Jackson Gravitt

Jackson Gravitt
Jackson Gravitt

Instructor of Christian Studies/ Director of Veritas: The Honors Program at Bryan College


Direct Office Phone: 423-775-7455

Field of Study: Christian Studies

Office: Christian Studies Department

Academic Degrees
  • ThM in Reformation and Post-Reformation Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (ongoing)
  • MA in Theological Studies, Erskine Theological Seminary
  • BA in Christian Studies: Bible Option, Bryan College


Jackson Gravitt is a native of Dayton. He attended Bryan College and graduated in 2020 with a degree in Christian Studies. He then completed an MA in Theological Studies at Erskine Theological Seminary, where he researched the early Franciscan movement and its influence on John Wycliffe. Jackson is currently studying Reformation and Post-Reformation Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. On top of his academic essays, he has also contributed at a popular level, writing for The Gospel Coalition, Mere Orthodoxy, and Cateclesia Institute.

Jackson met his wife, MacKenzie, while at Bryan, and they have twin sons, Henry and Simon. They attend Westminster Presbyterian Church, and Jackson regularly preaches in churches throughout the area as a licentiate in the Tennessee Valley Presbytery.

Publications, Research, & Editing

  • “No Gloss: Franciscan Spirituals as Forefathers of Sola Scriptura.” Presbyterion Journal (forthcoming).
  • “Francis of Assisi: A Reputation Marred Beyond Recognition,” Eleutheria (forthcoming).
  • “Franciscans as Wycliffe’s Beloved Sons: A Complementary Response to Miles Foltermann.” Ad Fontes Journal, Online Exclusive. January 23, 2023.
  • “In Darkness, Light: Francis of Assisi, Proto-Reformer.” Ad Fontes Journal 6.3 (2022), 2-8.

When I got hired, a colleague told me, ‘Welcome home!’ That felt so fitting: Dayton has always been my home, and Bryan has been a huge part of my life here. I could not be happier to be back on the Hill, helping others find their home here.

— Jackson Gravitt

Instructor of Christian Studies  |  Christian Studies  |  Class of 2020

Christian Studies Department
721 Bryan Drive
Dayton, TN 37321
Mercer 234, Box #7804

Office Phone: 423-775-7245