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 Colubmia, 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.