Dr. Jim Critchlow - Gordon Conwell
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Dr. Jim Critchlow

Assistant Professor of Biblical Languages

First Year at Gordon-Conwell: 2005

Dr. Critchlow came to his current position at Gordon-Conwell after having worked as an adjunct professor at Gordon-Conwell and Bethel Seminary of the East since 2005. His other academic experience includes working as a teaching fellow at Gordon-Conwell and assisting in the archaeological dig at Robinson’s Arch at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

Before entering academics, Dr. Critchlow spent 20 years in the U.S. Army in a variety of leadership roles. He was deployed to a number of countries, including Germany, Iraq, Bosnia and Korea, and served his last two years as the Special Operations Command Manager at the Pentagon.

While in the army, he served as a Bible study leader, Sunday School teacher and local representative for the Officer’s Christian Fellowship. Since leaving the army, he has been ordained in the Conservative Baptist Association and has served as a pastor/deacon at churches in Montana, New Hampshire and Scotland. Currently, he serves as a deacon and Sunday School teacher at True Memorial Baptist Church, Rochester, NH.

Dr. Critchlow’s scholarly interests include the early monarchy of Israel and Judah, prophets and poetry in the 8th to 5th centuries B.C. and the exile of Judah to Babylon. He prefers teaching Greek and Hebrew to students who have struggled with languages in the past.

His personal interests include cycling, racquetball and discipling young believers in Christ.


  • BS (United States Military Academy at West Point)
  • MDiv (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)
  • MABL (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)
  • PhD (University of Edinburgh)

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