Office of the President

President’s Welcome

Since 1970, Criswell College has been providing higher education for men and women preparing to serve as Christian leaders. We are as committed today as we were then to the core values shaping the school, to doctrinal integrity, academic engagement, ministry experience, and cultural influence.


Criswell alumni have always had a dramatic influence on churches, schools, and other ministries not only in Texas, but throughout the country and around the world. While still graduating some of the most influential church leaders in the country and around the world, we now see graduates serving and leading in fields like elementary education, counseling, public policy, and law, and others going on to advanced degrees at some of the most prestigious institutions in the country.


Lance’s Hall, the College’s first residential hall, provides an ideal space for students to develop their character and skills in preparation for a life as ambassadors, cultivators, peacemakers, problem solvers, and professionals—well-rounded in their exposure to ideas and disciplines, well-equipped to go wherever God sends: Criswell 360° ready.


Criswell’s urban location and connections in the Dallas area and around the world are assets both for graduate and undergraduate students. The undergraduate’s four years are designed to introduce them to the collegiate environment, then the global community, followed by the local community, and lastly their professional settings. Relationships with ministries and leaders from our neighborhood near downtown Dallas to the Middle East provide experiences and opportunities unique to the Criswell 360°.


We seek and train students who will one day give their entire career to God and the people He sent us to serve, whether in a church, clinic, school, business, or courtroom, and who will use the power God gives them to serve those who do not have it—exactly as Jesus did for us.



Barry K. Creamer, Ph.D.

President Creamer hosts a weekly podcast called Coffee with Creamer, talking about faith, life, and culture. Click here to listen.

Criswell College admits students who are Christians of good character, without regard or reference to race, national or ethnic origin, color, age, disability, or sex (except where regard to sex is required by the College’s religious tenets regarding gender and sexuality) to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of these classifications in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.