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Dr. Thomas Marberry

Distinguished Professor of New Testament


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Dr. Thomas Marberry was born in Houston, Texas, on May 3, 1949. He lived his teen years in Bryan, Texas, where his father served as head professional at the municipal golf course. In 1966 Thomas accepted the Lord in the Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church of Bryan. He attended Oklahoma Bible College (now Randall University), Baylor University, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He holds a Ph.D. in religion with a New Testament concentration from Baylor University. He answered the call to preach while a student at Hillsdale and has 25 years of experience in pastoral ministry. Before coming to RU as an instructor in 1975, he pastored the United Free Will Baptist Church in Bryon, Texas.

Thomas served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College (now Randall University) in Moore, Oklahoma from 1983-1989 and 2008-2013. He currently serves as the Distinguished Professor of the New Testament. During his years at Randall University Thomas has taught courses in Greek, theology, church history, and other subjects. He has contributed commentaries on Galatians and the Johannine Epistles to the Randall House New Testament Commentary; this commentary on the Gospel of Luke is his third contribution to this series. Thomas has also written a number of articles and book reviews that have been published in Integrity: A Journal of Christian Thought and other Free Will Baptist publications.

Thomas and his wife, Wilma, are members of the First Free Will Baptist Church of Oklahoma City where he currently serves as pastor. Thomas is also very involved in the Hispanic ministry both in the local church and at the denominational level. For nine years he served as president of El Seminario Biblico La Cruz in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Thomas visits our Spanish-language churches in Oklahoma on a regular basis to help and encourage their ministries. He also visits our Free Will Baptist churches and associations in Mexico as often as possible.