Vaughn CroweTipton, University Chaplain

Vaughn CroweTipton

Associate Vice President for Spiritual Life; University Chaplain; Associate Professor of Religion

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Vaughn CroweTipton has served as Associate Vice President, Associate Professor, and University Chaplain at Furman University since 2003. Under his leadership he has expanded the spiritual life program to include over 20 religious groups, a core of campus ministers, and developed a diverse and elective program. As part of the Diversity Leadership Initiative through the Riley Center and Greenville’s Leadership Greenville program he has connected Furman’s Spiritual Life program with numerous upstate ecclesial, non-profit, and medical organizations. Additionally, he serves as associate professor in the Furman Religion Department teaching courses in Early Christianity. Before coming to Furman, CroweTipton served as a pastor and professor in Alabama, Georgia, and Oklahoma. He has published numerous articles, edited several books, and serves as a conference speaker. A graduate of Mississippi College (B.A.), he holds the M.Div. degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Baylor University. Dr. CroweTipton has also done postdoctoral study at Oxford University. He and his wife Beverly (’81), have two children, Jared (’15) and (Abby ’18).


  • Ph.D., Baylor University
  • M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A.,  Mississippi College


  • Decision Making in the Early Church and in Faith Groups
  • Luke and Acts
  • Early Church
  • Biblical Canon
  • Textual Criticism