baughDr. S. M. Baugh

Associate Professor of New Testament
Westminster Theological Seminary in California


Steve Baugh was born in a small town in Oregon where he lived until joining the U. S. Navy in 1973. In his fourth year of military service, Baugh was converted to Christ and returned to college at the University of Oregon where he earned two bachelor’s degrees in telecommunications and in classics. (He says that he found a 2-for-1 coupon in the newspaper!) Baugh served as campus president of the U. of O. InterVarsity chapter and eventually became a member at Oak Hill OPC in Eugene.

In 1982, Steve and his wife, Kathy, moved to Escondido to attend the new campus of Westminster Theological Seminary. He graduated in 1985 with the M.Div. and soon enrolled in a Ph.D. program in ancient history at the University of California, Irvine, which he completed in 1990 working on the historical background of the apostle Paul. In the meantime, Dr. Baugh had been teaching at Westminster in Greek and Hebrew, and in 1991 he was appointed to teach New Testament.

Dr. Baugh has been interested in Covenant Theology for some time, but his interest was recently rekindled when he offered an elective class on the subject at Westminster along with his colleague, Dr. R. Scott Clark, whose dissertation at Oxford University was on the history of Covenant Theology in the sixteenth century. Dr. Baugh hopes to contribute to the biblical foundation of Covenant Theology in the near future with a book on the theology of the Book of Hebrews. He has published two textbooks on New Testament Greek and written essays in books and scholarly journals on various topics including divine foreknowledge, predestination, and the women’s ordination issue. He is currently writing a commentary on the Pastoral Epistles. Dr. Baugh serves as a council member of the national Council of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and is a ministerial member of the Presbytery of Southern California of the OPC.

Steve and Kathy Baugh have three children: Stephanie Grace (10), Leah Hope (8), and Isaac Christopher Michael (3), and he and Kathy have been married since 1980. They currently live in Valley Center with a big garden, a variety of fruit trees, two cats, and untold numbers of gophers (many of the latter soon to be deceased).

Dr. Baugh spoke on the following:

1. What is Covenant Theology?2. A Short History of Covenant Theology.3. Covenant and Salvation: “I will be your God, and you will be My People.”

4. The Sacraments as Covenant Events.

5. The Covenant in Church and Family.

Dr. Baugh on the Internet.

Books by Dr. Baugh

New Testament Greek Primer

The Apostle Among the Amazons: A Review Article

Savior of All People”: 1 Tim 4:10 in Context