Marvin Jones, PhD

Assistant Professor of Theology

About Marvin Jones, PhD

Dr. Jones has been teaching Theology and Church History at Louisiana College since 2013. He has contributed to Christian scholarship via his books, teaching courses, and participation in the School of Ministry and Missions. Dr. Jones has also pastored churches in North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Nevada and Louisiana.

Dr. Jones is married to Stacy and they have two children and a daughter-in-law: Marshall, his wife Brittany, and McKenzie (who is a current student at LC). His family worships each week at First Baptist Church Hargis where he pastors. Dr. Jones also does seminars, revivals, ministry support, ministry evaluation, and church growth dynamics. In his spare time, Dr. Jones enjoys riding his 2014 Road King Harley Davidson, reading, and, drinking coffee anytime and anywhere! (For a complete list of Dr. Jones’ education

Awards and Publications:


Historical Christology for the Contemporary Church, Wipf and Stock, Fall 2018 The Beginning of Baptist Ecclesiology: The Foundational Contributions of Thomas Helwys, Pickwick Publications, Summer, 2017.

Basil of Caesarea: His Life and Impact. Scotland, UK: Christian Focus Publications, Fall 2014.

Joseph: A Man of Integrity. Oradea, Romania: Emanuel University Press, 2008.

Athanasius’ Concept of Eternal Sonship as Revealed in Contra Arianos. New York: Mellen Press, 2006.


“The Perichoresis” Guest Journal Editor for 2018 Spring Publication, Emanuel University, Oradea, Romania.

“Did the Waterlander Mennonites Reject Menno Simmons Doctrine of the Incarnation?” Journal of Biblical Ministry, Luther Rice Publications, Spring 2012.

Paper Presentations

“Thomas Helwys’s Ecclesiology: Religious Liberty as Culmination of Reformed Thought.” Evangelical Theological Society, Annual Meeting, Providence, Rhode Island, November 2017.

“Assessing Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis’ meeting with Special focus upon the Filioque Clause.” Evangelical Theological Society, Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX., November 2016. 

“The Meaning of Daniel’s 70 Weeks Prophecy and a Modest Proposal for the Prophetic Fulfillment.”  Evangelical Theological Society, Regional Meeting, Atlanta, GA., Spring, 2011.         

“Athanasius’ Use of Philippians 2:5-11” Evangelical Theological Society, Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA., November 2005.


  • Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminar, 2014
  • D.Th., University of South Africa, 2005
  • S.T.M., Dallas Theological Seminary, 2001
  • M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1994
  • B.A., The Criswell College, 1991

Courses Taught

  • Christian Theology I and II
  • Old and New Testament Survey
  • Baptist History
  • Church History
  • Christian Faith and Values

“The calling of God upon my life is to teach young men and women how to be disciples of Jesus Christ.”

— Personal Quote