ARC Associate Director
Head of Apologetics Institute
Editor of Areopagus Journal
Dr. Steven B. Cowan
and his wife Ronda joined us in 2000 from Fayetteville,
where Steve had been pastor of Immanuel
Baptist Church since 1992, and an adjunct professor at Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary, Midwestern
Baptist Theological Seminary, Ouachita
Baptist University and a visiting professor
at the University
Born in 1962 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Steve became a
Christian while attending the Calvary Baptist Church in Hattiesburg.
He attended the University of Southern Mississippi majoring
in the field of Sociology. Here Steve developed a keen interest
in philosophy and apologetics and determined that he would
pursue these disciplines on the graduate level.
He has earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from University
of Arkansas (dissertation: Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility:
A Compatabilist Reconciliation), as well as the Master of
Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Steve's teaching focus has been on Philosophy, Philosophy
of Religion, Ethics, Theology, Apologetics and World Religions.
Steve's wife has also been active in ministry serving as
a missionary for the Baptist Student Union, with a special
focus on internationals. Steve brings much needed expertise
into our ministry. Steve edited and contributed to the important
new Zondervan book, 5
Views on Apologetics. He has also participated
in public debates defending the existence of God and the
resurrection of Jesus. He brings to ARC a wonderful combination
of high academic standards and pastoral experience. Steve's
focus is on teaching and development of our Apologetics Journal
(Areopagus Journal) and the Apologetics Institute.