Brian Gamel, Ph.D.

Brian Gamel, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
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PhD, New Testament, Baylor University
MDiv, Duke University
BA, Microbiology, University of Missouri
Research Interests
Gospel of Mark
Passion Narratives
Soteriology and the Death of Jesus
Use of the Bible in Public
Athletic Imagery in the New Testament
Courses Taught
Introduction to Christian Scriptures
New Testament Greek 1 and 2
Publication Highlights
  • Mark 15:39 as a Markan Theology of Revelation: The Centurion’s Confession as Apocalyptic Unveiling. Library of New Testament Studies. New York: T & T Clark International, 2017.
  • “Logos.” The Lexham Bible Dictionary. J. D. Barry and L. Wentz, editors. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2015.
  • “Lord’s Supper.” The Lexham Bible Dictionary. J. D. Barry and L. Wentz, editors. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2015.
  • “Salvation in a Sentence: Mark 15:39 as Markan Soteriology.” Journal of Theological Interpretation 6.1 (2012): 65-78.

About Dr. Gamel

Dr. Brian Gamel grew up in the Show-Me State (Missouri) where he attended the University of Missouri and received a B.A. in Microbiology and ran far too many 5k, 10k, and half marathon races. Although he was planning for medical school upon graduation, he chose instead to work on staff with a local college church in Columbia, MO, ministering to college students for six years.

He went on to pursue an M.Div. at Duke University before heading to Baylor to complete his Ph.D. in New Testament. He has taught classes on Scripture, Theology, Interpretation, and History at Houston Baptist University, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Baylor University’s Department of Religion, and Truett Seminary.

Dr. Gamel eagerly joined the staff of the Faith & Sports Institute in 2019 and is currently serving as Postdoctoral Research Fellow writing a book on the use of athletic imagery in the New Testament. He has three amazing children. In his free time, he runs, reads, and pretends to be learning how to play the guitar.

George W. Truett Theological Seminary