Dr. Newell Williams discusses Disciples history with the Peoples Bible Class.
Dr. Williams is an Ordained Minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); a member of the American Academy of Religion, the American Society of Church History, the Association of Disciples for Theological Discussion, and the Stone-Campbell Dialogue. He holds a Ph.D. (1979) and M.A. (1975) from Vanderbilt University and a B.A. from University of Tulsa (1971). He is married to the Rev. Sue McDougal, and they are the parents of three children. Early in his academic career, Dr. Williams served Brite as Assistant Professor of Church History and as Assistant (1978-1983) and later Associate Dean (1983-1984). From 1984 – 2003 he taught at Christian Theological Seminary, where he served as Vice President and Dean from 1992 – 1998.