Stephen Blair Waddell

Adjunct Professor for Church History

  • Mars Hill University (BA Theatre Arts)
  • Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv – Higher Education Track)
  • University of Stirling (PhD – History)

Rev. Dr. Stephen Blair Waddell is currently serving as senior pastor at Providence Baptist Church in Huntsville, Alabama. He is also an adjunct professor at Birmingham Theological Seminary since 2014. He also serves in the Editorial Board of the Andrew Fuller Journal. Dr. Waddell’s research interests explores non-Conformity in the Victoria era. He is married to Lisa Rothe Waddell. They have 4 children: Amelia, Ella Grace, Olivia, Evie.

Selected Publications


  • Waddell, Stephen,  et, al. Sage Advice; Stories from Seasoned Youth Workers. Nashville, Tennessee: Abingdon Press, 2003.
  • ____________ & Robert Strivens, eds. Shepherds After My Own Heart: Essays in Honor of Dr Robert Oliver. Durham, UK: Evangelical Press, 2016.


  • Waddell, Stephen,  “William Jay: The Evangelical Attraction in a City Full of Attractions” in Bath History Journal  (2013)
  • ____________, “Early 19th Century Dissent in England: From Persecution to Prejudice” in Evangelical Quarterly (2021)