Executive Directors


Matthew Y. Emerson

Matthew Y. Emerson (Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Dickinson Chair of Religion and Assistant Professor of Religion at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He is the author of Christ and the New Creation (Wipf and Stock, 2013) and Between the Cross and the Throne (Lexham, 2015), along with a number of essays and articles. Matthew is also the co-editor of the Journal of Baptist Studies, and, along with R. Lucas Stamps and Christopher Morgan, the co-editor of a forthcoming volume on Baptist catholicity with B&H Academic. His research interests include biblical theology, early Christian interpretation, and Baptist catholicity. Matt is married to Alicia and has five beautiful daughters.

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R. Lucas Stamps

R. Lucas Stamps (Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Assistant Professor of Christian Studies at Anderson University. He has published several articles and essays in the area of systematic theology. Along with Matthew Emerson and Christopher Morgan, he is the co-editor of a forthcoming volume on Baptist catholicity with B&H Academic. Luke lives with his wife and four children in South Carolina.

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editorial Director

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Brandon D. Smith

Brandon D. Smith (Ph.D. Candidate, Ridley College) is Assistant Professor of Theology and New Testament at Cedarville University and hosts the Church Grammar podcast. He has authored a few books, including Rooted and They Spoke of Me. His research interests include the Trinity, canonical and theological interpretation, patristic theology, and the Book of Revelation. He lives in Cedarville, OH with his wife and their two daughters.

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Operations Director


Winston Hottman

Winston Hottman serves as Director of Institutional Effectiveness at Criswell College in Dallas, TX. He earned a B.A. in Public Policy & Business from Houston Baptist University and an M.Div. from Criswell. He is currently a Ph.D. student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, focusing on early Christian studies. Winston is married to Bryn and has three children.

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