Jeffrey A. Waldrop

Associate Provost for the David Allan Hubbard Library and Assistant Professor of Church History

BS, Le Tourneau University
MDiv, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
ThM, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary
MLIS, San Jose State University

Courses Taught

CH500: Early Church History

CH506: American Christianity in a Global Historical Context

HT500: The Church’s Understanding of God and Christ in Its Historical Development

Areas of Expertise

Early church history, patristics, life and work of St. Augustine, Christianity/new religious movements in America, tolerance and persecution in early New England, Baptist history, Mormonism and evangelicalism


Jeff Waldrop was appointed director of Fuller’s David Allan Hubbard Library in 2015 and assistant professor of church history in 2016. He previously served as an affiliate faculty member and, since 2007, in various roles for the library. He has been described as “a scholar who is equally comfortable in the stacks or the databases,” with experience that spans managing the library’s public services, teaching research database seminars, and offering one-on-one assistance with print and online resources to visiting scholars and the extended Fuller community. Prior to joining Fuller he served in a number of teaching, administrative, and lay ministry roles, and for seven years worked in the aviation industry as a flight instructor, traffic patrol pilot, and aircraft mechanic.

Dr. Waldrop is a member of the American Society of Church History, the American Academy of Religion, the Baptist History and Heritage Society, and the Fellowship of Baptist Historians. He has contributed entries to the Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States and chapters to the seventh and eighth volumes of A Noble Company: Biographical Essays on Notable Particular-Regular Baptists in America. His doctoral research focused on the rise of religious toleration in 18th-century New England.

Born and raised in South America and the Caribbean, Waldrop brings to his teaching and leadership a passion for intercultural awareness and a desire to see the gospel shared through the use of print and online resources, academic exchange, and contextual ministry methods. His wife, Carey, is an ESL teacher and floral artist. They enjoy traveling, hiking, and experiencing foods and cultures of the world.

Download Dr. Waldrop’s CV, which includes a list of his current publications, here.