Ph.D., Southern Methodist University
MDIV, Perkins School of Theology
B.A., Southwestern University.
Professor Barton joined the seminary faculty in the fall of 1999, following the completion of his Ph.D. studies at Southern Methodist University. The heart of his MDIV program at Perkins School of Theology and his doctoral studies at SMU was the historical, cultural and theological investigation of Latino/a Christianity. His book, Hispanic Methodists, Presbyterians, and Baptists in Texas, was published in 2006. Professor Barton is writing two books on the history of Hispanic Christianity in North America. He brings his Latino perspective to bear on the courses he teaches in U.S. Church History, Hispanic Church Studies and Missiology, in addition to administering a website (www.latinoreligion.com) he has developed for Hispanic Theological Education and Hispanic Ministry. A second generation Mexican-American, he is an ordained elder in the Rio Grande Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Professor Barton was pastor of three Latino/a congregations and a campus minister after completing his MDIV degree.