Ph.D., University of Aberdeen
M.Div.BL, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A., M.A., Dallas Baptist University
Dr. Terry Wilder is passionate about the biblical languages, NT backgrounds, hermeneutics, and text-driven, expository preaching. An active churchman, he firmly believes that biblical scholarship should not be separated from local church ministry. He often contributes papers to theological conferences, preaches and teaches in churches, leads mission trips, and speaks on ethical issues. He has written several articles and authored, coauthored, or edited several books including In Defense of the Bible (B&H Academic, 2013), Perspectives on Our Struggle with Sin: Three Views of Romans 7 (B&H Academic, 2011), Entrusted with the Gospel: Paul’s Theology in the Pastoral Epistles (B&H Academic, 2010), The Lost Sermons of Scottish Baptist, Peter Grant: The Highland Herald (BorderStone Press, 2010), and Faithful to the End: An Introduction to Hebrews through Revelation (B&H Academic, 2007). He recently finished and edited 1 Corinthians: A Commentary (T&T Clark, 2022), before now an unpublished manuscript written by the late, renowned NT scholar, E. Earle Ellis.
Wilder’s doctoral thesis, completed under the supervision of I. Howard Marshall and Brian Rosner, was revised and published as Pseudonymity, the New Testament, and Deception: An Inquiry into Intention and Reception (University Press of America, 2004). He is currently working on several volumes, including a second edition of his dissertation, a commentary on Ephesians, a biblical theology on 1 & 2 Thessalonians, two volumes on the Pastoral Epistles, and a Greek exegetical guide on 2 Peter and Jude. Prior to coming to Campbellsville University, Wilder taught NT and Greek for nine years at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, served for three years as Academic Acquisitions Editor for B&H Publishing Group in Nashville, Tennessee, and taught NT and Greek for 13 years at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. He and his wife Denise have two sons, Ian and Aaron.