Barry E. Morgan, Ph.D.
Professor of New Testament and Greek;
Chair, Division of Christian Studies
Dr. Barry Morgan has been HLG faculty for over 25 years, and he currently serves as the Christian Studies Division Chair. Morgan loves research and loves "studying just to learn for the sake of learning." Those passions carry over daily in the classroom as he fosters a love for the Word in his students. "It's a delight to be able to explain a truth or principle from the scriptures and hear people say, 'I see that.' I love that."
Before turning to the academic world, Morgan served in the Air Force, flying over 200 F-4 combat missions in Vietnam. Morgan and his family were stationed in Japan after the war, and although his love for flying never dissipated, God began to shift his career goals and calling. After fulfilling his commitment to the Air Force, Morgan stayed in Japan and began to serve alongside other missionaries stationed there. Morgan agreed to pastor an English-language church, but struggled to lead well with no formal training. "I really did not like being dependent upon other people's comments and other people's study to know what the Bible meant," said Morgan. "I wanted to be able to work with the original languages myself, to work with it myself."
Eventually, Morgan moved back to Texas where he attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for both his MDiv. and Ph.D. At the urging of a fellow student who had recently joined the faculty of HLG, Morgan moved to Hannibal to serve as professor of New Testament.
Morgan and his wife have two grown sons, both working as medical doctors. Outside of the academic world, the Morgans are often found hunting or fly fishing in Colorado.
- New Testament
- Foundations of Preaching
- Christian Doctrine
- Biblical Greek
- Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1987
- M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1979
- M.S., Texas A&M University, 1970
- B.S., Texas A&M University, 1968
Awards and Achievements
- Parkway Distinguished Professor Award, 2005
- Missouri Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1999
- Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 1996, 1998
- The Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award, 1990
- Who's Who in American Leadership, 1989
Contact InformationAcademics Office