Terry J. Betts

Professor of Old Testament Interpretation

Terry J. Betts headshot

T. J. Betts is Professor of Old Testament Interpretation and came to Southern Seminary in 2001.

Before joining Southern’s faculty, he pastored churches in Ohio and Indiana for over fourteen years and continues preaching and teaching today. Dr. Betts is married to Ann and they have 2 children. He has been a member of Ninth and O Baptist Church for 23 years. 


Ezekiel the Priest: A Custodian of Tora
Amos: An Ordinary Man with an Extraordinary Message, Nehemiah: A Pastoral & Exegetical Commentary
40 Days in Psalms 1-50. 

He writes for Lifeway’s Explore the Bible and is a regular contributor to Stand Firm and Biblical Illustrator.

Are you ready to become a pastor, counselor, or church leader who is Trusted for Truth?