The School of Ministry
Biblical and Theological Studies (UG)
Full Name: Justin Hardin
Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies
B.A. Ouachita Baptist University; M.Div. Beeson Divinity School of Samford University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Cambridge University.
In addition to his role as assistant dean, Dr. Hardin continues to teach New Testament
and Greek at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and enjoys his time interacting
with students. He regularly presents papers at international conferences and has published
at both the popular and scholarly levels. He is currently writing a commentary on
1 Corinthians for Zondervan’s Story of God Bible Commentary series. His book, Galatians
and the Imperial Cult, was published in an internationally acclaimed peer-reviewed
monograph series (Mohr Siebeck, 2008).
Before coming to PBA in 2014, Dr. Hardin taught at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University
(2008–14). An award-winning professor, he was named “Most Innovative Teacher” in the
humanities division by the Oxford University student union (2012). He also received
the “Promising Teacher Award” (2007) at Oklahoma Baptist University, where he served
as the R. Strickland Assistant Professor of Bible (2005–2008).
Dr. Hardin belongs to the Society of Biblical Literature, the Institute of Biblical
Research, and the Tyndale Fellowship. An ordained minister, he enjoys serving and
teaching in local churches within the evangelical tradition. He and Jill—his childhood
sweetheart—are decisively (but happily) outnumbered with three school-aged children.