Bryan N. Smith

Bryan N. Smith currently serves as Manager of Safety & Risk at Higman Marine Services, Inc. in Houston, TX and as Director of Reasonable Faith Sugar Land, a local chapter of philosopher and theologian Dr. William Lane Craig’s Reasonable Faith ministry in Sugar Land, TX ( He is also a founding member of Christianity on Tap, a group of men dedicated to fostering lively and friendly dialogue in the public sphere every week on all things related to Christian Theology, Apologetics, and Philosophy (

He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University, a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Philosophy from Houston Baptist University with a Certificate in Christian Apologetics, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Humanities from Faulkner University alongside additional study through the Department for Continuing Education at Oxford University, where his primary focus is on the relationship between faith, reason, and skepticism in the Christian life.

Bryan, his wife Laura, and their son Jack reside near Houston, TX, where Bryan also maintains a full-time career in the oil and gas industry. Outside of his career, ministry, and studies, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling the country, listening to jazz, smoking cigars, and reading the classics.







Featured Education

  • Continuing Education

    Continuing Eduation

    Oxford University

  • Ph.D. In Progress

    Ph.D. in Humanities

    Faulkner University

  • M.A. 2016

    M.A. in Philosophy

    Houston Baptist University

  • B.S. 2008

    B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

    Texas A&M University

Featured Experience

  • Present2014

    Safety & Risk Manager

    Higman Marine Services, Inc.

  • Present2013

    Founding Member

    Christianity on Tap

  • Present2012

    Chapter Director

    Reasonable Faith Sugar Land

Featured Writings

Faith Seeking Belief: A Philosophical Case for the Viability of Christian Agnosticism

Bryan N. Smith
Master's Thesis, Houston Baptist University, December 2016
Publication year: 2016 (Private Release Only)

Lucky husband, proud father, lover and student of life.

Featured Awards

  • 2005
    Dean's Honor Roll, Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M University
    The Dean’s Honor Roll recognizes students taking at least 15 semester hours during the fall semester who have maintained a 3.75 or higher grade-point out of a possible 4.0.
  • 2005
    Academic Excellence Award, Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M University
    The Academic Excellence Award is intended to recognize, encourage and assist currently enrolled undergraduate, graduate and professional students who have excellent scholastic records, campus and community activities, leadership positions, work experience and, in some cases, evidence of financial need. Approximately 600 students are awarded an Academic Excellence Award at the end of the spring semester for the following academic year. Awards can range from $500 for one year up to $10,000 for 3 years.

Featured Affiliations

  • Present2016

    The Christian Institute for the Study of Liberal Arts

    The purpose of the Christian Institute for the Study of Liberal Arts is to glorify God by embracing academic excellence and emphasizing a strong commitment to integrity within a caring Christian environment. The Institute serves as a unique branch of the Great Books Honors College at Faulkner University, providing special means to work across disciplines with collaborative projects. The Institute also serves as the virtual presence of the Great Books Honors College in its work with the various fellows who serve the Institute.

  • Present2015

    Society of Christian Philosophers

    The Society of Christian Philosophers (SCP) was organized in 1978 to promote fellowship among Christian Philosophers and to stimulate study and discussion of issues which arise from their Christian and philosophical commitments. One of its chief aims is to go beyond the usual philosophy of religion sessions at the American Philosophical Association and to stimulate thinking about the nature and role of Christian commitment in philosophy. The SCP publishes a scholarly journal, Faith and Philosophy, on a quarterly basis.

  • Present2012

    Reasonable Faith

    Featuring the work philosopher and theologian Dr. William Lane Craig, Reasonable Faith seeks to carry out its three-fold mission of 1) providing an articulate, intelligent voice for biblical Christianity in the public arena, 2) challenging unbelievers with the truth of biblical Christianity, and 3) training Christians to state and defend Christian truth claims with greater effectiveness.

  • Present2009

    Evangelical Philosophical Society

    Founded in 1974, the Evangelical Philosophical Society (EPS) is an organization of professional scholars devoted to pursuing philosophical excellence in both the church and the academy. The EPS journal, Philosophia Christi, is a scholarly publication (Summer and Winter) containing discussion about a variety of topics that are of interest to the philosopher and to the philosopher of religion.

Charities Supported

Susan G. Komen

Susan G. Komen

World Vision

World Vision

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital