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Aaron Meraz

Aaron Meraz

W.A. Criswell Chair of Evangelism and Assistant Professor of Church Planting & Revitalization

Contact Information

Office:  214.818.1308
ameraz@criswell.edu

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Education

  • 2012 Ph.D. (Evangelism/Missions/Theology), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dissertation: “The Missiology of I. T. Tichenor with Implications on Contemporary Southern Baptist North American Missions.”
  • 2004 D.Min. (Evangelism/Missions/Church Growth), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Project:  “Empowering Men of Oak Grove Baptist Church, Hugo, Oklahoma, to Become ‘Fishers of Men.’”
  • 1996 M.Div.BL. (Evangelism), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • 1993 B.A. (History, Mathematics), Cameron University

Employment History

Full-time Teaching

  • 2014-Present W.A. Criswell Chair of Evangelism, Criswell College, Dallas, TX
  • 2013-Present Assistant Professor of Church Planting and Revitalization, Criswell College, Dallas, TX
  • 2013-Present Director of the Church Planting and Revitalization Center, Criswell College, Dallas, TX

Adjunct Teaching

  • 2013-Present Adjunct Professor of Evangelism, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX
  • 2013-Present Adjunct Professor of Theology, Liberty University Online
  • 2012-2013 Adjunct Professor, Criswell College, Dallas, TX
  • 2012-Present Adjunct Professor of Church Growth, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY
  • 2009-Present World Religions Professor, University of Phoenix Online

Ministry (Non-Academic)

  • 2005-2013 Church Planter/Pastor, Bridgeway Baptist Church, Prosper, TX
  • 2002-2005 Pastor, First Baptist Church, Princeton, TX
  • 1999-2002 Pastor, Oak Grove Baptist Church, Hugo, OK
  • 1996-1999 Pastor, Tyler Street Baptist Church, Jacksonville, TX
  • 1994-1996 Youth Pastor, Cedar Heights Baptist Church, Cedar Hill, TX
  • 1992-1993 Interim Youth Pastor, Central Baptist Church, Lawton, OK
  • 1990-1992 Youth Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Lawton, OK
  • 1989-1990 Interim Youth Pastor, Central Baptist Church, Lawton, OK

Scholarship

  • Book Review of “Vintage Church” by Mark Driscoll.  Great Commission Research Journal, vol. 1, no. 1 (Summer 2009):  121-124.
  • “Factors of Survivability of Church Plants in the Tarrant, Collin, North Texas, and Denton Baptist Associations,” Journal of The American Society for Church Growth, vol. 19 (Summer 2008):  53-76.

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Missional Foundations
  • Church Growth
  • Church Evangelism
  • Pastoral Leadership
  • World Religions
  • Topics in Leadership:  Team Building
  • Intro to Church Planting
  • Intro to Theology

Graduate

  • Introduction to Church Planting
  • Trends in Church Evangelism
  • Church Growth
  • Topics in Leadership:  Team Building

Professional Membership

  • Evangelical Missiological Society
  • Great Commission Research Network
  • American Society of Missiology