Dr. Weaver has been at Baylor University since 2003 and is a tenured full professor in the Department of Religion. He is a member of the Department's Historical Studies area and his current research and teaching focus is on Baptist history and Pentecostalism. In fall 2019, Baylor University Press will publish his Baptists and the Holy Spirit: The Contested History with the Holiness-Pentecostal-Charismatic Traditions. Dr. Weaver offered a survey of Baptist history as a search for the New Testament church and examined the work of 20th-century Baptist leader, E. Y. Mullins, and the importance of freedom of conscience and ecclesiology in Baptist life. He recently co-authored a book with Aaron Weaver, Different and Distinctive But Nevertheless Baptist. A History of Northminster Baptist Church, Jackson, MS (Mercer University Press, 2018).
Dr. Weaver teaches at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He offers graduate seminars, supervises doctoral students, and gives attention to an introductory undergraduate Christian heritage course (editing a reader published by Baylor University Press). Dr. Weaver is part of the Department's administrative team with his service as Interim Department Chair. FULL BIOGRAPHY