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  • Ph.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2012
  • Th.M., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2010
  • M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2005
  • B.A., Blue Mountain College, 2001

Academic Programs

  • BA Christian Studies

Vice President of Integration of Faith & Learning

Chair, Division of Christian Studies

Associate Professor of Christian Studies


Dr. Caples is LC's Vice President of Integration of Faith & Learning; Chair, Division of Christian Studies; and Associate Professor in Christian Studies, holding the Lyndon E. Dawson Professorship in Religion and has been at Louisiana College since 2011. He enjoys investing in students and watching them develop both spiritually and academically. Areas of academic interest include: preaching, pastoral ministry, hermeneutics, and biblical studies. He is an active member of the Society of Biblical Literature, Evangelical Theological Society, and Evangelical Homiletical Society.  He also serves as the Vice President for the Integration of Faith and Learning on the Senior Administrative team and directs the Quality Enhancement Program (QEP).

Dr. Caples is married to Joann, who works at Norton Library at LC. They have two children: Christopher is married to Megan. They have one child, Hayden. Justin is married to Nicole. They have one child, Hannah. Dr. Caples enjoys serving local Southern Baptist churches across Louisiana. When he is not working, he loves to hunt and fish. He also loves to cook and visit with family.

For a complete list of academic or church publications, see Dr. Caples Curriculum Vitae (posted on the Division of Christian Studies website).

Courses Taught

  • Survey of the Old Testament (RL101)
  • Survey of the New Testament (RL102)
  • Principles of Pastoral Ministry (PM146; 546)
  • Preaching the Pentateuch (PM231; 531)
  • Preaching the Prophets (PM233; 533)
  • Preaching the Writings (PM235; 535)
  • Preaching the Gospels and Acts (PM251; PM551)
  • Preaching the Pauline Epistles (PM253; 553)
  • Preaching the General Epistles and Apocalyptic Literature (PM255; 555)
  • Introduction to Sermon Preparation (RL442)
  • Principles and Methods (RL439)