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Assistant Professor of Church History

B.A., Mississippi College; M.Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Jaggar has taught church history as well as other courses at Luther Rice since 2000. on both the undergraduate and graduate level. He has a Ph.D. in Church History as well as Historical Theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and minors in Baptist History and the Philosophy of Religion. He completed additional Post-Doctoral work at Southwestern in 2019. Dr. Jaggar has published the first volume of three volumes on the history of the church entitled The Resurrected Christ and Historical Followers, which covers from the time of Christ through the Renaissance.

 Dr. Jaggar served local Southern Baptist churches for over 25 years beginning in Family Life Ministry to Senior Pastor.  He seeks to grow students spiritually, pastorally, as well as educationally.

"The most important thing for every student is to maintain the life of a disciple of Christ. This is foundational to everything. Learning to have a daily devotional time, reading through the Bible prayerfully and meditatively, is the first and most indispensable tool for spiritual development. Beyond that, to be a witness for Christ that others come to know him that we might change the world for Christ.”