Chris Shirley


Chris Shirley serves as Program Director and Associate Professor of Discipleship with the Graduate School of Ministry at Dallas Baptist University. Prior to his call to DBU, Dr. Shirley served on faculty at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he taught discipleship and family ministry courses. In addition, Dr. Shirley has coordinated discipleship and family ministry degree programs on the master’s and doctoral level.

Dr. Shirley has also served for over 20 years in Christian camping and local churches in North Carolina and Texas. He has served the local church as a Youth Minister, Minister of Education, Minister of Family Life, Single Adult Minister, and Associate Pastor. He and his wife, Isabel, live in Fort Worth, Texas, and have a growing family with two married children, two beautiful grandchildren, and one large dog who hogs the bed!