Carl J. Bradford

Carl J. Bradford

Dean of Texas Baptist College

Assistant Professor of Evangelism
Malcolm R. and Melba L. McDow Chair of Evangelism




  • Ph.D. in Evangelism, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX
  • B.S. in Business Administration, Xavier University of Louisiana

Dr. Bradford serves as dean of Texas Baptist College, assistant professor of evangelism, and the Malcolm R. and Melba L. McDow Chair of Evangelism. Additionally, he serves as an Evangelism Consultant for the SBTC and Minister of Evangelism at First Baptist Mansfield in Mansfield, TX. He frequently partners with local churches, assisting in evangelism training. 

Dr. Bradford has contributed chapters to the History of Evangelism in North America (Kregel, 2021), "Sufficiency of Scripture in Evangelism” in The Sufficiency of Scripture (Seminary Hill Press, 2022), And You Shall Be My Witnesses: 31 Devotionals to Encourage a Spirit of Everyday Evangelism (Seminary Hill Press, 2019), Evangelism Takes Heart: A 9-Week Journey to Cultivating A Heart For Evangelism (Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, 2019). Additionally, he has written journal articles for the Southwestern Journal of Theology. 

He is married to Andrea, and they have two children, Carl Jr. and Abigail. Dr. Bradford and his family are members of First Baptist Mansfield in Mansfield, Texas.

Meet Carl Bradford

Students at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary say Carl Bradford’s “pastor’s heart” and passion for evangelism are evident in the classroom and influences their own zeal to share the Gospel.

Bradford has served as assistant professor of evangelism at Southwestern Seminary since 2018...

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