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Dr. Paul Sanchez

Assistant Professor of Religion
Assistant Director of Honors

Office Location Montgomery Hall, 208
Phone (Office) 405.585.4245
OBU Mailbox # 61273

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Sanchez is a native of California, born and raised in San Jose, in the San Francisco Bay Area. He enjoys watching professional sports, especially football, baseball and basketball. He enjoys studying history, principally because of its power to provide context to our lives and to uncover deeper layers of God's providential story in our world. He counts it a privilege to serve students and is thrilled to do so in a Christian liberal arts setting.


  • Ph.D., Major: Church History and Historical Theology, Minor: Biblical Spirituality, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2020
  • Th.M., Historical and Theological Studies, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2020
  • Th.M., Church History and Historical Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2014
  • M.A., Theology, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2012
  • B.A., Major: Bible and Theology, Minor: History, Evangel University (formerly Central Bible College), 2009

Subjects Taught

  • Biblical Studies
  • Theology
  • Ethics
  • History

Professional Memberships

  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Baptist History and Heritage Society
  • Conference on Faith and History
  • Southern Historical Association

Awards and Honors

  • Central Bible College: Outstanding History Student Award, 2009
  • Archie K. Davis Fellowship of the North Caroliniana Society, April 2019-February 2020

Selected Publications

  • Chapter: “The Latino Church: A Story of Complexity and Its Challenges Today” in Confronting Racial Injustice: Theory and Praxis for the Church. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2022
  • “To Love the Souls of the People: Andrew Fuller and the Virtue of Love in Pastoral Ministry.” Bulletin of Ecclesial Theology, Vol 9.1 (2022): 87-101
  • The Spirituality of Love in Andrew Fuller’s Ordination Sermons. Louisville, KY: Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies, 2018

Selected Presentations

  • “Reflections on the Latino Church: A Story of Complexity and Its Challenges Today” Breakout session, Center for Pastor Theologians Annual Conference, Oak Park, IL, October 19, 2021
  • “The Problem of Evil,” Changing the Channel Collegiate Conference, Breakout session, Frankfort, KY, April 1, 2015

Selected Lectures

  • Lectures (7) on Christian doctrine for indigenous pastors, Reaching and Teaching International, Tambo, Ecuador, September 30–October 4, 2019
  • Lectures (5) for church conference on preaching and leadership, Mt. Horeb Evangelical Church, San Juan Sacatepéquez, Guatemala, March 29-April 1, 2018