Center for Study of the Life and Work of

William Carey, D.D. (1761-1834)









Academic Credentials


Ph.D., Philosophy                          

University of Wales

United Kingdom

Th.D., New Testament and Greek  

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

M.A., Philosophy                               

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA 

M.Div., Biblical Studies     

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


B.A., Bible and English

Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi, USA


Professional Positions Held


Administrative at William Carey University


Publications, Papers, and Selected academic Community SERVICE









































Carey Center Electronic Web Presentations, 2000-present

Center for Study of the Life and Work of William Carey, D.D. (1761-1834)

The web pages listed below include researched text with supporting documents and images held in the Carey Center.  Some pages have undergone collaboration with my colleague, Myron C. Noonkester, Ph.D.  Additionally, I have scanned and uploaded thousands of jpg and pdf historic texts and images to the Carey Center website.


Introductory Pages (co-author with Myron C. Noonkester)

Center for Study of the Life and Work of William Carey, D.D. (1761-1834)

Baptist Missionary Society

Bible Translations



Full Text Books and Articles

Gazetteer and Maps

Internet Resources, William Carey , D.D. (1761-1834)


Philately and Numismatics

Portrait Gallery


William Carey—Works, Sites, and Influence

An Enquiry into the Obligations of Christians to Use Means for the Conversion of the Heathens, 1792

"Expect Great Things; Attempt Great Things” 1792

Flora Indica; or Descriptions of Indian Plants, 1813

Hortus Bengalensis, 1814

William Carey: Founder of the Agricultural and Horticultural Society of India, 1820

Friar Lane Baptist Chapel: Site of William Carey's Deathless Sermon, 1792



John Thomas, First Missionary to Bengal, 1757-1801

Eustace Carey, Memoir of William Carey, D.D.: Late Missionary to Bengal; Professor of Oriental Languages in the College of  Fort William, Calcutta, (1836)

Arthur C. Chute, William Carey, A Sketch of Beginnings in Modern Missions

A Missionary Pioneer--Derby Telegraph, 1961

William Ward, Memoir of the Rev. William Ward, One of the Serampore Missionaries

Rev. Thomas Scott (1747-1821), Anglican Bible Commentator

Memoir of Krishna Pal, first Baptist convert to Christianity in India (1852)

George Smith, The Life of William Carey, D.D., Shoemaker and Missionary, 1885 

Joshua Marshman, D.D., 1768-1837: Member of The Serampore Trio


Influences on Carey and Missions

An Abridgement of Mr. David Brainerd's Journal Among the Indians (1748)

Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751, Northamptonshire Nonconformist Minister and Missions Enthusiast

John Wesley, 1703-1791, Founder of Methodism and Missionary to America, 1736-1737

Rev. Dr. Jonathan Shipley, 1714-1788, Bishop of St. Asaph, 1769-1789, A Sermon Preached Before the Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts

The Book of Common Prayer (1771) and The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected into English Metre (1758)

Joseph White, On the Duty of attempting the Propagation of the Gospel among our Mahometan and Gentoo Subjects in India (1784)

August Gottlieb Spangenberg, An Account of the Manner in Which the Protestant Church of the Unitas Fratrum, or United Brethren, Preach the Gospel, and Carry On Their Missions Among the Heathen (1788)

Christian Friedrich Schwartz: Apostle to South India, 1750-1798

George Hill, D.D., SERMON  XIV., Preached at the Opening of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, May 20, 1790

David Bogue of Gosport, "Objections against a mission to the heathen, stated and considered." (1795)

Rev. Claudius Buchanan, "The Star in the East,” 1809

William Staughton, The Baptist Mission in India, 1811

Charles Grant, 1746-1823, ObservatIons On the State of Society among the Asiatic Subjects of Great Britain, particularly with respect to Morals; and on the means of improving it, 1792

The Centenary Volume of the Baptist Missionary Society, 1792-1892

Helen Barrett Montgomery, Following the Sunrise: A Century of Baptist Missions, 1813-1913

An Entrance into Roman Catholic Missionary Work: San Antonio Missions

Baptist Mission Press, Calcutta, India


 India and the Intersection of West and East

Rev. Claudius Buchanan, Memoir of the Expediency of an Ecclesiastical Establishment for British India (1811)

William Ward, A View of the History, Literature, and Religion of the Hindoos, 1815

Translations of the Scriptures.  From the London Missionary Register, Sept. 1821.  In The Boston Recorder

"RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE."  The  Serampore  Mission.  In Boston Recorder and TelegrapH, 1827

"RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE."  Baptist Irish Society.  In Boston Recorder and Religious Telegraph, 1829

Scenes of India in the Early 1830s

Royal Society of Agriculture and Botany, Winter Show, Public Exposition, Ghent, Belgium, 1834

THE BENGAL OBITUARY, or a Record to Perpetuate the Memory of Departed Worth, Being a Compilation of Tablets and Monumental Inscriptions from Various Parts of the Bengal and Agra Presidencies (1848)

Speech of Sir George Lewis on the Introduction of the Bill for the Better Government of India.  In the House of Commons, 1858

John Clark Marshman.  The Life and Times of Carey, Marshman, and Ward Embracing the History of the Serampore Mission.  2 vols. 1859 (scans provided by Ronald Ellis, Derby, England, UK)

Serampore College, Serampore, India—The Story of Serampore and Its College (1918)


Special Interest Pages

Department of Posts, India, Dr. William Carey Bicentenary 1793-1993, First Day Cover and Stamp

Department of Posts, India, Serampore College,  Est. 1818, First Day Cover and Stamp, June 7, 1969

Department of Posts, India, Raja Rammohun Roy
William Ward, Farewell Letters to a Few Friends in Britain and America, on Returning to Bengal in 1821

Photographs of Carey Sites--Serampore and Calcutta, India

Reference Page, The Baptist Encyclopedia, 1883

William Paley, A View of the Evidences of Christianity

William Carey’s Legacy

Supporters of the Carey Center

William Carey College Jubilee, 2004-2005 (including sub-pages)

Beyond Expectation, William Carey Revealed . . . Opening and Dedication of Donnell Hall, May 3, 2006 (including sub-pages)

William Carey Welcomes Serampore Relation

Bernard Ellis's Notebook: Memories from the Baptist Mission Press, Calcutta, India

Photographs of the Ellis Family, Derby, England, Baptist Missionary Society Missionaries to Calcutta, India

William Carey College - Jubilee, 2004-2005 (including sub-pages)

The Josephs in India – Vision 500 India  

Short session offers unique experience

Researching William Carey−Photo Gallery

Virtual Serampore (mirror site for; site required html editing and construction on the Carey web site)

Mississippi Baptists' Missionary Identity and Relation to William Carey

William Carey University Awards Doctor of Divinity to Serampore College Principal

Carey 250 (including sub-pages)



selected Courses Taught at William Carey University



GRK 201—Introductory Greek I

GRK 202—Introductory Greek II

GRK 301—Intermediate Greek I

GRK 301—Intermediate Greek II

GRK 402—Greek Intensive: Exegesis of Mark

GRK 402—Greek Intensive: Exegesis of Luke

GRK 402—Greek Intensive: Exegesis of John

GRK 402—Greek Intensive: Exegesis of Galatians

GRK 402—Greek Intensive: Exegesis of Ephesians

GRK 402—Greek Intensive: Exegesis of 1-2 Thessalonians

GRK 402—Greek Intensive: Exegesis of Hebrews

GRK 402—Greek Intensive: Exegesis of 1 Peter

GRK 402—Greek Intensive: Exegesis of 1-2 Peter and Jude

GRK 402—Greek Intensive: Exegesis of Revelation

GRK 402—Greek Intensive: Exegesis of the Passion and Resurrection Narratives

GRK 490—The Old Testament Apocrypha/Deuterocanonicals

GRK 490—Plato: Euthyphro

GRK 490—Hellenistic Literature


PHI 201—Introduction to Philosophy

PHI 201—Introduction to Philosophy, Honors

PHI 250—Logic

PHI 350—Epistemology

PHI 401—Philosophy of Religion

PHI 403—Moral Philosophy

PHI 405—World Religions

PHI 450—History of Philosophy

PHI 490—Philosophy of Language


BS 104—New Testament Survey

BS 211—New Testament Studies I

BS 212—New Testament Studies II

REL 102—Introduction to the New Testament

REL 102—Introduction to the New Testament, Honors

REL 203—Intertestamental Cultures

REL 204—Principles of Interpretation

REL 302—History of the Bible

REL 320—Christian Theology

REL 402—New Testament: The Gospel of Mark

REL 402—New Testament: The Gospel of Luke

REL 402—New Testament: The Gospel of John

REL 402—New Testament: Galatians

REL 402—New Testament: Ephesians

REL 402—New Testament: 1-2 Thessalonians

REL 402—New Testament: Hebrews

REL 402—New Testament: 1 Peter

REL 402—New Testament: 1-2 Peter and Jude

REL 402—New Testament: Revelation

REL 402—New Testament: The Passion and Resurrection Narratives

REL 403—Christian Ethics

REL 404—Philosophy of Religion

REL 405—World Religions

REL 411—History of Christianity

REL 420—History of Christian Thought

REL 470—The Life and Work of William Carey, D.D.

REL 490—Religious Knowledge

REL 490—The King James Bible Quadricentenary

REL 490—The Old Testament Apocrypha/Deuterocanonicals

REL 490--Patristic Theology



Selected Administrative Experience,

William Carey University

Selected Specialized Tasks at William Carey University

Co-Director, Center for Study of the Life and Work of William Carey, D.D. (1761-1834), 2000-present

 Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning, 1998–present

Chair, Department of Philosophy, 2000-present

Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, 1995–1998 &

Associate Dean of Academic Programs 1989–1995

Chair, Division of Arts, Humanities, and Sciences, 1991–1993

Chair, Division of Humanities, 1988–1990

Director, Honors Program, 1989–1992

Chair, Department of Religion, 1988–1990

Committee Service (various years with service on varied committees)


Professional Associations and Community Service