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Kristopher K. Barnett

Associate Dean of the David T. Clamp Graduate School of Christian Ministry
Academic Background
Doctor of Philosophy, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Theology (concentration in preaching)
Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Bachelor of Arts, Angelo State University, Communication
Phone Number:
(864) 231-5618
Kristopher K. Barnett

Kris serves as an interim pastor and enjoys supply preaching at area churches.

“When God called me to vocational ministry, I remained open to his leadership in shaping that call. After serving as a youth intern, youth minister and pastor, I felt God leading me to pursue doctoral work so that I could train others for ministry. I love my position at Anderson University because it allows me to work with a variety of students. I get to introduce the Bible to freshmen students who are majoring in other fields. I get to provide practical instruction for undergraduate majors in Christian ministry. I get to work with second-career ministers and seasoned ministers in the master of ministry program. Finally, I get to interact with preaching pastors in our doctor of ministry program.”

What classes do you teach at Anderson

Hermeneutics, Introduction to the Bible, Leadership, Pastoral Ministry, Preaching, Spiritual Formations

What year did you start teaching at AU


Why teach at AU?

I enjoy the diversity of our student body, faculty, and staff. I appreciate that in the midst of diverse backgrounds and views we can gather for the important purpose of Christian higher education.


Working out, playing basketball, watching college football

Notable achievements outside of discipline

Completed a Mud Endeavor

People might be interested to know I...

Am a foster parent for the state of South Carolina.

How would you describe your classes to someone who has never attended one?

My classes vary depending on subject matter and student population. However, all classes have an interactive component. I bring my academic training, practical experience, and Biblical perspective to every class and seek to help students grow in the process.


Barnett, Kristopher K. 2011. What now? Mount Vernon, Ohio: Koozzz.

Barnett, Kris; Cline, Bob; Cribb, Bryan; Duduit, Michael; Fuller, Chuck; Neal, Ryan. 2010. Now that you’ve been called to ministry. Anderson, S.C.: AUMinistry Press.