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About W. Brian Shelton

W. Brian Shelton has served as Provost in northeast Georgia and Professor of Theology at three Christian colleges. He holds a bachelor from Asbury University, the M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary, and the Ph.D. in historical theology from Saint Louis University. A recognized speaker, he has authored numerous scholarly articles and contributed chapters to several books.

He is a fellow with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities Leadership Development Institute and the Georgia Governor’s Teaching Fellowship. His research interests include historical biblical exegesis, Western patristics, early church martyrdom, and soteriology.

Along with Sally, his wife of 25 years, Brian is the father of three daughters.  Living in northeast Georgia allows for some of the best hiking and waterfalls that a former Eagle Scout could enjoy. A favorite activity is leading college students to Europe to visit firsthand the most important sites of church history.


Toccoa Falls College (former)

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (2010-2019)

Interim Vice President for Student Development (2013-2014)

Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement (2016-2017)


Professor of Theology and Church History

Visiting Professor of Christian History: Rome with Purpose



Doctor of Philosophy
Historical Theology
Concentration in Early Christianity

Saint Louis University
St. Louis, Missouri

Master of Divinity
Concentration in Biblical Studies

Covenant Theological Seminary
St. Louis, Missouri

Bachelor of Arts
Biology with Chemistry minor     

Asbury University
Wilmore, Kentucky