Jeffery Campbell

Assistant Professor of Preaching, W.A. Criswell Chair of Expository Preaching, and Dean of Students
Jeffery Campbell 214-818-1307


  • 2014 Ph.D. (Preaching/Pastoral Ministry), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dissertation: “The Role of the Audience in the Preaching Event: A Discussion between Expository Preaching and the New Homiletic.”
  • 2008 M.A. (Ministry), Criswell College
  • 2006 B.A. (Biblical Studies), Criswell College


Employment History

  • 2015-Present Assistant Professor of Preaching, W. A. Criswell Endowed Chair of Expository Preaching, and Dean of Students, Criswell College
  • 2015-Present Senior Pastor, New Hope Southern Baptist Church Kaufman, TX
  • 2012-2014 Adjunct Professor of Preaching, Criswell College
  • 2007-2008 Guest Professor, Criswell College
  • 2012-2014 Senior Pastor, Bullard Southern Baptist Church, Bullard, TX
  • 2006-2012 Senior Pastor, Bethany Baptist Church, Dallas, TX
  • 2005-2006 Interim/Senior Pastor, Faith Baptist, Corsicana, TX
  • 2003-2005 Pastor of Evangelism, Fellowship of Joy, Mansfield, TX



  • “Preaching to the Burdened Who Need to Find Rest,”, June 29, 2017.
  • Campbell, Jeffery C. “Expository Preaching: A Cohesive Definition.” JEHS 16, no. 2 (2016): 30-40.
  • “Expository Preaching: Toward a Working Definition,” Preaching Magazine, vol 31, no 5.
  • “As One with Authority: Preaching, Counseling and the Ministry of the Word,” Preaching Magazine, vol 27, no 4.


Conference Presentations

  • “The Bully Pulpit and the Biblical Pulpit: The Scriptural Intersect of Politics and Preaching” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Homiletics Society, Fort Worth, TX, 14 October 2016.
  • “Allow Me to Illustrate: Why Illustration Is Crucial for Effective Preaching,” presented at the SWBTS Text-Driven Preaching Conference, Fort Worth, TX, 7 March 2017.

Academic Honors

  • 2008-2009 Presidential Scholarship, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • 2006 Paige Patterson Preaching Award, Criswell College