Meet Our Faculty

Office Location

Room 114
Parker Building

(912) 583-3117

Dr. Adam Coker

Associate Professor of History & Christian Studies

Division of Christian Studies and Humanities


  • PhD, University of Exeter (UK), 2016
  • MDiv, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2011
  • BMEd, Jacksonville States University, 


I grew up in Georgia but have spent a large portion of my adult life overseas, mostly in Russia.  My travels have convinced me several things: cultures are fascinating, history and geography matter, and the gospel is universally true.

Interesting Fact About Me

  • I cannot walk past a used-book store without stopping

Research Interests

  • Imperial Russian history
  • Cultural transfer
  • Cross-cultural communication.

Professional Organizations/Memberships

  • Association of Slavic East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)

Favorite Classes Taught at BPC

  • HIS 151 – World Civilizations I
  • CHR 220 – World Religions
  • CHR 434 – History of Missions
  • HIS 352 – Russia since 1800

Favorite Bible Verse

Author, Russia’s French Connection: A History of the Lasting French Imprint on Russian Culture (New York:  Routledge, 2020).

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