Damon Horton, M.S.

Assistant Professor

Office Phone: (951) 343-4296
E-mail: dhorton@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: YCTR B212
Office Hours:

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
M.S. Christian Studies Calvary Theological Seminary 05/2009
B.S. Biblical Studies Calvary Bible College 05/2007
  • Additional Education

    PhD candidate in Applied Theology with a North American emphasis at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC

  • Courses Taught

    FA 2019

    ICS 105-B Introduction to Global Studies TR (10:30am - 12:00pm)
    ICS 105-C Introduction to Global Studies R (12:15pm - 3:15pm)
    ICS 105-F Introduction to Global Studies W (12:00pm - 3:00pm)
    ICS 405-B Marketplace Strategies for Global Adv TR (8:45am - 10:15am)

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Chicano Studies, Church Planting, Contemporary Theology, Ethnic Reconciliation, Missiology, Systematic Theology, and Urban Apologetics.

  • Teaching Experience

    Adjunct Professor at Calvary Bible College (2009-2012)

    - Contemporary Theology
    - Biblical Philosophy of Urban Ministry
    - Intro to Urban Ministry
    - Survey of Theology
    - Systematic Theology I, II, & III
    - Urban Apologetics
    - Urban Church Planting

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    PUBLISHED MANUSCRIPTS
    2019 (Fall) Intensional: Kingdom Ethnicity in a Divided World (NavPress)
    2018 Islam and North America: Loving our Muslim Neighbors (B&H Academic), contributing author for the chapter titled, “Getting
    to Know You: How Can I Explore and Appreciate Other Culture(s) Across the Street”
    2017 To the One Who Conquers: Teen Bible Study: Freedom from Sin through the Revelation of Christ (Lifeway Press)
    2017 Letters of the Revelation: To the One Who Conquers (Lifeway Press)
    2017 Authentic Love: Christ, Culture, and the Pursuit of Purity (Lifeway Press)
    2016 The Gospel Project: God Among Us: A Gospel Exploration of Jesus’ Ministry (Lifeway Press)
    2016 Bound to Be Free: Escaping Performance to be Captured by Grace (NavPress)
    2016 Gospel for Life: Racial Reconciliation, (B&H Publishing), contributing author for the chapter titled, “What Does the Culture Say”
    2012 DNA: Foundations of the Faith (Moody Publishers)
    2011 G.O.S.P.E.L. (Moody Publishers)

    PUBLISHED INTERVIEWS AND PRESENTATIONS
    2019 "Making Your Marriage a Picture of the Gospel" with Elicia Horton Pts 1 &2, Focus on the Family (July 2019)
    2018 “Fighting For a Gospel-Saturated Marriage” with Elicia Horton, Family Life Today Radio (September 2018)
    2018 “F.E.A.R.” with Elicia Horton, Family Life Today Radio (September 2018)
    2018 “The Weight of Debt” with Elicia Horton, Family Life Today Radio (September 2018)
    2018 “Enter the Ring” with Elicia Horton, Chris Fabry Live!, Moody Radio (January 2018)
    2017 “How Can Churches Become More Multicultural or Multiethnic?”, The Gospel Coalition (October 2017)
    2017 “Freedom in Christ”, In the Market, Moody Radio (June 2017)
    2017 “The Most Common Misconception about Urban Church Planting”, The Gospel Coalition (March 2017)
    2017 “What About the Minority Experience in America Do White Christians Often Miss?”, The Gospel Coalition (January 2017)
    2016 “Biggest Challenge in Reaching Unbelievers in Urban Areas”, The Gospel Coalition (November 2016)
    2016 “Bound to Be Free”, Chris Fabry Live!, Moody Radio (October 2016)
    2016 “Serving in the Power of the Gospel”, Today in the Word, Moody Radio (October 2016)
    2016 “For the City – Race, Urban Ministry, and Cultural Engagement”, The ERLC National Conference (August 2016)
    2016 “Viewing Black Lives Matter”, 4-part series on, “The Exchange with Ed Stetzer”, Christianity Today (February 2016)
    2015 “D.A. Horton on Christians and Black Lives Matter”, Moody Radio Cleveland (November 2015)
    2015 “Apologetics in an Urban Setting”, The Center for Apologetics and Cultural Engagement (October 2015)
    2015 “What is Urban?”, The Center for Apologetics and Cultural Engagement (October 2015)
    2015 “Millennials, Hip Hop and Apologetics”, The Jude 3 Project (September 2015)
    2015 “Urban Apologetics for the Urban Church”, Urban Theologian Radio (August 2015)
    2015 “Diversity, Unity, and Transparency”, Chris Fabry Live! (July 2015)
    2015 Church Planting, Contextualization, and Urban Ministry, “The Exchange with Ed Stetzer” (July 2015)
    2015 “Winning a church to Mission”, For the Church (July 2015)
    2015 “Churches Looking like their Neighborhoods”, For the Church (July 2015)
    2015 “The Gospel and Culture”, The Gospel Project (May 2015)
    2014 “Five Questions with a Southern Baptist Pastor/Rapper”, Boundless (October 2014)
    2014 Contextualizing the Gospel to the Urban Culture, “The Exchange with Ed Stetzer” (October 2014)
    2014 “Are Church Planters Skirting Inner-City Life for the ‘Sexy’ Urban Mission Field”, The Christian Post (September 2014)
    2014 “Growing Urbanization Shows Impact on Urban Church Planting”, Baptist Press (August 2014)
    2014 “Pastors and their Kids: Interview with D.A. Horton”, Barnabas Piper (August 2014)
    2013 “Racial Injustice and the Gospel”, The Christian Post (October 2013)

    PUBLISHED ARTICLES
    2018 “Remember, We Are Family”, Outreach Magazine (November 2018)
    2016 “It’s Trump: A post-election blueprint for evangelical conservatives” with Dr. Bruce Ashford, Fox News (November 2016)
    2016 “Why I Engage the SBC”, NAMB (November 2016)
    2016 “The Abuse of Authority in Prosperity Gospel Churches, Nine Marks Journal (Fall 2016)
    2015 “Christmas Bonus”, The Gospel Project (Winter 2015-2016)
    2015 “Biblical Exposition and Millennials”, HBC2, (August 2015)
    2015 “The Blessings of Bivocational Ministry”, For the Church (May 2015)
    2015 “4 Qualities of a Legacy Leader”, For the Church (April 2014)
    2014 “Christians Should Deal with Christians Before Dissin’ the Clippers”, The Christian Post (May 2014)
    2014 “Nine Marks of Prosperity Gospel Church”, Nine Marks Journal (Winter 2014)

    INVITED PANEL DISCUSSIONS
    2018 SBC Baptist 21 Panel United and Diverse: Critical Issues for our Cooperative Future with: Russell Moore, Matt Chandler, Al Mohler, Kevin Smith, Trillia Newbell, & Danny Akin
    2018 SBC NAMB Panel Undivided Panel with: Dhati Lewis, Jose Abella, Kevin Smith, and Ed & Kathy Litton
    2016 The ERLC National Conference Every Square Inch: How Cultural Engagement Intersects with Everyday Life with: Trevin Wax, Daniel Patterson, Matthew Lee Anderson, Jackie Hill-Perry, and Jared Wilson
    2015 The Gospel and Politics The Pastor and Politics with: Dr. J.D. Greear, Pastor Matt Carter, and Pastor Jim Scroggins
    2015 The ERLC Summit: Racial Reconciliation The State of Racial Reconciliation in America: Ferguson, Eric Garner, and Your Community with: Dr. Russell Moore, Dr. Robert P. George, and Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile
    2015 The ERLC Summit: Racial Reconciliation Gospel-Centered Racial Reconciliation with: H.B. Charles Jr., Juan Sanchez, and Josh Smith
    2014 ReThinking Mercy with: Al Mohler
    2014 The ERLC National Conference The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage with: Dr. Al Mohler, Dr. Robert Sloan, and Dr. Russell Moore
    2014 Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Legacy Church Planting with: Dr. Jason Allen, Dr. Johnny Hunt, Pastor John Mark Clifton, and Steve Brighton
    2013 The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission The Church, Neglected Children, and Biblical Justice with: Dr. Russell Moore, Pastor Tyrone Barnett, and Pastor Johnny Carr
    2012 The Send North America Conference Issues in Urban Church Planting with: Pastor Dhati Lewis and Pastor Ellis Prince

    PUBLISHED DIGITAL RESOURCES
    2019 Woo Marriage, Lifeway Resources
    2017 Control, RightNow Media
    2015 The Discipleship Toolkit, Urban Youth Workers Institute
    2015 Awaken, RightNow Media
    2014 Life on Mission, with David Platt, RightNow Media

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Reach Fellowship (Long Beach, CA)

  • Interests & Hobbies

    I have been married to my best friend Elicia for 16 years. We have three kids Bella (15), Lola (11), and Duce (6). We enjoy going to Dodgers games, traveling, and eating good food at local spots.

  • Personal Philosophy

    "So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us." - 1 Thessalonians 2:8