J. Alan Branch

Professor of Christian Ethics

Professor of Christian Ethics at Midwestern Seminary where he has served since 2001. He earned his undergraduate degree from Kennesaw State College and his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Since coming to MBTS, Dr. Branch has served in a variety of roles including vice president of student development (2001-2008). He currently serves as a Research Fellow in Christian Ethics for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, is a regular presenter at the Evangelical Theological Society, and frequent contributor to Baptist Press and the Missouri Baptist Pathway. In addition, he served as a chaplain in the United States Army Reserves from 2009 to 2013 and served a tour in the Middle East from 2011 to 2012. He preaches frequently and has served as interim pastor for churches in Kansas and Missouri. Dr. Branch and his wife, Lisa, have two daughters.

Local Church:

Providence Baptist Church, Liberty, MO


  • Born This Way? Homosexuality, Science, and Scripture

    November 2015
  • “Jesus and Homosexuality”

    For The Church, May 31, 2015Learn More
  • “Radical Feminism and Abortion Rights”

    Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood 9.2 (Fall 2004): 19-25
  • “Autonomy and the Health Sciences: Clarifying a Broad Concept”

    Integrate 2:20-33 (Fall 2003)
  • “Southern Baptists and the Sanctity of Human Life: The Pro-Life Stance of the Baptist Faith and Message 2000”

    Midwestern Journal of Theology 1.1-2 (Spring 2003): 54-63