Craig Evans is the John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins and Dean of the School of Christian
Thought at Houston Baptist University in Texas. A graduate of Claremont McKenna College, he received his M.Div. from
Western Baptist Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Claremont Graduate
University in southern California. He has also been awarded the D.Habil. by the Karoli Gaspar Reformed University in
Budapest. A well-known evangelical scholar, Evans is an elected member of the prestigious SNTS, a society dedicated
to New Testament studies.
After teaching one year at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Evans taught at Trinity Western
University in British Columbia for twenty-one years, where he directed the graduate program in Biblical Studies and
founded the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute. Evans then taught for thirteen years at the Divinity College at Acadia
University in Nova Scotia. He was also a Visiting Fellow at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey.
Author and editor of more than sixty books and hundreds of articles and reviews, Professor Evans has given lectures
at Cambridge, Oxford, Durham, Yale and other universities, colleges, seminaries and museums, such as the Field Museum
in Chicago, the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. He also regularly
lectures and gives talks at popular conferences and retreats on the historical Jesus, Archaeology, the Dead Sea
Scrolls and the Bible.
2017 Conference Topics
Are the New Testament Gospels Reliable?
What Do the Oldest Manuscripts Tell Us About the Bible?
What Do the Dead Sea Scrolls Tell Us About Jesus?
What About the Gospels Outside the New Testament?