Dr. Ben Blackwell is an Assistant Professor of Christianity at Houston Baptist University. Dr. Blackwell’s primary teaching areas are the New Testament and Theology, but he thoroughly enjoys interacting with students on a wide variety of topics. Being highly influenced by the British model of seminars, he regularly incorporates group discussion into his classes so he can help students understand the relevance of the Bible in ancient and modern contexts.
With a strong desire to invest in the church, Dr. Blackwell has served as a lay leader in a variety of ministry areas such as social justice missions, teaching, and preaching. He served for several years as the local missions coordinator at Fellowship Church (Grapevine/Dallas). He later served as a local preacher in the Durham Methodist Circuit as well as the senior steward with Carrville Methodist Church in Durham.