Barry K. Creamer

President and Professor of Humanities
Barry K. Creamer 214.818.1300


  • 2000 Ph.D., (Humanities: Philosophy and History), The University of Texas at Arlington
  • 1994 M.Div., Criswell College
  • 1985 B.A. (English), Baylor University




  • 2014-present President, Criswell College, Dallas, TX
  • 2011-2014 Vice President of Academic Affairs, Criswell College, Dallas, TX
  • 2004-present Professor of Humanities, Criswell College, Dallas, TX
  • 2001-2008 Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), Arlington, TX
  • 2000-2008 Adjunct/Associate Professor of Philosophy, Texas Woman’s University,  Denton, TX
    Areas of instruction included: philosophy, philosophy of religion, ethics, bioethics


  • 2013-2014 Interim Pastor, First Baptist Church, Sunnyvale, TX
  • 2008 Interim Pastor, First Baptist Church, Madisonville, TX
  • 2006-2007 Interim Pastor, Glen Meadows Baptist Church, San Angelo, TX
  • 2005-2006 Interim Pastor, Bethany Baptist Church, Pleasant Grove, Dallas, TX
  • 2004-2005 Interim Pastor, Hillcrest Park Baptist Church, Arlington, TX
  • 1987-2004 Pastor, Woodland West Baptist Church, Arlington, TX
  • 1987 Mission Pastor, Grace Church, Mission of Woodland West Baptist Church, Arlington, TX
  • 1985-1987 Minister of Evangelism, Trinity Baptist Church, Arlington, TX
  • 1982-1985 Mission Pastor, Campus Mission of Trinity Baptist Church, TSTI, Waco, TX

Scholarship & Presentations

  • Host of Coffee with Creamer, Christian worldview radio program heard on 90.9 FM KCBI in North Texas, 2008-2018.
  • “Moral Realism and Paired Donor Exchanges,” presented at Transplant Learning Conference, at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Fall 2013.
  • “An Evangelical Perspective on Postmodernity,” Mishkan, issue 66, 2011.
  • Notes, Commentary, and Expanded Paraphrase: Mark, Philippians, General Epistles, Revelation. Smashwords Electronic Publications. 2010.
  • Revelation. Logos Research Systems, Inc. 2010.
  • “Article XIII: Stewardship,” in The Baptist Faith and Message 2000: Critical Issues in America’s Largest Protestant Denomination, ed. Doug Blount and Joe Wooddell (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2007).
  • Cessationism,” The Criswell Theological Review, vol. 4, no.1, Fall 2006.
  • “Obligations beyond Rights: Judith Jarvis Thompson Upside Down,” presented at Cutting-Edge Bioethics: Human Life on the Line, a conference of The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity held at Criswell College, Fall 2005.

Significant Activities of Service

  • Tarrant Baptist Association roles:
    Personnel Committee (including as chair)
    Committee on Ministries in Specialized Settings
    Supervisor of Six Flags Chaplaincy
    Student Ministries Committee
  • Program Director, Steering Committee, Texas Falls Creek Youth Camp
  • Revival, camp, preaching, and teaching engagements: Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland, India, Russia


  • The Greek World
  • The Modern World
  • American Culture
  • American Culture (Contemporary Thought)
  • Topics in Humanities: Ancient and Roman World
  • Topics in Humanities: Greek and Medieval World
  • Topics in Humanities: Early Modern and Modern world
  • Senior Thesis
  • Introduction to Biblical Exposition
  • Sermon Delivery
  • Preaching from the Old Testament
  • Preaching from the New Testament
  • Preparation of Expository Sermons
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Logic
  • Introductions to Ethics
  • Metaphysics
  • Advanced Studies: Philosophical Topics: Moral Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Biblical Hermeneutics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Critical Thinking (M.Div. Philosophy)
  • Moral Philosophy (M.Div. Philosophy)
  • Philosophy of Language