Kenneth B.E. Roxburgh
Howard College of Arts and Sciences
Biblical and Religious Studies
220 Chapman Hall

Ken Roxburgh came to Samford from Scottish Baptist College in Glasgow, Scotland, where he served as president and taught. He received his B.A. from the London School of Theology, his M.Th. from Aberdeen University, and his Ph.D. from Edinburgh University.

Roxburgh researches the History of Christianity in Scotland in the 20th century. He has written numerous articles for scholarly journals, as well as a book, Thomas Gillespie and the Origins of the Relief Church in 18th Century Scotland (Peter Lang, 1999). At Samford Roxburgh teaches Baptist History and Theology, Christian Theology, Pastoral Theology, and Contemporary Theology. He has pastored churches in Scotland and Alabama and is a member of Vestavia Hills Baptist Church.

He is married with two adult children who live in Scotland. He has two grand-daughters and two grand-sons.

Degrees and Certifications

  • B.A. Hons (London School of Theology)
  • M.Th., Aberdeen University
  • PhD, Edinburgh University


  • 'Robert James McCracken: Theology of Mission' Baptist Quarterly, Volume 42, No. 7, July 2008, pp 477-500.
  • 'The Mission of the Protestant Church in Scotland: 1940-1960' by Welsh Journal of Religious History, December, 2008.
  • 'Scottish Baptists and the Welsh Revival of 1904’ in Revival, Renewal, and the Holy Spirit, edited by Dyfed Wyn Roberts, Paternoster Press, 2009, pp.185-207.
  • Baptism, Membership and Communion: Scotland and Alabama. In Fausto A Vasconcelos and Paul Fiddes (Eds.), Baptist Faith and Witness Book 4 - Papers of the Study and Research Division of the BWA 2005-2010 (pp. 305-342). Virginia: Baptist World Alliance.
  • ‘Growth Amidst Decline: Edinburgh’s Churches and Scottish Culture’ in Church Growth and Decline: 1980 to the Present edited by David Goodhew, Ashgate, 2012, pp 209-219.
  • Fundamentalism in Scotland. In David Bebbington and David Ceri Jones (Eds.), Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism in the United Kingdom during the Twentieth Century (pp. 273-288). Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. 2013.
  • Your Word is truth: Theological developments among twentieth Century Scottish Baptists. In Brian Talbot (Ed.), A Distinctive People: A Thematic Study of Aspects of the Witness of Baptists in Scotland in the Twentieth Century (pp. 128-150). Milton Keynes, England: Paternoster Press. 2014.


  • Christianity in Scotland in the 20th century


  • Ecclesiastical History Society
  • Baptist Historical (UK) Society
  • Scottish Church History Society
  • National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion
  • American Academy of Religion