Dr. Jeffrey Peterson


Jeffrey Peterson is the Jack C. and Ruth Wright Associate Professor of New Testament at the Austin Graduate School of Theology, where he has taught since 1993. He was born in Galena Park (near Houston). He holds the B.A. and M.A. degrees from Abilene Christian University, the Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and  the Ph.D. in New Testament studies from Yale University. During his studies he was awarded scholarships by all three institutions as well as the Fund for Theological Education and the Christian Scholarship Foundation.


In addition to his work at the School, Peterson has taught courses in New Testament and biblical Greek at the University of Texas at Austin, the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, and ACU. He is an active member of the Society of Biblical Literature, and his scholarly publications concern the early development of Christian theology, especially in the Pauline letters and the Gospels. He coauthored the popular book Things That Matter: A Guide to Christian Faith, and he has spoken at the Pepperdine University Bible Lectures, the ACU Bible Lectureship, the School’s own Sermon Seminar, and numerous churches.


Peterson has three children: Benjamin, Laura, and Brian, and is a member of the University Avenue Church of Christ.