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Charles Stephenson, Th.D.

Professor Emeritus of the New Testament

  • Th. D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Th. M., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.S.Ed., Abilene Christian University


Charles is Professor of New Testament. He serves as Chair of the Biblical Studies Department and Graduate Biblical Studies. Currently, Charles teaches Preaching and New Testament text classes on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Every fall he teaches all the incoming Biblical Studies majors in the Freshman Class as they study Introduction to the Old Testament. In addition to these responsibilities, he is the Adult Education Minister for the South Plains Church of Christ where he also serves as an elder.

Charles attended Abilene Christian University where he graduated with his B.S.Ed. in 1964. 

While preaching in Louisiana he attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where he received the M.Th. (1972) and the Th.D. (1978). He came to LCU in the fall of 1975 and is in his 41st year of service.  Charles preached for four churches before arriving in Lubbock where he has now preached for three churches. He has served as an elder in two churches. Also, he has presented studies of church leadership in several congregations.

Charles and his wife, Carolyn, have been married for 53 years. They have two married children, Chuck (ACU '86) and Carrie (LCU '88), who have given them 6 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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  • Currently teaches graduate and undergraduate Biblical Studies courses.
  • Served as Director of Graduate Biblical Studies in 1994-2001
  • Served as Chair of the Bible Department 1980-1994
  • Taught junior high boys Bible, 1966-67 at The Ganus School, New Orleans, LA
  • Taught high school math, 1964-66 in La Pryor, TX


  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Society of Biblical Literature


  • F. W. Mattox Teacher of the Year, 1984-85


  • Commentaries on 2 Peter and Jude for The Transforming Word: A One-Volume Commentary on the Bible (ACU Press, 2009)
  • Appointed to the Board of Trustees for Ohio Valley University in 2006
  • Serves as an Adjunct Professor for Amridge University, Montgomery, AL