Dr. Brad Matthews joined the faculty in the summer of 2008. He began his professional life as a mechanical engineer before coming to Covenant Seminary to complete an MDiv degree. During his time as a student at Covenant, he served as a pastoral intern in youth ministries and director of campus ministry. Following that, he pursued PhD studies at the University of Durham in England while also serving as an adjunct lecturer in both Greek and Hebrew at Cranmer Hall. He completed his thesis on the nature of Christian Maturity, which involved an interdisciplinary evaluation of modern perspectives and theories using a biblical theology of maturity.
Dr. Matthews has published on the topics of Christian maturity and interpretive issues in Colossians. He is currently working on a popular version of his thesis as well as the topic of Christian authority. His interest in these subjects and experience at Covenant in the formational aspects of the curriculum have uniquely equipped him to support and connect with students inside and outside of the classroom.
Dr. Matthews and his wife, Catharine, have a daughter. They enjoy cooking together and taking leisurely walks in the parks and gardens near their home. He also enjoys tinkering with a classic British roadster and taking on new home improvement projects.