Malcolm B. Yarnell III of Benbrook, Texas serves his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as an author, teacher, and pastor. He is blessed to be the earthly father of such virtuous men as Truett, Matthew, and Graham, and gracious women as Kathryn and Elizabeth, but he is best identified through the glorious presence of his brilliant wife, Karen, a mother, theologian, and teacher.
Malcolm’s most recent book is a biblical theology, Who Is the Holy Spirit? (Nashville, 2019). 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). His other recent contributions consider philosophy and society, John Locke’s “Letters of Gold” (Oxford, 2017); theology and anthropology, Trinitarian Theology, ed. Keith Whitfield (Nashville, 2019); and covenant ecclesiology, The Fourth Strand of the Reformation, ed. Paul Fiddes (Oxford, 2018). Dr. Yarnell has edited twenty volumes and has seen over 140 of his own academic and popular essays published. The 35 PhD students he has mentored now serve as university and church leaders on many continents.
Whether speaking to international academic colloquia or to local congregations, Malcolm’s personal passion is theologically interpreting the canon of Scripture so as to bless people and glorify God. He currently serves the Lakeside Baptist Church in Granbury, Texas, as Teaching Pastor and the churches of the Southern Baptist Convention as Research Professor of Systematic Theology at the Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.