Matt Shrader

Director of Recruitment and Retention
Associate Professor of Church History


Matt has served as Associate Pastor in Smithville, MO and has worked with Aletheia Baptist Ministries in a variety of areas. He and his wife Tarah are both native Coloradans and have three children: Gabriel, Isaiah, and Evangeline. Matt loves reading, supporting Denver sports teams, and spending time with his family. His academic interest is to explore the history and roots of his own theological heritage, particularly Northern Baptists in nineteenth-century America.


B.A., Faith Baptist Bible College
M.A. and M.Div., Faith Baptist Theological Seminary
Th.M., Central Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School



New England Baptist Alvah Hovey: A Later Chapter in Baptist Edwardsianism,” Jonathan Edwards Studies 10:1 (2020), 48–64

Thoughtful Christianity: Alvah Hovey and the Problem of Authority within the Context of Nineteenth-Century Northern Baptists. Pickwick (2021)