Dr. Kelly Pigott


Dr. Kelly Pigott, university chaplain and associate professor of church history, is a graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, where he received a B.A. with honors in English and religion. At Samford he received the Herman Ross Arnold Award for the outstanding graduating senior in the Religion Department.

He completed his graduate studies at Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, TX, receiving a Master of Divinity as a President’s Scholar. He also received a Ph.D. in church history. He has over 20 years of experience as a pastor at various churches. And he was a church planter. He is a member of the Texas Baptist Historical Society and the Fellowship of Baptist Historians. He serves on the editorial board of the Baptist History and Heritage Journal, and the Texas Baptist History Journal.

Degrees Earned

  • Bachelor of Art, English and Religion, Samford University, 1985
  • Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1989
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Church History, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1993
  • A Princeton Review Best Western College
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities  
  • Center for Student Opportunity: Promoting a College-Bound Culture
  • US News Best Colleges
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  • College Choice Best Christian Colleges and University
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