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Anthony Chute, Ph.D.

Professor of Church History
Associate Dean, School of Christian Ministries

Office Phone: (951) 343-4264
E-mail: achute@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Eugene and Billie Yeager Center B244
Office Hours: Fall 2016 Semester TBA

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Historical Theology Trinity Evangelical Divinity School 2002
M. Div. Pastoral Ministry Beeson Divinity School 1997
B. A. Christian Ministry Brewton-Parker College 1993
B. A. Christian Studies Brewton-Parker College 1993

Courses Taught

Fall 2016 Courses:

Old Testament Survey
Mon/Wed/Fri 9:30am-10:30am
BUSB 202

History of Baptist Thought
Tues/Thurs 10:30am-12:00pm
BUSB 125

Church History
Tues/Thurs 8:45am-10:15am
BUSB 125

Previous Courses:

CST 100 Overview of the Bible

CST 110 Introduction to the Old Testament

CST 130 Introduction to the New Testament

CST 210 Pentateuch and Former Prophets

CST 220 Latter Prophets and Writings

CST 300 History of Baptist Thought

CST 301 The Christian Life

CST 310 Exposition of Genesis

CST 360 Church History

CST 370 Christian Doctrine

CST 400 History and Theology of the Reformation

CST 413 History and Theology of the Puritans

CST 413 History of Christianity in America

CST 413 History of Christian Thought


Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

Church History
Historical Theology
Post-Reformation Studies
Nineteenth-Century Baptist Thought
History of Evangelicalism


Teaching Experience

Professor of Church History (2014-Present)
California Baptist University

Associate Professor of Church History (2008-2014)
California Baptist University

Assistant Professor of Christian Studies (2003-2008)
California Baptist University

History of Evangelicalism. Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Mill Valley. Fall 2012.

Baptist Heritage and Practice. Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Brea. Spring 2012.

Church History II: Reformation to the Present. Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Brea. Fall 2011.

Theology of the Church and the Ordinances. Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Mill Valley. Summer 2011.

Church History I: Beginnings to the Reformation. Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Brea. Spring 2011.

Church History II: Reformation to the Present. Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Brea. Spring 2008.

Church History I: Beginnings to the Reformation. Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Brea. Fall 2007.


Research, Presentations, & Publications


Anthony Chute, Nathan Finn and Michael Haykin. The Baptist Story: From English Sect to Global Faith. Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, B&H Academic: August, 2015.

Anthony Chute, Christopher Morgan and Robert Peterson, eds. "Why We Belong: Evangelical Unity and Denominational Diversity." Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway, 2013.

Anthony Chute. "Father Mercer: The Story of a Baptist Statesman." Macon, Ga: Mercer University Press, 2011.

Anthony Chute. "A Piety Above the Common Standard: Jesse Mercer and Evangelistic Calvinism." Macon, Ga: Mercer Press, 2004; paperback reprint, 2005.


Anthony Chute. “Silas Mercer” in A Noble Company: Biographical Essays on Particular-Regular Baptists in America. Volume IV. Particular Baptist Press: Springfield, Missouri. Pp. 163-182.

Anthony Chute. “William Rogers,” in A Noble Company: Biographical Essays on Particular-Regular Baptists in America. Volume V. Particular Baptist Press: Springfield, Missouri. Forthcoming, September 2014.

Anthony Chute. “Jesse Mercer,” in A Noble Company: Biographical Essays on Particular-Regular Baptists in America. Volume VI. Particular Baptist Press: Springfield, Missouri. Forthcoming.


Anthony Chute. "Evangelism, Education and Cooperation Among Calvinistic Baptists of the Old South: An Examination and Assessment of the Work and Writings of Jesse Mercer."


“Missional Spirituality is Congregational,” in Missional Spirituality, edited by Nathan Finn and Keith Whitefield. Co-authored with Christopher Morgan. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. Forthcoming.

“What Made Famous Christians Holy?” in Spiritual Formation, Theology in Community Series. Edited by Christopher Morgan. Wheaton, IL: Crossway. Forthcoming.

Multiple articles for Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States. Edited by George Thomas Kurian and Mark Lamport. Rowman & Littlefield. Forthcoming.

Anthony Chute and Matthew Emerson, editors, Journal of Baptist Studies.


“Fall and Redemption.” HCSB Worldview Study Bible. Forthcoming, August 2015.

“Reception History of Titus 3 in Baptist Life,” The Journal of Baptist Studies 5 (November 2013): 64-90.

“Showing Baptists the Back Door.” California Southern Baptist. April 2010.

“Calling All Pastors.” California Southern Baptist. February 2010.

"Celebrating Four Centuries of Baptist Faith." Commemorative Brochure containing Biographical Sketches of Historic Baptist Leaders. Published by California Baptist University, 2009.

“Those Fissiparous Baptists.” California Southern Baptist. November 2009.

“Blest Be the Tie that Binds.” California Southern Baptist. October 2009.

“Baptists Have a Lot to Learn.” California Southern Baptist. September 2009

“The Quotable Charles Spurgeon.” California Southern Baptist. July 2009

“Making Excuses for Missions.” California Southern Baptist. June 2009

“The Church That Sings Together.” California Southern Baptist. May 2009

“No Bailout for the Churches.” California Southern Baptist. April 2009

“Is Persecution a Thing of the Past?” California Southern Baptist. March 2009

"Obedience in the Small Things of Life." California Southern Baptist. 5 February 2009

"Happy Birthday(s) Baptists!" California Southern Baptist. 5 January 2009.

"Five Events From Church History Every Pastor Should Know." Rick Warren's Ministry Toolbox (June 2007)

"What a Brewton-Parker Alumnus Learned From Mercer -- Jesse Mercer, That Is." Viewpoints: Georgia Baptist History (2002): 5-21.

"Civil War," in C. Douglas Weaver, ed. From Our Christian Heritage (Macon, Georgia: Smyth & Helwys Press, 1997), 215-216.


“Jesse Mercer: A Ministerial Profile.” Presidential Address for the Evangelical Theological Society, Far West Region. April 2016.

"Justification in Titus 3: A History of Baptist Interpretation." Evangelical Theological Society, 62nd Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia. November 2010.

"When We Talk About Calvinism, Let's Be Honest." Evangelical Theological Society 59th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. November 2007.

"The Conversion of Conversionism in Baptist Life." Evangelical Theological Society 58th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. November 2006.

"Desert Warriors or Church Deserters? The Relationship of Early Christian Monasticism to the Church Catholic." Evangelical Theological Society 57th Annual Meeting. Valley Forge, PA. November 2005.


Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman, eds., “Baptist Foundations: Church Government for an Anti-Institutional Age.” Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, 2015. Reviewed for Baptist History & Heritage. Forthcoming.

Barry Hankins and Thomas Kidd, “Baptists in America: A History.” New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. Reviewed for Themelios 41.1 (pp. 137-139).

Bartlett, Robert. "Why Can the Dead Do Such Great Things?" Saints and Worshipers from the Martyrs to the Reformation. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2013. Reviewed in Journal of Baptist Studies (June 2014): 76-81.

Peter Tie. "Restore Unity, Recover Identity, and Refine Orthopraxy: The Believers' Priesthood in the Ecclesiology of James Leo Garrett." Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2012." Reviewed in Baptist History and Heritage. Forthcoming.

Keith Harper, editor. "Through a Glass Darkly: Contested Notions of Baptist Identity." Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 2012. Reviewed in Journal of Church and State. Forthcoming.

James Patterson. "James Robinson Graves: Staking the Boundaries of Baptist Identity." Nashville, TN: B&H Academic. Reviewed in Renewing Minds: A Journal of Christian Thought (Fall, 2012): 84-86.

Bruce Gourley. "Diverging Loyalties: Baptists in Middle Georgia During the Civil War." Macon, GA: Mercer University Press: 2011. Reviewed in Baptist History and Heritage (Summer, 2012): 92-94.

Andrew Naselli and Collin Hansen, eds. "Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism." Grand Rapids, Zondervan: 2011. Reviewed in Themelios: 37 (April 2012): 97-99.

Dwight Honeycutt. "Henry Vedder: His Life and Thought." Atlanta, Georgia: Baptist History and Heritage Society, 2008. Reviewed in Baptist History and Heritage (Spring, 2009): 91-92.

Thomas Nettles. "By His Grace and For His Glory: A Historical, Theological and Practical Study of the Doctrines of Grace in Baptist Life." Revised and Expanded 20th Anniversary Edition. Founder's Press: Cape Coral, Florida: 2006. Reviewed in the Journal of Baptist Studies 2 (2008).

Burch, Jarrett. "Adiel Sherwood: Baptist Antebellum Pioneer in Georgia." Reviewed in Baptist History & Heritage (Spring, 2005): 102-103.

Gardner, Robert. "Missionary to Wiregrass Georgia: W. I. Patrick and his 1894-1895 Diary." Baptist History & Heritage (Winter 2007): 113-115.


Church Membership & Activities

Member, First Baptist Church, Hesperia.

Pastor of Churches in Georgia (1992-1993), Alabama (1994-1997), Wisconsin (1997-2000) and California (2004-2011).

Multiple Interim Pastorates and Pulpit Supply


Evangelical Theological Society

American Society of Church History

California Baptist Historical Society

Baptist History and Heritage Society


Interests & Hobbies

Dr. Chute has been married to Connie since 1991. They have two children, Amos (b. 1999) and Joelle (b. 2004). Their hobbies include watching major league baseball, reading together, and traveling back to Georgia to enjoy sweet tea and barbecue.


Personal Philosophy

"And I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding." (Jeremiah 3:15, ESV)

Heidelberg Catechism, Question 1:

Q. What is Thy only comfort in life and death?

A. That I, with body and soul, both in life and death, am not my own, but belong unto my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ; who, with his precious blood, hath fully satisfied for all my sins, and delivered me from all the power of the devil, and so preserves me that without the will of my Heavenly Father, not a hair can fall from my head; yea, that all things must be subservient to my salvation; and therefore by his Holy Spirit, he also assures me of eternal life; and makes me sincerely willing and ready henceforth to live unto him.