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Faculty

S. M. Baugh

Professor of New Testament

What is Adoption?

Dr. Baugh has taught Greek at Westminster Seminary California since 1983 and New Testament and Greek since 1991. He is a minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Dr. Baugh wrote the two main textbooks used for Greek I–III: New Testament Greek for Interpreters (third edition) and A First John Reader. His other recent books are a commentary on Ephesians in the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary series and The Majesty on High: Introduction to the Kingdom of God in the New Testament. His other writings includecommentary on the Pastoral Epistles and Philemon in the award-winning Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary, study notes on Ephesians in The ESV Study Bible, and many scholarly articles for academic journals and book collections of essays. 

Dr. Baugh and his wife, Kathy, have two grown daughters and a son and live in Valley Center on “The Lazy B Ranch.”


What I Want to Instill in My Students
“I believe that a seminary in particular should be small enough to allow the students and faculty to get to know one another as people. We are a tightly-knit community working together. This was a big reason why I came to Westminster Seminary California and something that I try to maintain as a faculty member.”

Areas of Interest and Research
Ephesians and Hebrews; Kingdom of God; covenant theology

An interview with S. M. Baugh