Matt O’Reilly

Matt O'Reilly, PhD

Director of Research; Adjunct Professor of New Testament and Pastoral Ministry


As Director of Research, Dr. O’Reilly provides leadership in Wesley’s Doctor of Ministry program. He also serves as Lead Pastor at Hope Hull United Methodist Church near Montgomery, Alabama, and is a fellow of the Center for Pastor Theologians. Dr. O’Reilly is the author of Paul and the Resurrected Body: Social Identity and Ethical Practice (SBL Press) and The Letters to the Thessalonians (Seedbed). His essays have appeared in Journal for the Study of Paul and his Letters, Wesleyan Theological Journal, Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies, The Bulletin of Ecclesial Theology, and The Princeton Theological Review. He is married to Naomi, and they have three children.


  • PhD, University of Gloucestershire
  • MDiv, Asbury Theological Seminary
  • BA, Auburn University