Matthew Barrett, Ph.D.

Matthew Barrett, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Christian Studies

Department: Arts & Sciences
Office Phone: (951) 343-3973
Email Address:
Office Location: 10370 Hemet Street, Suite 200; Riverside, California 92503
Office Hours: Office hours by appointment


Degree Major Emphasis Institution Date
Ph.D. Systematic Theology The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 2011
M.Div. Christian Studies The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 2008
B.A. Communications Biola University 2005

Classes Taught

Christian Theology 1 and 2; Foundations of Christian Thought; Church History 1 and 2; Overview of the Bible; The Christian Life; Jesus and the Gospels; Paul and the Early Church; Hermeneutics, Apologetics; Ethics; Philosophy; Comparative Religions, History of Baptist Thought.

Academic Areas / Scholarly Interests

Doctrine of Scripture, Doctrine of God; Trinity, Providence; Christology; Soteriology; Christian Worldview; Augustine; Reformation and Reformed Studies; John Owen; Evangelicalism.

Research, Presentations, and Publications


  • Prophet, Priest, and King: The Threefold Office of Christ. New Studies in Systematic Theology. Fearn, Ross-shire: Mentor, to be published 2017.
  • Reformation Theology: A Systematic Theology of Reformation Thought. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, to be published 2016.

Edited Books and Series

  • Series Coeditor. New Studies in Systematic Theology. Fearn, Ross-shire: Mentor.

New Studies in Systematic Theologyis a new and forthcoming series that brings together some of the best theologians today in order to write individual volumes on some of the most important issues in systematic theology. This series is co-edited with J. V. Fesko, Dean of Westminster Seminary California.

  • Editor. Reformation Theology. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, to be published 2016.

This is a large, academic volume that will be published in light of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. This volume is a systematic theology of Reformation thought, and includes some of the best Reformation scholars of our day, including Gerald Bray, Carl Trueman, Michael Reeves, Scott Swain, Robert Letham, Donald MacLeod, Michael Horton, Korey Maas, etc.

Books in series:

God’s Word Alone  (2016), by Matthew Barrett

God’s Glory Alone (2015), by David VanDrunen

Christ Alone (2017), by Stephen Wellum

Grace Alone (2016), by Carl Trueman

Faith Alone, (2015), by Thomas Schreiner

  • General Editor, Four Views on the Historical Adam. Contributors: Denis O. Lamoureux, John H. Walton, C. John Collins, William Barrick, Gregory A. Boyd, and Philip G. Ryken. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013.

This volume is part of the Counterpoints series in Bible and Theology, with senior editor Stanley N. Gundry.

He is also the author of numerous book reviews and journal articles in publications such as Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, Themelios, Sixteenth Century Journal, Journal of Theological Studies, International Journal of Systematic Theology, etc.

Additionally, Barrett is the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine.

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Church Membership / Activities

Senior Pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church (Riverside, CA).

Community Service / Involvement

Dr. Barrett will be a plenary speaker at the upcoming Southern Seminary Theology Conference: The Five Solas. To find out more about the conference, go here.

Personal Quote / Scripture / Philosophy of Education

"What do we want? What would we be at? What do our souls desire? Is it not that we might have a more full, clear, stable comprehension of the wisdom, love, grace, goodness, holiness, righteousness, and power of God, as declared and exalted in Christ unto our redemption and eternal salvation?"
- John Owen

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