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Barrett, Ph.D.

Phone: 903.233.3392

  • Chair, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences

  • Associate Professor of Political Science

  • Program Coordinator for Political Science

John Barrett has a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, a Master of Arts in International Relations/International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a Ph.D. in Religion, Politics and Society from Baylor University.  His research focuses on interactions between politics and Christianity and he is the author of, Evangelism and Politics: A Christian Perspective on the Church and the State.

Prior to joining the faculty of LeTourneau University, he worked in the private sector serving as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies such as Apple, Google, Samsung, Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon. He and his wife Karen have seven children: Nissah, Christian, William, Jonah, Annah, David, and Isaac.


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  • Ph.D. in Religion, Politics and Society, Baylor University
  • M.A. in International Economics/International Affairs, Johns Hopkins University
  • B.S. in Foreign Service, Georgetown University



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  • Barrett, John C. Evangelism and Politics: A Christian Perspective on the Church and the State. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2020.
  • Barrett, John C. "World War I and the Decline of the First Wave of the American Protestant Missions Movement." International Bulletin of Missionary Research 39 no. 3 (July 2015): 122-26.
  • Barrett, John C. Review of The Gospel of Freedom and Power: Protestant Missionaries in American Culture after World War II, by Sarah E. Ruble. Journal of Church and State 56 no. 4 (Autumn 2014): 788-90.