Adjunct Professor of Theology


B.A., University of Kentucky; M.Div., Th.M., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Obbie is the pastor at Third Baptist Church of Marion, Illinois. He previously served at churches in Georgia, Louisiana, and Kentucky. Obbie holds a PhD in Theology from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where he studied 18th and 19th century Baptist theology. Obbie specializes in American religious history and has been published in a dozen academic journals, including the International Journal of Systematic Theology, Scottish Journal of Theology, The Journal of Church and State, Baptist History and Heritage, The Journal of Religious History, and The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. Obbie has published three books, including The Moral Governmental Theory of Atonement (Cascade, 2021), A Baptist at the Crossroads (Pickwick, 2021), and Southern Edwardseans (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2022). He has also written on American religious history for Desiring God and The Gospel Coalition. Obbie and his wife Kelly have twins, Roman and Ruby. Obbie loves running outdoors, eating Mexican food, rooting for the Kentucky Wildcats, and reading American history.