A native of Lubbock, TX, Channing Crisler holds a BS in History from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX. He received his Master of Divinity in Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX, and his Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.
Dr. Crisler is married to Kelley, and they have five children—Silas, Taylee, Titus, Annalee, and Cross. Kelley is an interpreter for the deaf in Anderson District 5.
Dr. Crisler is the author of Reading Romans as Lament: Paul’s Use of Old Testament Lament in His Most Famous Letter (Pickwick, 2016). He is currently writing a book on Lukan Christology (Sheffield Phoenix Press) and an intertextual commentary on Romans (Pickwick). He has also written various articles, essays, and book reviews. His primary research interests include Pauline epistles and theology, Lukan Christology, suffering in Early Christianity, and Martin Luther’s impact on biblical interpretation.
My goal in ministry is to do all things on account of the gospel (1 Cor 9:23). Therefore, my teaching in the classroom and the local church is propelled by the grand truth that Jesus has been crucified and risen. It is my ambition to show how all the bible, all of ministry, and all of life is summed up in the crucified and risen Christ. I hope to pass on to my students a passion for God’s word which is thoroughly gospel-centered and contains the wisdom which leads to salvation.