Research Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Quarles is an experienced pastor, missionary, and theological educator. He served as Senior Pastor of three churches in North Mississippi and East Tennessee for over ten years. He served as a missionary of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention in Bucharest Romania from 1999 to 2002. He has served as a professor of New Testament and Greek at Clear Creek Baptist Bible College, the Bucharest Baptist Theological Seminary, the University of Bucharest, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and Louisiana College (now Louisiana Christian University). He has served on volunteer mission trips in Kenya, Zimbabwe, Russia, Kazakhstan, Tanzania, Turkey, and Cuba.
In addition to many Bible studies, articles in reference works, and reviews, he is the editor or author of a dozen books including The Sermon on the Mount: Restoring Christ’s Message to the Modern Church; The Illustrated Life of Paul; A Theology of Matthew; Matthew in the Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament series; and Matthew in the Evangelical Biblical Theology Commentary series. He has two forthcoming books on New Testament textual criticism. He has published research in numerous international journals including New Testament Studies, Novum Testamentum, the Bulletin for Biblical Research, the Bible Translator, and Tyndale Bulletin.
He and his wife Julie have been married since 1989 and have three adult children (Rachael, Hannah, and Joshua) and four grandchildren.