of Theology, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1923).
Pastor Trondhjem, Norway, 1886-1887. Removed to the United States, 1888. Professor Greek and New Testament interpretation, Danish-Norwegian department Baptist Union Theological Seminary, 1888-1892.
Assistant professor New Testament interpretation, and biblical literature, University of Chicago, 1892-1895, dean and professor systematic theology, New Testament interpretation and Biblical literature, Danish-Norwegian Theological Seminary (University of Chicago), 1895-1813. Dean Norwegian Baptist Division House (University of Chicago), 1913-1921. Dean Norwegian Baptist Theological Seminary (Northern Baptist Theological Seminary), 1921—.
Married Hansine M. Hansen, of Trondhjem, Norway, June 28, 1888.