I’m Billy Marsh. I am a Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary student and graduated on May 9, 2008 with my Master of Divinity with a concentration in Theology. In addition, I am also a professor at The College at Southwestern. As of right now, I am teaching two sections of Greek I.
Kim and I were married on May 28, 2005 and have been happily and wondefully married for just over three years now. She and I moved from South Carolina two weeks after our wedding day, one week after our honeymoon, to Fort Worth, Texas to live in Seminary housing. We have been here ever since. We are also expecting our first child this coming winter. Our due date is January 9, 2009, and the doctor says it is going to be a boy!
Currently, I am moving on to Ph. D. work in the Fall ’08 semester and am planning on pursuing that degree here at SWBTS. My major is Systematic Theology and my minor is Reformation Studies. I will be working under Dr. Jason Lee (major advisor) and Dr. Kevin Kennedy (minor advisor). As of right now, I feel God is leading me to recover the Pastor/Theologian role in the pulpit. However, I also enjoy teaching, so I would not be opposed to a professorship either. Still, my heart is in the pastorate. I desire to have a shepherd’s heart with a scholar’s mind. For me, these are inseparable roles whether you are in the local church or in the great university.
I love music and have been playing guitar since I was a freshman in high school. Over the years, I’ve done a number of different things from competing in rodeos, mountain-biking, commercial catfishing, horse-training, playing lead guitar in a Christian rock band, construction work, and youth pastoring (not an exhaustive list).
My main interests as of right now are theological interpretation, biblical hermeneutics, OT Theology, biblical theology, Christ and culture, and preaching Christ in all of the scriptures.
My favorite authors are John Piper, Francis Schaeffer, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Kevin Vanhoozer, Chuck Colson, Charles H. Spurgeon, Martin Luther, and John Sailhamer.
My wife, Kim, is my pride and joy. I love her so dearly. She is truly a gift of God and a sign of his favor towards me (Prov 18:22). She is a first grade teacher in the Crowley District at Poynter Elementary school. She is a wonderful teacher with a heart full of compassion and tenderness for her students. She and I have so much fun together and are constantly growing more and more in love while simultaneously growing spiritually together in the Lord. Kim loves reading Christian fiction, riding bikes, sitting on the front porch at night, working in her flowerbed, throwing the frisbee (by the way, she has a better throw than me), and cooking.
Thanks for visiting my blog. I pray the Lord’s blessing on it daily that he will use it for his glory in whatever way he sees fit. I pray that he will especially use this site to build up the body and equip the believers to do the work of the ministry.