Joel Williams

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Joel Williams, Ph.D.

Professor of New Testament and Greek


Dr. Williams teaches the New Testament Literature course in the Bible minor and courses on the Gospels and New Testament Greek for students who have a major within the School of Biblical and Theological Studies. The goal of these courses is to help students study the Bible for themselves and understand its message and relevance to their lives. His primary area of research relates to the literary aspects of Mark's Gospel and on how its narrative features communicate and influence its readers.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in New Testament, Marquette University
  • Th.M. in New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
  • B.A. in Bible, Moody Bible Institute


  • Favorite places to visit: Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming and Zion National Park in Utah
  • Hobbies: Spending time with family, rooting for the Green Bay Packers
  • Why I'm at Cedarville: Students here are both bright and eager to learn. They want to think through how to integrate their faith with the rest of their lives. It is a privilege to teach them. I also enjoy my colleagues in the Bible department. I feel that I have a great deal to learn from them both as a teacher and as a student of the Bible.