Professor of Creation Studies
Southern California Seminary
Dr. Lyon earned a B.A. in Religion from Carson-Newman College, a M.Div. in Advanced Biblical Studies and Biblical Languages, and a Ph.D. in Old Testament from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. His dissertation research was on “Qumran Interpretation of the Genesis Flood.” He also spent several months in Israel at the University of the Holy Land studying the Dead Sea Scrolls as part of his Ph.D. program. Since 2011, Dr. Lyon has served as an adjunct instructor for Liberty University’s School of Religion Online. From 2012 to 2014, he served as full-time Professor of Old Testament at Southern California Seminary, where he developed a graduate-level apologetics concentration and taught courses on Old Testament, Biblical Hebrew, and creation apologetics. He also founded and directed the Center for Creation Studies at Southern California Seminary, where he coordinated creation apologetics research, education, and outreach. As director, he coordinated two creation conferences, a debate which he also moderated, and Grand Canyon educational tours which he also co-instructed. In 2014, Dr. Lyon joined Logos Research Associates as a Research Associate. Since August 2014, he has served as Associate Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Truett-McConnell College, while continuing to teach adjunct courses at Southern California Seminary in the area of Science and Religion.