Office of the President

President’s Welcome

Dr. Barry Creamer, President and Professor of HumanitiesIn 2020 Criswell College celebrated 50 years of providing higher education for men and women preparing to serve as Christian leaders. Unchanged are the core values of doctrinal integrity, academic engagement, ministry experience, and cultural influence. Since its beginning, Criswell alumni have had a dramatic influence in churches, schools, and other ministries not only in Texas, but throughout the country and around the world. Anticipating our next 50 years, the college has built its first on-campus residence hall for students preparing to graduate as ambassadors, cultivators, peacemakers, problem-solvers, and professionals—well-rounded in their exposure to ideas and disciplines, well-equipped to go wherever God sends them: Criswell 360° ready.

Criswell’s urban location and connections in the Dallas area and around the world are an asset for both graduate and undergraduate students. For example, the 4 years of undergraduate study are designed to integrate students into the campus, as well as global, local, and professional communities. And faculty, staff, and administrators are committed to doing all we can to serve students.

We are looking for students who will one day give their entire career to God, whether in a church, clinic, school, business, or courtroom, and who will use the power God gives them to serve those who have none—exactly as Jesus did for us. So we are honored by your interest in Criswell College, and hope you will join us in the scholarly and community experience which constitutes the pursuit of a Criswell degree.


Barry K. Creamer, Ph.D.

President Creamer hosts a weekly podcast called Coffee with Creamer, talking about faith, life, and culture. Click here to listen.

Criswell College admits students who are Christians of good character, without regard or reference to race, national or ethnic origin, color, age, disability, or sex (except where regard to sex is required by the College’s religious tenets regarding gender and sexuality) to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of these classifications in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.