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William B. Evans

Eunice Witherspoon Bell Younts and Willie Camp Younts Professor of Bible and Religion

B.A., Taylor University; M.A.R., Th.M., Westminster Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University


Born in Greensboro, North Carolina, Dr. Evans studied Political Science in college and worked in Washington, D.C., before attending seminary. He completed his Ph.D. in History of Christian Thought at Vanderbilt University. He came to Erskine College in 1993, and teaches courses in Theology, Church History, Religion and Culture, Comparative Religion, and Bible. He currently chairs the Department of Bible, Religion, and Philosophy at the College, and he has also taught at Erskine Theological Seminary and Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, Texas. He especially enjoys teaching the Old and New Testament survey courses at Erskine and introducing college students to the study of the Bible. In his spare time, Dr. Evans enjoys playing guitar, golf, and cycling.

Research and Publications

Dr. Evans’s research has focused on the history of the Presbyterian and Reformed tradition, particularly on the doctrine of salvation, Christology, and the doctrine of the church, and he is a recognized scholar of the Mercersburg Theology. For eight years he was the author/editor of the ARP Adult Quarterly Sunday School curriculum. He has written three books, edited the volume on Christology in the Mercersburg Theology Study Series, and is the author of many articles and book reviews.

Telephone: 864-379-8896
Location: Belk Hall: 227

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