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James W. Bryant

James W. Bryant

Distinguished Senior Professor of Pastoral Theology

Contact Information

Office:  214.818.1352
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Education

  • 1999 Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Criswell College
  • 1968 Th.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
    Major: Philosophy of Religion
  • 1963 M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • 1958 B.A. (with Honor), Wheaton College

Employment History

  • 2013-Present Distinguished Senior Professor of Pastoral Theology
  • 2004-2012 Senior Professor of Pastoral Theology
  • 2002-2004 Vice President for Academic Affairs, Criswell College, Dallas, TX
  • 1993-2002 Professor of Religion in the School of Religion, University of Mobile, Mobile, AL
  • 1991-1993 Executive Vice President, then President of Luther Rice Bible College and Seminary, Atlanta, GA
  • 1990 Became Minister-at-Large, Grand Ave. Baptist Church, in order to devote full-time to Bible conferences, seminars, and revivals.
  • 1983-1989 Pastor, Grand Avenue Baptist Church, Ft. Smith, AR
  • 1977-1983 Pastor, Sagamore Hill Baptist Church, Ft. Worth, TX
  • 1973-1977 Pastor, Hoffmantown Baptist Church, Albuquerque, NM
  • 1970-1972 Organized, served as Academic Dean, and taught in the Criswell Bible Institute (now Criswell College)
  • 1968-1973 Minister of Evangelism and Church Organization, First Baptist Church, Dallas
  • Organized the Criswell Bible Institute (now Criswell College) and served as the first Academic Dean
  • 1964-1968 Pastor, Burton Hill Baptist Church, Ft. Worth, TX
  • 1960-1964 Associate Pastor, Sagamore Hill Baptist Church, Ft. Worth, TX
  • 1958-1959 Associate Pastor, Colonial Hills Baptist Church, East Point, GA

Scholarship

Books: 

  • The New Guidebook for Pastors. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2007.  This book is being used at ten seminaries and colleges.
  • Learning and Living for Christ. Dallas: Crescendo Book Publications. Out of print. Used as one of the textbooks in Philosophy of Religion classes in both Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
  • God Who Is. Dallas: Crescendo Book Publications. Out of print
  • God Who Speaks and Acts. Dallas: Crescendo Book Publications. Out of print.
  • The Future of God. Dallas: Crescendo Book Publications. Out of print.
  • Christology According to John's Gospel. Dallas: Crescendo Book Publications. Out of print.
  • The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit in the New Testament. Dallas: Crescendo Book Publications. Out of print. Translated into Swahili for use in Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board seminaries in Africa.

Significant Activities for Service

  • Member and Trustee of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention
  • Trustee of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Member and Chairman of the Credentials Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention
  • Trustee of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Member of the Committee on Committees of the Southern Baptist Convention
  • Teacher of the McLaughlin Bible CLass (weekly Sunday morninngs) at the FBC, Dallas, TX.  Click here for more information.

Teaching

  • Bible Introduction
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Topics in Ministry
  • Pastoral Leadership
  • Baptist History and Distinctives
  • Systematic Theology I
  • Systematic Theology II
  • Theology Intensive: Dispensational Pre-millennialism
  • Theology Intensive: Reformation & Post-Reformation Theology
  • Theology Intensive: Christology
  • Reformation & Post-Reformation Theology
  • Baptist History and Distinctives
  • Spiritual Foundations

Professional Memberships

  • Evangelical Theological Society