Owen Strachan
President, CBMW
Editor-in-Chief, CBMW.org
Twitter: @ostrachan

In addition to his CBMW Presidential work, Owen Strachan is Assistant Professor of Christian Theology and Church History at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Boyce College. He is the Director of the Carl F. H. Henry Institute for Evangelical Engagement at SBTS. Most importantly, he is married to the lovely Bethany and is the father of three children.

Strachan is an elder at Kenwood Baptist Church and the author of seven books (see below). He is a contributing writer for The Gospel Coalition and a fellow of the Center for Pastor-Theologians. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College (AB in History), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv in Biblical & Theological Studies), and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (PhD in Theological Studies).

During his PhD work, Strachan served as the Managing Director of the Carl F. H. Henry Institute for Theological Understanding and the Founding Associate Director of the Jonathan Edwards Center, both at TEDS. He has served as Editorial Assistant to SBTS President Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr. and Pastoral Intern at Capitol Hill Baptist Church under Dr. Mark Dever. Before coming to seminary, he was a Staff Intern in the Office of White House Liaison (U. S. Department of State) and an intern to the Commissioner of the Maine Department of Labor.

Strachan’s interests vary, but include theology, culture, history, politics, sexuality, and the pastorate. In 2015, Strachan will publish three works: The Colson Way (Thomas Nelson), the first major work on Chuck Colson since his death in 2012; Reawakening the Evangelical Mind (Zondervan) on the 1940s neo-evangelical intellectual renaissance led by Harold Ockenga, Billy Graham, and Carl Henry; and The Pastor as Public Theologian (Brazos) with Kevin Vanhoozer.

Strachan has written academic journal articles for Themelios, Trinity Journal, Fides et Historia, Journal for Biblical Manhood & Womanhood, Bulletin of Ecclesial Theology, and Theology for Ministry. He has authored popular articles for The Atlantic, First Things, The City, and Christianity Today, and writes for The American Spectator and his Patheos blog, Thoughtlife. He speaks regularly for churches and conferences, and has been profiled in World magazine as a young evangelical leader and has been profiled in Baptist Press for his pro-life work.


  • Risky Gospel: Abandon Fear and Build Something Awesome (Thomas Nelson, 2013)
  • (ed.) The Pastor as Scholar, the Scholar as Pastor: Reflections on Life and Ministry (by John Piper and D. A. Carson (Crossway, 2011)
  • Jonathan Edwards, Lover of God (Moody, 2010)
  • Jonathan Edwards on Beauty (Moody, 2010) –Jonathan Edwards on the Good Life (Moody, 2010)
  • Jonathan Edwards on True Christianity (Moody, 2010)
  • Jonathan Edwards on Heaven and Hell (Moody, 2010)


  • Evangelical Theological Society (Member, Committee on Membership)
  • American Society of Church History
  • Conference on Faith and History

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