Department: Church & Ministry Leadership
Office Location: Lancaster
Rev. Casey Barton, PhD. serves as Assistant Faculty and Director of the Pastoral Ministry Program at Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary and Graduate School, in Lancaster, PA. He is Ordained to Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Covenant Church and, before joining the faculty of LBC | Capital in 2022, served in various roles in pastoral ministry in Mississauga, ON, San Jose, CA, and Hilmar, CA. He is the author of Preaching Through Time: Anachronism as a Way Forward for Preaching (Cascade, 2017), various articles focused on preaching hope and lament, preaching and eschatology, and preaching with courage, and three chapters in the homiletical commentary The Big Idea Companion for Preaching and Teaching (Baker, 2021). Mostly, Casey enjoys spending time with his wife Sarah and two sons, Eugene and Theo, snowboarding, riding bikes and kayaking. He also enjoys loudly rooting for the Red Sox, especially against the Yankees.
A California native, Casey attended college at Briercrest College; then Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MDiv, ThM: Homiletics); earned an MTh in Practical Theology (Homiletics) at New College, University of Edinburgh, Scotland; and a PhD in Homiletics from Emmanuel College of Victoria University, in The University of Toronto, in 2010.
PhD, Homiletics, Pastoral Theology – Emmanuel College, Toronto School of Theology, University of Toronto
MTh, Christian Ethics and Practical Theology – New College, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
ThM, Homiletics – Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
MDiv – Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
BA, Pastoral Ministry – Briercrest College
Preaching and Teaching the Scriptures
Foundations of Ministry
Community Formation and Discipleship
Pastoral Perspectives on Leadership
Adolescent Development in Culture
Evangelism and Discipleship
Pastoral Ministry Internships and Practicums
Youth Ministry Internships and Practicums
Preaching Through Time: Anachronism as a Way Forward for Preaching. Eugene: Cascade Books, 2017.
“2 Corinthians.” In The Big Idea Companion to Preaching and Teaching. ed. Scott M. Gibson and Matthew D. Kim. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2021.
“Genesis.” In The Big Idea Companion to Preaching and Teaching, ed. Scott M.
Gibson and Matthew D. Kim. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2021.
“Lamentations.” In The Big Idea Companion to Preaching and Teaching. ed. Scott M. Gibson and Matthew D. Kim. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2021.
“Wholeness in the Pastoral Call.” In No Program But Time, No Book But The Bible: Reflections On Mentoring And Discipleship In Honor of Scott M. Gibson, ed. Matthew D. Kim, Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2018.
“The Big Idea.” In The New Interpreter’s Bible Handbook of Preaching, ed. Paul Scott Wilson, et. al. Nashville: Abingdon, 2008.
“Preaching As Eschatology: Calling The Future Into The Present.” The Covenant Quarterly 80.1 (July-August 2022): 18-35.
“On The Willows We Hung Our Harps: Preaching The Lament And Hope
Of Psalm 137.” Journal Of The Evangelical Homiletics Society (September 2022): 83-101.
“A Dramatic Homiletic: Preaching For Participation In God’s Gospel Drama.” The Covenant Quarterly, 70.1-2 (February-May 2014): 17-38.
“Preaching In A Media-Narrated World: The Christ Figure In Popular Film And Suggested Implications For Homiletics.” Journal Of The Evangelical Homiletics Society 7.2 (September, 2007): 34-56.
“Building A Bridge Or Widening The Divide?: A Critique Of The Two-World Paradigm In Mark Ellingsen And Charles Campbell.” Journal Of The Evangelical Homiletics Society 5.2 (September, 2005): 45-63.
On The Willows We Hung Our Harps: Preaching The Lament And Hope Of Psalm 137. Paper presented at the 2021 Annual Conference of The Evangelical Homiletics Society, November, 2021.
Writing As A Spiritual Discipline. Paper presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Ministerium, Pacific Southwest Conference of The Evangelical Covenant Church, October, 2019.
Horace Bushnell’s Romantic Homiletic: Language, Life, Reconciling Opposites. Paper presented at the 2011 Annual Conference of The Evangelical Homiletics Society, October, 2011.
Study Guide for: Sancken, Joni S. All Our Griefs To Bear: Responding With Resilience To Collective To Trauma. Harrisonburg: Herald, 2022.
“Taking A Stand In The Pulpit: A Call To Courageous Biblical Preaching.” The Covenant Companion (March-April, 2021): 30-33.
“Christ The King.” Covenant Home Altar (October-December, 2019).
“Cruel Companion.” The Covenant Companion, 107.1 (January-February, 2018): 50-54.
“Near And Far And The Journey In-Between.” Covenant Home Altar (July-September, 2015).
Award of Excellence, Professional Resource. The Associated Church Press, First Place Award for all Professional Resource articles in 2021, for “Taking A Stand In The Pulpit: A Call To Courageous Biblical Preaching,” The Covenant Companion (March-April, 2021): 30-33.
The Keith Wilhite Award. The Evangelical Homiletics Society, awarded for an
outstanding paper presented at the annual gathering of the society, “reflecting the highest of standards in research, analysis, insight, critical thinking, passion, and professional standards in evangelical homiletics.”
The Parish Pulpit Preaching Fellowship. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and The Church of the Pioneers Foundation, awarded for excellence in preaching and homiletical scholarship.
Gwyn Walters Preaching Fellowship. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, awarded for excellence in preaching.