Stephen O. Presley

Associate Professor of Church History; Director of Research Doctoral Studies

Dr. Presley serves as the Senior Fellow for Religion and Public Life at the Center for Religion, Culture & Democracy. He completed his undergraduate work at Baylor University and earned a Th.M. in Historical Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He also received a Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where he carried out his research in patristics. He has taught courses at several universities and seminaries and continues to teach graduate and post-graduate courses in church history and historical theology, as well as courses in early Christian theology, exegesis, apologetics, and worship. Presley is the author of numerous books, articles, and essays, including a forthcoming book on cultural engagement in early Christianity (Eerdmans). Dr. Presley has also served in a variety of ministry positions, and he is married to Haley and they have four children: Isla, Emma, Luke and Andrew.

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School of Theology



B.S. Baylor University; Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D. University of St. Andrews