Malcolm Yarnell serves the churches of the Southern Baptist Convention as Research Professor of Theology at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as Managing Editor of the Southwestern Journal of Theology, and as a Member of the SBC Resolutions Committee. He also serves the Lakeside Baptist Church in Granbury, Texas as Teaching Pastor and is a Member of the Commission on Baptist Doctrine and Christian Unity with the Baptist World Alliance.
His most recent books are a biblical theology, Who Is the Holy Spirit? (Nashville, 2019), and a philosophical theology, John Locke’s “Letters of Gold” (Oxford, 2017). His most widely reviewed volumes include a biblical theology, God the Trinity (Nashville, 2016), an historical theology, Royal Priesthood in the English Reformation (Oxford, 2014), and a theological method, The Formation of Christian Doctrine (Nashville, 2007). Malcolm and his co-author, David S. Dockery, the President of Southwestern Seminary, just completed a major dogmatics volume, Special Revelation and Scripture (Nashville, forthcoming 2024).
Malcolm has written 9 volumes and edited another 15, while publishing over 150 other academic and popular essays. He earned advanced degrees in theology, history, and biblical studies from Oxford University (2000), Duke University (1996), and Southwestern Seminary (1991). After completing a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Malcolm served for over two decades as the Chief Financial Officer of a real estate investment corporation.
The fifty-seven research students he mentors now serve as church, university, and denominational leaders in the United States, Germany, Ukraine, China, India, Korea, Nigeria, Chile, and the Middle East. He is currently writing the first part of a 3-volume dogmatics called Theology for Every Person. The individual volumes are entitled God, God and His Word, and God and His World. His next three projects include a book on Eighteenth Century London Baptists, a book on Baptist Ecclesiology co-edited with Bart Barber, the President of the Southern Baptist Convention, and a book on Anabaptist Theology co-authored with Michael Wilkinson.