Roy Beacham

Professor of Old Testament


Hebrew Reading & Syntax
Hebrew Reading & Exegesis
OTBT 1-3
Kingdom of God
Bible Geography

ROY BEACHAM was reared in Newton, Kansas, and through the godly influence of his parents received Christ at an early age. He and his wife have been privileged to be part of the fellowship of Central Seminary and Fourth Baptist Church since 1973. He has served as a professor of Old Testament at Central since 1976. Roy served on the pastoral staff of Fourth Baptist Church from 1975-1983 in college and single-adult ministries and as minister of music. Visiting professorships have allowed him to teach at schools in four states, as well as overseas in St. Vincent and Romania. He has served in summer missions ministry in Brazil and has also enjoyed leading study trips to Israel and Greece. The Beachams have three adult children: Amy (Straub), Sarah, and Paul, and 6 grandchildren.


Roy has written articles for the Dictionary of Premillennial Theology and, with other members of the seminary faculty, co-authored the books The Bible Version Debate and One Bible Only? He also served as co-editor of the book One Bible Only? His personal interests include music, drama, travel, reading, hunting, and camping.


B.A., Pillsbury Baptist Bible College
M.Div., Th.M., Central Baptist Theological Seminary
Th.D., Grace Theological Seminary
Graduate Studies, Institute of Holy Land Studies, Jerusalem


Dispensational Understanding of the New Covenant, (contributor) Regular Baptist Press (2012)
Heart, Soul, Might, (contributor) Central Seminary Press (2012)
“Ancient Near East Covenants” Journal of Ministry and Theology 15:1 (2011)
“Progressive Dispensationalism: An Overview and Personal Analysis” DBSJ 9 (2004): 5-32.
One Bible Only? Examining Exclusive Claims for the King James Bible, (editor) Kregel (2001)
Missions in a New Millennium, (contributor) Kregel (2000)
Dictionary of Premillennial Theology, (contributor) Kregel (1996)