Dr. Thomas S. Kidd

Research Professor of Church History | Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Senior Research Scholar | Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion

  • A noted expert on the history of evangelicalism and Baptists in America, 18th-century North America, and American Founding Fathers Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and Patrick Henry.
  • He has written many books, including Thomas Jefferson: A Biography of Spirit and Flesh (Yale University Press), Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father (Yale University Press), Baptists in America: A History (with Barry Hankins (Oxford University Press), and George Whitefield: America’s Spiritual Founding Father (Yale University Press).
  • He has written for several media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, has appeared on C-Span, and blogs for The Gospel Coalition.