Malcolm and Karen Yarnell serve their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as teachers and authors. They are blessed to be the earthly parents of such virtuous young men as Truett, Matthew, and Graham, and of such gracious young women as Kathryn and Elizabeth and their daughters-in-law, Ashlyn and Victoria.
Malcolm serves the Lakeside Baptist Church in Granbury, Texas, as Teaching Pastor and the churches of the Southern Baptist Convention as Research Professor of Theology at Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
Malcolm’s most recent books are a biblical theology, Who Is the Holy Spirit? (Nashville, 2019), and a philosophical theology, John Locke’s “Letters of Gold” (Oxford, 2017). His most widely reviewed volumes include a biblical theology, God the Trinity (Nashville, 2016), an historical theology, Royal Priesthood in the English Reformation (Oxford, 2014), and a theological method, The Formation of Christian Doctrine (Nashville, 2007). He is currently writing books on Special Revelation, 18th Century London Baptists, Baptist Ecclesiology, Anabaptist Theology, and a 3-volume popular-level Systematic Theology.
Malcolm has written or edited another 21 volumes and has published over 150 other academic and popular essays. He earned advanced degrees in theology, history, and Scripture from Oxford University (2000), Duke University (1996), and Southwestern Seminary (1991). (After completing a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Malcolm also served as the Chief Financial Officer of a Real Estate and Development Corporation.) The 55 research students he has mentored now serve as church, university, and denominational leaders in the United States, Germany, Ukraine, China, India, Korea, Nigeria, Chile, and the Middle East.
Karen is a popular speaker for women’s conferences and has contributed essays on the Trinity, on women as teachers, and on family Bible teaching. She regularly serves Southwestern Seminary as Adjunct Professor of Women’s Studies, focusing upon courses in the Old Testament and the New Testament.
Karen received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas and a Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Having read in applied theology at the University of Oxford, England, she is currently working upon her Master of Theology with focus upon the writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Truett is a Dallas banker, and he and Ashlyn are new parents. Matthew and Victoria serve as church planters in London, England. Matthew is also a Masters’ student in the University of the Arts London. Graham is completing a double major in Philosophy and English at Oklahoma Baptist University while serving in a local church. Kathryn is currently engaging in servant evangelism in New York City by working with refugee children.