Dr. Jason Hiles Biographical Information


Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology
Associate Dean of the Caskey School of Divinity

hiles@lacollege.edu | 318-487-7737

Degrees: B.F.A., Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design; M.Div. with Biblical Languages, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D. in Systematic Theology, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
 

Biography:
Dr. Hiles was born a few hours northwest of St. Louis Missouri and grew up in a small town of about 3000. He is the second of 4 children and was led to the Lord by his father and mother and baptized at about 7 years of age. Throughout high school he worked at a local lumberyard his father managed, played linebacker for the Varsity football team, and met his future wife while keeping statistics for the basketball team. He and his wife, Jennifer, were married after his sophomore year in college after which they moved to Milwaukee so that he could study art. While serving as a Sunday School teacher and youth pastor in Baptist church outside Milwaukee, Jason was called to the ministry.

He is a graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture. He earned a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas and received a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. His dissertation focused on the use of visual images in the church.

He is an experienced teacher and developing administrator who is committed to biblically faithful theological education in the church and in Christian academic institutions. Prior to serving as a professor at Louisiana College, he worked as a graduate assistant at Southwestern and Southeastern and as an instructor in the women’s study program at Southeastern. Since arriving in Louisiana he has preached in various churches and served for three years as an interim pastor. He currently teaches in his church and regularly travels to Ecuador in order to work with an unreached people group known as the Tsa’chila. His research interests are broad but he is primarily concerned to work out the implications of the gospel message for life and ministry in the church, home, and society. He is a regular contributor to the Baptist Message.

He and his wife Jennifer have three children, Seth (11 years), Olivia (9 years), and Aiden (2 years).