Dr. Maxie Burch

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Dr. Maxie Burch

Dr. Maxie Burch

Department Chair, Bible and Ministry
Professor of Biblical Studies

Ph.D., Baylor University
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological
B.A., The Citadel


As a historian and theologian, Maxie Burch is convinced that God is pretty big and therefore a great mystery that one lifetime will be insufficient to figure out.

Dr. Burch arrived at JBU in the fall of 2011 after fourteen years in Phoenix, Arizona.  Living in Siloam Springs where there are four defined seasons a year has proved to be a great joy.  Teaching and serving JBU students with his colleagues has proved to be a greater joy.    

He has the privilege of sharing life with his beautiful wife Lisa, whom he somehow tricked into marrying him.  They have four grown children and one grandson.  He enjoys backpacking, working out, and fly fishing.