Owen Strachan


Owen Strachan is Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. At MBTS, he teaches the full range of theology and supervises doctoral students while serving as the Director for the Center on Gospel & Culture.


The Maine native is a graduate of Bowdoin College (A.B. in History), Southern Seminary (M.Div. in Biblical & Theological Studies), and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Ph.D. in Theological Studies). In roles within the SBC and greater Evangelical sphere, Dr. Strachan is Senior Fellow of the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood and was formerly President of CBMW.


A well-established writer, Dr. Strachan has published several books, including: Risky Gospel: Abandon Fear and Build Something Awesome; editor of The Pastor as Scholar, the Scholar as Pastor: Reflections on Life and Ministry by John Piper and D.A. Carson; The Essential Edwards Collection with Douglas Sweeney; The Colson Way; Awakening the Evangelical Mind; The Pastor as Public Theologian; Designed for Joy; and Essential Evangelicalism: The Enduring Influence of Carl F.H. Henry.


Dr. Strachan is married to Bethany and together they have three children.

“If our evangelistic efforts prove fruitless in earthly terms, we can still know that our service and our witness glorify the Lord, and will surely bring heavenly rewards. If we head overseas to share the gospel with unreached people, and the work is long and hard and seemingly fruitless, we must rest in the goodness of God and trust him to accomplish his good plan.”