• Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1987
  • M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1980
  • M.A., Oxford University, 1974 (conferred 1979)
  • B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University, 1972

Additional Study

  • The University of Dallas, 1982
  • The Divinity School, Duke University, 1990-91
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1990-91


  • Multi-housing Ministry Strategist, Yates Baptist Association and the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, 1990-91
  • Teaching Fellow and Adjunct Teacher in Church History, 1981-83
  • Assistant Reference Librarian, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1981
  • Administrative Assistant for Health and Social Services, Office of the Governor of Oklahoma, 1975-77

Denominational Service

  • Conversation participant, Churches of Christ and Southern Baptist discussions, IFW-HMB-SBC, 1992-98
  • SBC observer at Faith & Order Commission, National Council of Churches (1991) for Interfaith Witness Department, Home Mission Board-SBC, 1988-91


  • "The Decline and Recovery of Believers' Baptism." Southwestern Journal of Theology. Spring 2001.
  • Editor of Fides et Historia. 1994-97.
  • "W.R. Estep: Advocate of the Free Church Heritage." Southwestern Journal of Theology. Summer 1994.
  • "William Roscoe Estep, Jr." The Legacy of Southwestern. 2002.
  • Articles in Discipleship Training on John Smyth, Thomas Helwys, John Bunyan and general and particular Baptists in England
  • Book reviews in Southwestern Journal of TheologyBaptist History and Heritageand Texas Baptist History


  • "Baptist Polity," Conversation of Southern Baptists and Churches of Christ, Belmont University, Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 29-30, 1993
  • "Hübmaier's Theology of Proclamation," Believers' Church Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, March 30-April 1, 1989
  • "Samuel Richardson and Changes in a London Calvinistic Baptist's Opposition to a State-supported Clergy, 1644-1656," SW Regional Meeting, AAR, Irving, Texas, March 1988

Professional Organizations

  • Conference on Faith and History
  • American Society of Church History
  • Baptist History and Heritage Society


  • Church Membership:
    • University Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas
    • Children's ministry team, Southcrest Mission
  • Spouse: Sharon Hodgin
  • Children: Lydia