I am a follower of Jesus Christ. My wife (Laura) and I were married in 1995, and we have four children (Anna, Nathan, Jonathan, and Rachel).
Currently, I serve as Associate Professor of Theology (occupying the McFarland Chair of Theology), Director of the Baptist Center for Theology & Ministry, and Editor of the Journal for Baptist Theology & Ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana. Previously, I served for 13 years in church staff positions in Oklahoma and Texas. Prior to being elected to the faculty of NOBTS in 2013, I taught at three other institutions. I hold a B.A. (1996) in History Education from the University of Central Oklahoma and a M.Div. (2001) and Ph.D. in Theology (2007) from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.