Matthew J. Hall was appointed as provost and senior vice president for academic administration of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in April 2019. Previously, Dr. Hall served as dean of Boyce College in 2016 and senior vice president of academic strategy at Southern Seminary. His previous administrative service at the seminary also includes serving as vice president of academic services (2013-2016) and chief of staff in the Office of the President (2009-2013). He has been a member of Southern’s Executive Cabinet since 2009. Dr. Hall also serves as associate professor of church history. His academic and research interests focus on the intersection of theology and culture in American religion, and he regularly teaches courses in church history, American history, and American government at the graduate and undergraduate level.
Hall earned his Ph.D. in History from the University of Kentucky. He also holds a M.Div. and Th.M. from Southern Seminary and a B.A. in Christian Thought from Grove City College.
He is co-editor of Essential Evangelicalism: The Enduring Legacy of Carl F.H. Henry (Crossway, 2015). He has contributed chapters to several volumes and has written articles for a range of popular outlets as well as scholarly journals. He regularly preaches and teaches throughout North America, as well as in the Spanish-speaking world.
Hall is active in denominational life and has served two terms on the SBC Resolutions Committee and is a research fellow with the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. He and his wife, Jeannie, have three children and are members of Clifton Baptist Church.