Blake McKinney

Assistant Professor of History and Humanities

Blake McKinney


817-923-1921 x8751


Ph.D., The University of Alabama
M.A., The University of Alabama
M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A., Union University

Dr. McKinney serves as assistant professor of history and humanities at Texas Baptist College. His research interests include the German Church Struggle, National Socialist Germany, and the role of international Protestantism in German Church/State relations.

He is working toward the publication of his dissertation, “The National and International Church: National Socialism, German Protestantism, and the Watching World.” He has published original research in Church History; encyclopedia entries in Great Events in Religion: An Encyclopedia of Pivotal Events in Religious History; book reviews in Past Tense and Southern Historian; and a report on a Latte-art Throwdown in Barista Magazine.

Dr. McKinney has presented his scholarship at academic meetings including the German Studies Association, the Southeast German Studies Workshop, and the Council of Europeanists.

 He and his wife Jennifer hail from the state of Tennessee. They have two daughters, and as a family they enjoy music, the Chicago Cubs, Alabama football, and travel. 

Enjoy this beautiful rendition of @BartMillard's song "I Can Only Imagine," performed by Southwestern A Capella from @SWBTSMusic.

We've been looking forward to this day all summer. There's nothing quite like the hustle and bustle of the first day of classes.

What are you most looking forward to this semester?

Three days of activities, orientations, introductions, and fun and games filled the #SWBTS and @TXBaptCollege official kickoff of the new academic year with New Student Orientation, August 10-12, as new students prepared for the new academic year.

Here at #SWBTS, we are committed to training even the smallest of Southwesterners. That starts with the Southwestern Music Academy through @SWBTSMusic.

You can register your child for one of the many music classes offered this semester at

What better way to beat the Texas heat than a friendly game of Slip-n-Slide Kickball?

We think it's safe to say this semester is going to be a good one!