Todd D. Still, Ph.D., serves as The Charles J. and Eleanor McLerran DeLancey Dean and The William M. Hinson Professor of Christian Scriptures in the George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University. In addition to serving as Truett’s fifth dean, a position that he has held since 2015, Dr. Still, who joined Truett's faculty in the fall of 2003, teaches courses in New Testament Studies and Greek. Before coming to Truett, Dr. Still taught at Gardner-Webb University’s School of Divinity in Boiling Springs, NC, where he occupied the Bob D. Shepherd Chair of New Testament Interpretation. Dr. Still’s first academic appointment was at Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, TX, where he served from 1995-2000.
Dr. Still holds the Bachelor of Arts in Greek and sociology from Baylor University (1988), the Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1991), and the Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Glasgow, Scotland (1996). He has also studied at Cambridge University in Cambridge, England (1993) and the University of St. Andrews in St. Andrews, Scotland (1994). Additionally, he has served as an Honorary University Fellow at the University of Exeter in Exeter, England (2008) and will be serving as a Barclay Fellow at the University of Glasgow in the spring of 2019.
Dr. Still is the author of Conflict in Thessalonica, the co-author of Thinking through Paul, three commentaries (on Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon respectively), and some fifty articles that have appeared in such venues as New Testament Studies, Journal of Biblical Literature, and Catholic Biblical Quarterly. He has also edited or co-edited ten volumes (including the award-winning Lightfoot Legacy Set) and has made over one hundred academic presentations. Presently, he is under contract to write a guide to the Thessalonian Letters (T&T Clark), a reading of 1-2 Corinthians (SPCK), and a companion to Pauline interpretation (T&T Clark).
Dr. Still also serves as the editor of the Reading the New Testament Series (Smyth & Helwys) and as co-editor (with Mark Goodacre of Duke University) of the New International Greek Testament Commentary (Eerdmans). Furthermore, along with his Truett colleague David E. Wilhite, he is editing a five-volume collection entitled Paul Among the Fathers (T&T Clark), and along with his Baylor colleague William H. Bellinger, is editing the Baylor Annotated Study Bible. In addition, Dr. Still presently serves as Assistant Secretary of Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas and as Past President of the Southwestern Region of the Society of Biblical Literature.
In addition to his administrative and academic work, Dr. Still is committed to and involved in local churches. A licensed and ordained Baptist minister, he has the opportunity to preach and teach in many congregational and conference settings and has served in a variety of ministry capacities, including church custodian, music minister, youth minister, college minister, education minister, pastor, and interim pastor (of twelve different churches in North Carolina and Texas).
Dr. Still is married to Carolyn, his wife of twenty-eight years. They, along with their two sons, Samuel (a first-year student at Truett) and Andrew (a sophomore at Baylor), live in Waco. Apart from work, Dr. Still enjoys gardening, golfing, watching Baylor Bear athletics, playing with his family’s many pets, and traveling.