Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Gary Steward

Meet Dr. Gary Steward

Degrees and Experience
  • Ph.D., Church History & Historical Theology (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)
  • Th.M., Historical Theology (Westminster Theological Seminary)
  • M.Div. (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)
  • B.A., History (South Dakota State University)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Dr. Gary Steward grew up in South Dakota and majored in History at South Dakota State University. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he studied Bible and theology for three years under John Piper at the Bethlehem Institute in Minneapolis and completed a master of divinity degree at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He later served for over six years as the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. While a pastor, he also studied in London and completed a master of theology degree in historical theology through Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He returned to the U.S. to complete his Ph.D. in church history and historical theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Steward's specialty is in American political and religious history. He has published multiple books in his field, one dealing with Christian approaches to social reform in antebellum American and another examining the patriot clergy's arguments for political resistance during the American Revolution. His academic interests include British and American history, politics, church history, and historical theology.

  • Charles Hodge’s Systematic Theology, 3 vols., (Associate Editor) (Crossway, forthcoming)
  • Charles Hodge’s Evangelical View of the Church and Sacraments (Joshua Press, forthcoming)
  • Justifying Revolution: The American Clergy's Argument for Political Resistance, 1750-1776 (Oxford, 2021)
  • Reforming Culture: J.W. Alexander's Christian Approach to Social Reform (Joshua Press, 2020)
  • God's Design for Manhood and Womanhood (P&R, 2016)
  • Princeton Seminary (1812-1929): Its Leaders and Their Works (P&R, 2014)