About Dr. Malcolm Yarnell
  • Dr. Yarnell travels widely to speak both in local churches and in universities in order to promote biblical discipleship for the glory of Jesus Christ, his interests are in Systematic Theology (Trinity, Pneumatology, Ecclesiology), Historical Theology (Reformation), Baptist and Free Church Studies (17th Century Origins, Southern Baptists), and Political Theology, contributing to scholarship in all four areas. He is the author of The Formation of Christian Doctrine, and is under contract for the publication of his doctoral dissertation, "Royal Priesthood in the English Reformation," as well as a new Baptist Heritage text. Dr. Yarnell feels that he is called to disciple future leaders of the churches of Jesus Christ; therefore, his goal is to edify the local churches through Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Recently, by request of the administration, he was asked to take on the responsibility of Editor of the Southwestern Journal of Theology not only to bring it up to date but to continue its history as both an academic and pastoral publication of Southwestern Seminary.


    • Doctor of Philosophy, Oxford University, 2000
    • Master of Theology, Duke University, 1996
    • Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1990
    • Bachelor of Science, Finance, Summa *** laude, Louisiana State University in Shreveport, 1986


    • Assistant Dean, Theological Studies Division, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, July 2003-December 2007
    • Academic Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri, July 2001-August 2003
    • Assistant Professor of Theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, August 2000-June 2001
    • Pastor, Tabbs Creek Baptist Church, Oxford, North Carolina, August 1994-June 1997
    • Pastor, Lakeview Baptist Church, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 1992-May 1994
    • Pastor, Willows Apartment Mission Congregation, Fort Worth, Texas, 1990
    • Chief Financial Officer, Bossier Crossroads, Inc., Louisiana, 15 years
    • Assistant Vice President, United Mercantile Bank, Louisiana, 2 years
    • Staff Sergeant, Air Force Reserves, 6 years


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