Master of Arts (Biblical & Theological Studies)

Master of Arts (Christian & Classical Studies)



Warren Gage

Dr. Warren A. Gage

Professor of Old Testament

Southern Methodist University, BA, summa cum laude; Dallas Theological Seminary, ThM, highest honors; Southern Methodist University School of Law, JD; University of Dallas, MA, PhD; University of Tübingen (Germany), postgraduate studies

Dr. Gage believes that students should be trained to preach the Word, to be prepared in season and out of season, to correct, rebuke, and encourage with great patience and careful instruction (2 Tim. 4:2–3). Passionate about biblical theology and the great books, Dr. Gage relishes the opportunity to prepare Knox students for the highest of all callings—the Gospel ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Gerald Bray

Dr. Gerald Bray

Distinguished Professor of Historical Theology

McGill University, BA; University of Paris–Sorbonne, MLitt, DLitt

Dr. Gerald Bray is the program’s most widely renowned evangelical church historian and, specifically, the Knox evangelical expert on the history of biblical exegesis. Dr. Bray holds a BA from McGill University and an MLitt and a DLitt from the University of Paris–Sorbonne.

Bruce Waltke

Dr. Bruce K. Waltke

Distinguished Professor of Old Testament

Houghton College, AB; Dallas Theological Seminary, ThM, ThD; Harvard University, PhD

Dr. Bruce Waltke, one of the world’s preeminent Old Testament scholars, holds a doctorate in Greek and New Testament from Dallas Theological Seminary and another doctorate in ancient Near Eastern languages and literature from Harvard. His teaching career, spanning work at Dallas Theological Seminary, Regent College, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary, won him his reputation as a master teacher with a pastoral heart. Dr. Waltke has pastored several churches, lectured at many North American evangelical seminaries, and spoken at numerous Bible conferences.

Samuel Lamerson

Dr. Samuel Lamerson

Professor of New Testament

Bob Jones University, BA; Knox Theological Seminary, MDiv, magna cum laude; Trinity International University, PhD

Dr. Lamerson’s teaching philosophy can best be summed up in a quotation from William Butler Yeats: “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” Dr. Lamerson desires to light a fire in his students that will cause them to become lifelong students of the Word of God. He uniquely combines academic research and teaching with 16 years’ pastoral experience—the latter as a senior pastor, a director of children’s ministries, and everything in between.

Michael Allen

Dr. Michael Allen

D. James Kennedy Associate Professor of Systematic Theology

Wheaton College, BA, MA, PhD

Dr. Allen teaches students to delight in the careful study of God’s mighty deeds (Ps. 111:2), integrating specific Bible study with the broader scope of theology to prepare students for faithful ministry of worship and witness in local churches. He believes that this approach is crucial to forming men and women for Christ-centered, Gospel-driven, and mission-focused ministry in the twenty-first century. Two principal concerns shape his classes and his writing ministry: (1) theological commentary on the Bible and (2) systematic theology shaped by rigorous exegesis and engagement with historical theology.

Jim Belcher

Dr. Jim Belcher

Associate Professor of Practical Theology

Gordon College, BA; Fuller Theological Seminary, MDiv; Georgetown University, PhD

Dr. Belcher’s teaching is informed and inspired by this quote from Nicholas Wolterstorff: “Shalom is both God’s cause in the world and our human calling . . . We are workers in God’s cause, his peace-workers. The missio Dei is our mission.” Dr. Belcher believes that Jesus is at the center of all that we do. Jesus informs the mind and inspires the mission as we create culture and seek the peace of the city (Jer. 29:7).

Jonathan Linebaugh

Dr. Jonathan Linebaugh

Assistant Professor of New Testament

Messiah College, BS; Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, MDiv; Durham University, PhD

Dr. Linebaugh’s desire is to accompany students as they come to know and proclaim God’s love for sinners (Rom. 5:6–10). Eager to hear the Gospel afresh alongside his students, he understands theology to be the prayerful process of listening to and learning from God’s gracious words so that the Church can, in witness and worship, speak truthfully about the God who comes to us in Jesus.

Jonathan G. Smith

Rev. Jonathan G. Smith

Dean of Distance Education, Adjunct Instructor of Christianity & Culture

University of West Florida, BA, BA; Webster University, MBA; Knox Theological Seminary, MA

Prior to his seminary training, Jonathan spent over eight years in corporate sales and training. His teaching is motivated by his desire to see students boldly proclaim the Gospel and master all aspects of ministry, not just preaching. He particularly enjoys the instruction of apologetics, and his teaching philosophy is inspired by 1 Peter 3:15.

Steve Carpenter

Dr. Steve Carpenter

Visiting Lecturer of Biblical Theology

John Brown University, BA; Dallas Theological Seminary, ThM

John Frame

Dr. John Frame

Visiting Professor of Apologetics

Harvard University, BA; Westminster Theological Seminary, MDiv; Université de Genève, DThéol

Scott Manor

Dr. Scott Manor

MABTS Program Director, Academic Advisor

Covenant College, BA; Covenant Seminary, MA, MTh; University of Edinburgh, PhD

Steve Jeck

Steve Jeck

MACCS Program Director, Academic Advisor

B.S., Appalachian State University; MA (Christian and Classical Studies); Knox Theological Seminary