Jonathan W. Arnold

Associate Professor of Church History and Historical Theology
Director of Research Doctoral Studies

Jonathan W. Arnold


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Doctorate of Philosophy, University of Oxford, 2010; Master of Studies, University of Oxford, 2007; Master of Theology, Systematic Theology / Pastoral Leadership, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2005; Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, The University of the South (Sewanee), 2001

Having grown up in Central Louisiana as the son of a Southern Baptist minister, Jonathan Arnold has held numerous academic and ministerial positions before coming to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. For three years, he served as senior pastor of a Bible Church in Michigan. Prior to that he and his wife led several student-focused ministries on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

Arnold transitioned to the academy full-time at Northland International University in Dunbar, Wisconsin where he served as vice president of student services and professor of theological studies. In 2015, Arnold moved to Boyce College, where he served as the founding director of the Augustine Honors Collegium, assistant professor of Christian theology and church history, and as founding editor of The Augustine Collegiate Review.

He has written The Reformed Theology of Benjamin Keach (CBHH, 2013; reprint, 2019) along with numerous articles, book chapters, and book reviews for various publications. He has been a fellow of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies (SBTS), a visiting fellow of the Centre for Baptist History and Heritage (Oxford), and is active in several scholarly societies.

He and his wife, Lindsay, have four children: Nathaniel, Benjamin, Lukas, and Sadie.

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