Samford University

Our Staff

Dr. J. Bradley Creed

Provost and Executive Vice President
Professor of Religion

Creed, Brad

Contact Information

Phone: 726-2718
Fax: 726-4453
Office: Samford Hall 217

Biographical Information

J. Bradley "Brad" Creed is Provost and Executive Vice President and Professor of Religion at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.  A native of Jacksonville, Texas, he received the B.A. in Religion from Baylor University, and the M.Div. and Ph.D. in the History of Christianity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Prior to coming to Samford University in 2001, Creed was Professor of Christian History, Associate Dean, and Dean at the George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University in Waco, Texas.  He has also served as the Scholar in Residence at the Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs in Washington D.C. and Visiting Professor of Church History at the John Leland Center for Theological Studies in Falls Church, Virginia. 

Creed is a frequent speaker for universities, civic organizations, and churches, and is the author of several published works and articles on religion, ethics, education and history which have appeared in journals, magazines and books. While at Samford, he has taught Cultural Perspectives, Biblical Perspectives, Foundations, and the Western Intellectual Tradition in the University Fellows Program.  Creed is the Chair for the Chief Academic Officer's Task Force of the Council of Independent Colleges, board member for the Alabama Historical Association, and serves on the board for the Lilly Fellows Program in the Humanities and the Arts.