John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins

Houston Baptist University

BA, MA, MDiv, PhD, DHabil

Professor Craig A. Evans is the John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins at Houston Baptist University in Texas. A graduate of Claremont McKenna College, he received his MDiv from Western Baptist Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and his MA and PhD in Biblical Studies from Claremont Graduate University in southern California. He has also been awarded the DHabil. by the Karoli Gaspar Reformed University in Budapest. A well-known evangelical scholar, Evans is an elected member of the prestigious SNTS, a society dedicated to New Testament studies. He also serves as the Director of the Christian Thinkers Society Fellows Program and Strategic Studies.

Craig is well-known for contribution to work on the Gospels, the historical Jesus, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and archaeology of the New Testament. He founded the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute in British Columbia, Canada. Author and editor of more than eighty books and hundreds of articles and reviews, Craig has given lectures a Cambridge, Oxford, Durham, Yale, and universities, colleges, seminaries, and museums, such as the Field Museum in Chicago, the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. He has been seen on Dateline NBC, CBC, CTV, Day of Discovery, and many documentaries on BBC, The Discovery Channel, History Channel, History Television, and others. He is a member of the Institute for Biblical Research, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the prestigious Society of New Testament Studies. He has served as the editor-in-chief of the Bulletin for Biblical Research, and has served on several editorial boards of journals and scholarly monograph series.