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The Confessing Baptist

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The Confessing Baptist: Essays on the Use of Creeds in Baptist Faith and Life

6" x 9"
296 pages

Available on Amazon Kindle

Edited by Robert Gonzales Jr.

A growing number of Baptist churches today are rediscovering their confessional heritage. The contributors to this book welcome this rediscovery. Indeed, they hope it continues! With that end in view, they have written and compiled these essays to celebrate and commend the use of creeds and confessions in Baptist faith and life. The primary audiences they have in view are local church leaders and members because sound theology is not just the province of the academy but is essential to the health and ministry of the local church. 


Nicolas Alford is an ordained minister of the gospel and graduate of Reformed Baptist Seminary, where he is a guest lecturer. He has served in various pastoral ministries, taught theology in both domestic and international contexts, and served on several overseeing boards and committees for Christian organizations. He has authored or contributed to several books.


Thomas K. Ascol is senior pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, Florida. Tom earned an MDiv and PhD from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Along with numerous articles in journals and periodicals, he has edited and written nine books. He is also the president of Founders Ministries and the president of the Institute of Public Theology.



Brian Borgman is founding pastor of Grace Community Church. He earned a BA in biblical studies from Biola University, an MDiv from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, a ThM in historical theology from Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, and a DMin from Westminster Seminary. Brian has written numerous books.


Vadim Chepurny serves as assistant to the dean at Reformed Baptist Seminary. Vadim is a graduate of UC Davis and The Master’s Seminary (MDiv). He serves as a pastoral intern at Immanuel Baptist Church in Sacramento and is pursuing future ministry in Ukraine.




Robert Gonzales Jr. holds an MA in theology and a PhD in Old Testament interpretation from Bob Jones University. He is an author and has contributed to several theological journals.





Michael A. G. Haykin serves as chair and professor of church history at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the director of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies, located on the Southern campus. He also teaches in the core faculty of Heritage Theological Seminary in Cambridge, Ontario, as professor of church history. Dr. Haykin has a BA in philosophy from the University of Toronto, a master of religion from Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto, and a ThD in church history from Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto.


Jeffrey D. Johnson is the teaching pastor of Grace Bible Church in Conway, Arkansas. He has an MRel and DMin from Veritas Theological Seminary and is the director of academics at Grace Bible Theological Seminary in Conway, AR. He is also the author of a number of books and the founder of Free Grace Press.



Thomas J. Nettles has taught and written about Baptist history since 1976. He has taught on the faculty of four theological seminaries and served as visiting professor at several others. Along with numerous journal articles and scholarly papers, Dr. Nettles is the author and editor of sixteen books.




Samuel E. Waldron is a graduate and former professor of Trinity Ministerial Academy. Sam holds a ThM from Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary and a PhD in systematic theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has authored many books and is currently the president of and a professor for Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary in Owensboro, KY.



Luke Walker is the preaching pastor of Redeeming Cross Community Church in Minneapolis where he has served since 2012. He is also the founding author of Wrath and Grace Publishing and has written seven titles.

Steve Weaver has served since 2008 as the senior pastor of Farmdale Baptist Church in Frankfort, Kentucky. Steve has a PhD in church history and historical theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He is an author as well as a co-editor with Michael A. G. Haykin.