SBUBolivar, Missouri Est. 1878

Courts Redford College at Southwest Baptist University

Questions? Contact

Bing Bayer
Department Chair
(417) 328-1765

Bing Bayer
Clint Bass
Donald Denton
Zach Manis
Rodney Reeves

Mission Statement

The Courts Redford College of Theology and Ministry endeavors from a Christian perspective to teach students the Bible, our Christian heritage, and spiritual formation, and to prepare students for professional church vocations.


Dr. Donald Denton

Donald Denton
Donald Denton
Professor of Theology
Southwest Baptist University
Work 1600 University Avenue, 200·F Jim Mellers Center
Bolivar, MO 65613
Work (417) 328-1762 |
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Current research projects: Denton is continuing research interests begun in his recently published dissertation, Historiography and Hermeneutics in Jesus Studies (T &T Clark, 2004), including theological hermeneutics and theological method.

Why do you enjoy teaching at SBU? "It's exciting to join with students in working through some of life's most important questions out of the resources of our Christian heritage."

Educational and professional background: Denton earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Southeastern Louisiana University, a Master of Divinity at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D., at Fuller Theological Seminary. Denton's professional experience includes serving as a staff member in various Louisiana churches.

Faith dedications: Denton is a member of National Heights Baptist Church.