Bryan Litfin grew up in Dallas, TX; Memphis, TN; and Oxford, England. He earned a degree in print journalism from the University of Tennessee, where he was the valedictorian of his class despite spending as much time as possible hiking in the Smoky Mountains and attending football games. After marrying his high school sweetheart, he went on to study for a master's degree in historical theology at Dallas Seminary. From there he went to the University of Virginia, taking a Ph.D. in the field of ancient church history.
In 2002, Bryan took a position on faculty at Moody Bible Institute, where he is a professor in the Theology Department. He teaches courses in basic theology, church history, and Western civilization from the ancient and medieval periods. One of Bryan's greatest joys is investing in the lives of his students at Moody, especially when he gets to take them on study tours in Europe and the Mediterranean.
Bryan is blessed to be the husband of Carolyn and the father of two children, William, 11, and Anna, 9. He lives in the heart of Wheaton, IL and enjoys basketball, traveling, and hiking. The Litfins are members of College Church, where Bryan served on the Board of Missions and now serves as a Deacon. He also helped found Clapham School, a Christian school in Wheaton using the classical model of education.