Oren Martin

Associate Professor of Christian Theology; Program Coordinator for the Seminary Track

B.A., Humanities, The University of Houston; M.Div., Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Martin grew up in Houston, Texas, and has served in various capacities before coming to Southern Seminary and Boyce College. He has raced cars, worked for NASCAR, ministered to college students in a local church at Texas A&M University, and served as professor of theology at Northland International University.

He has written Bound for the Promised Land: The Land Promise in God’s Redemptive Plan (IVP, 2015), 40 Questions About Biblical Theology (with Jason DeRouchie and Andy Naselli; Kregel, 2020), “The Land Promise in Biblical and Systematic Theology” in Progressive Covenantalism (B&H, 2015), serves as co-editor of Short Studies in Systemic Theology (Crossway), and is currently working on The Person of Christ in The Complete Works of John Owen (Crossway, 2021). He has published articles and book reviews for various publications including the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Trinity Journal, and The Gospel Coalition. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and currently serves as a pastor at Clifton Baptist Church. Martin is married to Cindy and they have three children: Jonathan, Anna, and Benjamin.

Ask A Professor

Why do you love teaching at Boyce College?

First and foremost, I love the opportunity I’ve been given to teach the most glorious, life-giving truths God has graciously made known to us. To teach and train students how to know and proclaim God and his saving work in Christ is an inestimable gift, and I am deeply grateful for that delightful task. Second, I derive so much joy from serving at a confessional institution with like-minded Christian colleagues as we partner together in the gospel to prepare students to participate in the Great Commission in the various lives and vocations for which they are preparing.

What are some of your top students doing with their degree?

Since Boyce College includes more majors than Christian ministry, I love the opportunity to teach students how to think and live before God as they prepare to go into the world for the sake of the gospel as business men and women, entrepreneurs, teachers, lawyers, and many other things. What a privilege! More specifically, it’s been such a joy to see former students now ministering in churches, pursuing further education, serving overseas, teaching in schools, starting companies, serving in politics, and working for organizations such a World Magazine, with hearts burning for the glory of Christ.

What makes the BTS Seminary Track degree at Boyce College distinct?

Let me tell you what is distinct about what we do in this discipline. I get to teach Christian theology, which attends to the whole of Scripture from Genesis to Revelation, in all of its glorious relations and proportions, as we think and talk about God the Holy Trinity, man, sin, Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, church and last things. In other words, we think through the basic concepts of the Christian faith so that we can faithfully confess and live before God wherever he leads us.