Dr. Joshua Hutchens serves as President of Gospel Life and Shepherds Academy in Zomba, Malawi, where he trains Malawian and Mozambican church leaders to make disciples and grow healthy churches. Dr. Hutchens and his wife Stacy Leigh founded Gospel Life in 2016 and were appointed missionaries to Malawi, moving to Zomba in 2018. 

His academic research and writing focuses on the theology of New Testament letters and missiology. He also serves as a theological review editor for Zondervan Bibles, working on various projects, including The Grace and Truth Study Bible.

Previously, Dr. Hutchens pastored two churches in Kentucky and served for two years as a missionary in Moldova. Dr. and Mrs. Hutchens are members of Hardin Baptist Church in Hardin, Kentucky. They have five children. Dr. Hutchens enjoys hiking with his family and smoking meat on his Weber Kettle Grill.

PhD Biblical Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2018
ThM Systematic Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2018
Advanced MDiv Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2014
BA Biblical and Theological Studies, minor Missions, Boyce College, 2009

Religion, Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

  • Hutchens, Joshua Caleb. (2022, November). Understanding Genesis 21:9 in Galatians 4:29 [Conference presentation]. Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Denver, Colorado.
  • Hutchens, Joshua Caleb. (2019). "Reforming Theological Education: Past Lessons for Africa Today." Kērussōmen: A Journal of Theology for the African Church 5(1), 79–98.
  • Hutchens, Joshua Caleb. (2016). "Christian Worship in Hebrews 12:28 as Ethical and Exclusive." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 59(3), 507–22).