Baylor’s Truett Seminary Appoints New Lecturer of Christian Theology

March 11, 2024

WACO, Texas (March 11, 2024) ­­– Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary announced today that Jangho Jo, PhD, will join the Seminary’s faculty as a lecturer of Christian Theology beginning in the fall of 2024. In this role, Jo will teach a range of courses across Truett’s expansive theological and historical curriculum.  

“Following an extensive, national, highly competitive, faculty-led search, Dr. Jangho Jo has emerged as the successful candidate to serve in what is a newly created faculty line at our Seminary, namely, lecturer of Christian Theology,” said Dean Todd D. Still, PhD. “Dr. Jo, who will be joining an accomplished team of scholar-teachers, will add appreciably to our community of faith and learning. I am looking forward to his presence and influence among us.” 

Jo holds a BA in economics from Seoul National University (Seoul, Korea), a MDiv from Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary (Seoul, Korea), a ThM in historical theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (South Hamilton, MA), and a PhD in historical theology from Baylor University (Waco, TX).

As a bi-vocational minister, since 2011 Jo has served as the lead pastor at the Korean Church of Waco, a member of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. He has also taught numerous courses, including systematic and constructive theology, church history, and Christian ethics for MDiv and DMin programs across the country and around the world. Jo’s varied pastoral and educational experiences have enabled him to teach students to engage thoughtfully with the rich heritage of the Church while fostering love and respect for ministry.

“The Truett faculty is excited to have Dr. Jangho Jo as our new lecturer of Christian Theology,” said Brian C. Brewer, PhD, professor of Christian Theology and chair of the search committee. “Dr. Jo is a gifted teacher and has taught a broad array of theology courses at the seminary level for over a decade since completing his studies in historical theology. His research and teaching have encompassed the full range of the patristic, Reformation, and contemporary periods of Christian history and witness. What is more, Dr. Jo’s long tenure as a pastor makes him the paragon of what we hope each of our students will one day become: a scholar minister. He is a deep thinker with a pastor’s heart for Christ’s Church and Christian ministry.”

Regarding the announcement of his appointment, Jo remarked, “Truett has consistently demonstrated both service to the Church and top-tier academic research and training. I am very honored to join Truett's wonderful community. It will be both my joy and privilege to work with the students, faculty, and staff at Truett for the sake of the Church and God's kingdom. I am looking forward to being a part of this great ministry and am eager to see how the Lord will continue to use Truett for His glory.”

Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked Research 1 institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 20,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary is an orthodox, evangelical, multi-denominational school in the historic Baptist tradition that equips God-called people for gospel ministry in and alongside Christ’s Church by the power of the Holy Spirit. Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools, Truett Seminary provides theological education leading to the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, Master of Arts in Contextual Witness and Innovation, Master of Arts in Theology, Ecology and Food Justice, Master of Arts in Theology and Sports Studies (online), Master of Theological Studies, Doctor of Ministry, and Ph.D. in Preaching. Truett Seminary also offers joint degrees through Baylor University school/college partnerships in social work, business, law, music, and education. In addition to the flagship Baugh-Reynolds Campus in Waco, the Seminary also has additional instructional sites in Houston and San Antonio. Visit the Truett Seminary website to learn more.