Who Are the Writers?
David L. Allen
is dean of the School of Theology and professor of Preaching at Southwestern Seminary. He served as senior pastor of two churches for twenty-one years. David has led more than four hundred revivals, Bible conferences, and lecture series, including study tours in the Philippines, Israel, Oxford, and Germany.
He is the author of Hebrews
in the New American Commentary series; Lukan Authorship of Hebrews
; 1–3 John: Fellowship in God’s Family
in the Preaching the Word series; and Preaching Tools: An Annotated Survey of Commentaries and Preaching Resources for Every Book of the Bible
. David also is the coeditor and contributor of Whosoever Will: A Biblical-Theological Critique of Five-Point Calvinism
, Text-Driven Preaching
, and The Return of Christ: a Premillennial Perspective
. You can follow David on Twitter @drdavidlallen and on Facebook at David Lewis Allen. His website is www.drdavidlallen.com.
is assistant professor of Worship and Music Ministry at Southwestern Seminary. He is the author of several books, including Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship
, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World
, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture
. He speaks around the country on the subjects of culture and worship and blogs at www.religiousaffections.org.
is dean and professor at Southwestern Seminary’s Havard School of Theological Studies in Houston. After serving Southern Baptist churches as a youth associate for six years and a senior pastor for twenty-four years, Autrey began his work as dean and professor in 2004. His field of study includes work in homiletics and evangelism with extensive research on the influence of French Huguenot Jean Claude on structure of the sermon in contemporary homiletics.
Denny is married to the former Angela Sue Cain. They have three married daughters—Amber Stovall, Julie Welch, and Haley Saint John—who have graced them with four grandchildren, Jack and Lily Stovall and Grady and Addylyn Welch.
is professor of Counseling at Southwestern Seminary. He also is a retired volunteer fire chief. John serves as a police chaplain, the vice president of the Texas Corps of Fire Chaplains, and the response director for the Texas Line of Duty Task Force. He is author of Biblical Crisis Counseling, Not if, but When
, and coauthor and editor of Counseling by the Book, Revised and Expanded Edition
. He is father to eleven children and eight grandchildren.
is professor of Collegiate Ministry at Southwestern Seminary. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University, Southwestern Seminary, and Midwestern Seminary. He was the Baptist Student director at the University of Oklahoma for thirty-seven years and has taught Collegiate Ministry at SWBTS for the past ten years. He also is the volunteer state director for Collegiate Ministry for Colorado Baptists. He is author of the Real Purpose of Life
tract, A Guidebook for Making Disciples on the College Campus,
and coauthor of the Real Purpose of Life Bible Study Series
Deron J. Biles
is dean of Extension Education, associate dean for the Doctor of Ministry Program, and associate professor of Pastoral Theology at Southwestern Seminary.
He and his wife Jaye have been married twenty-eight years and have four sons: Joshua, Timothy, Jonathan, and David. They also have three daughters-in-law and one granddaughter. Deron served as a pastor for fifteen years and has also served as interim or transitional pastor in nine churches.
Deron is the author of After God’s Heart: Becoming the Man God is Seeking
along with its companion volume, After God’s Heart: Becoming the Man God Is Seeking, a Forty-Day Bible Study.
He is the coauthor of Seminary Education by Extension: Process, Principles, and Practices.
In addition, he has written or cowritten manuals on pastor search committees, making resumes, interim ministry, and associational ministry. Deron and his wife currently reside in North Richland Hills, Texas.
is adjunct professor at Scarborough College. He teaches social science and history. He has served in youth ministry for over twenty years.
Beau K. Brewer
is administrative assistant to the dean of the Roy Fish School of Evangelism and Missions at Southwestern Seminary. Beau also studies in the PhD program in evangelism at Southwestern Seminary and holds two earned master’s degrees in evangelism and Islamic studies. He is married to Christa and has one son, Jacob. Beau and his family are active members of Cana Baptist Church in Burleson, Texas. He can be followed on twitter at @1beaukbrewer.
is associate professor of Humanities and Biblical Studies at Scarborough College. Previously he spent ten years teaching high school English, humanities, and history. He also served as director of student affairs at Second Baptist School in Houston, Texas. Additionally, he served as the chairman of General Education at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston. He received degrees from Liberty University, the University of Dallas, Southwestern Seminary, and the University of Texas at Dallas. Charles has been a frequent speaker on issues related to education, religion, literature, and philosophy.
is associate dean for the Doctor of Educational Ministry Degree program as well as professor of Counseling and Adult Education at Southwestern Seminary. He served for twenty years as a student pastor, discipleship pastor, and worship leader.
He and his wife, Teresa, have been married for over thirty-four years and have one son, Jonathan (a pastor in Georgia), who is married to Elissa. They have three children. Frank and his wife live in Fort Worth.
is assistant professor of Preaching at Southwestern Seminary. Vern has also continued to serve the local church for well over two decades as an itinerant evangelist. He attributes his full speaking calendar to an overwhelming sense of God’s grace and an unflinching commitment to text-driven preaching. With the pathos of an evangelist, Vern has never forgotten how God radically saved him when he was a high school dropout, in trouble with the authorities, and living an immoral life. You are invited to read more about Vern, including his powerful testimony, at www.VernCharetteMinistries.org. Vern is married to Jennifer, and they have a son named Christian.
is a doctor of ministry student at Southwestern Seminary. He lives in Burleson, Texas, with his wife Krissi and son Jasper. Sam loves to teach apologetics to anyone, but his passion is training Christian teenagers to share and defend their faith for the advancement of the kingdom of God. He believes that such training also will solidify an authentic faith in teens’ lives. You can follow him on Twitter at @Sam_Dallas_III.
Johnny L. Derouen
is professor of Student Ministry at Southwestern Seminary. He became a Christian at sixteen. He has been married to his wife, Ivette, for thirty-seven years. They have two sons, Josh and Ty.
He received his master’s and PhD degrees in Student Ministry at Southwestern Seminary, and he has a BS in Microbiology. Johnny served as the minister of youth at Oak Park Methodist Church of Lake Charles, Louisiana; Meadowbrook Baptist Church of Fort Worth, Texas; First Baptist Church of Muskogee, Oklahoma; Houston’s First Baptist Church; and Travis Avenue Baptist in Fort Worth, Texas. He has a total of forty-one years of youth ministry experience.
Johnny is also a member of NAPCE, the AYME, and the Metro Youth Ministers Association (serving as chairman in 1990). He developed the Leading Edge video series for youth workers, has written articles for a number of youth ministry publications, authored the book Christ, the Basis of Faith
(2008), and has written contributing chapters on youth ministry and teaching youth in many books including The Teaching Ministry of the Church
(2008) and Accelerate
is associate professor of Philosophy and Christian Apologetics at Southwestern Seminary. Travis’s writing and research focus is primarily in the areas of philosophy, Christian apologetics, and faith and culture. He is the author of Everyday Apologetics
(Seminary Hill Press, 2015) as well as a several articles. He blogs at www.travisdickinson.com and www.theologicalmatters.com. Travis has been teaching courses in Christian apologetics for over fifteen years and has addressed apologetics and evangelistic ministry in more than thirty-five countries. He is a frequent conference speaker to adults, college students, and youth. Travis has a PhD and an MA in philosophy from the University of Iowa, an MA in philosophy of religion and ethics from Talbot School of Theology, an MA in Christian apologetics from Biola University and a BA in education from Alaska Bible College. He is married to Shari and has four children.
is the associate director of the Richard Land Center for Cultural Engagement at Southwestern Seminary. Prior to coming to Southwestern, Trey served as a pastor and as the principal of a Christian high school.
is dean of the Roy Fish School of Evangelism and Missions at Southwestern Seminary. The Eitel family served as career missionaries in Cameroon, West Africa, for six years, and Keith has taught missions in the U.S. since 1985. He frequently engages lostness, especially in international settings. For further details, see the faculty website: http://swbts.edu/keitel.
is distinguished professor and director of Homemaking Programs at Southwestern Seminary. Prior to that she served as consultant to that program. She taught home economics for the San Diego Unified School District while developing the Home Economics Department at Christian Heritage College (now San Diego Christian College). In 1987 she established the Home Economics-Family and Consumer Science Department at The Master’s College.
She is the author and coauthor of several books, including Becoming a Young Woman Who Pleases God
. Pat’s life’s mission is to:
- Love her Lord with ALL of her heart (Matthew 22:37).
- Walk worthy of her calling (Ephesians 4:1–3).
- Train the younger women to fulfill the Titus 2 mandate so that God’s Word will not be discredited (Titus 2:3–5).
is assistant professor of Theology in Women’s Studies at Southwestern Seminary. Candi’s greatest passion is to see teenagers and women come to know the Lord and become mature disciples of Christ. Several women invested in her life when she was a new believer in high school. The impact they had on her reminds her daily of the positive influence we can have on others for Christ. Candi has contributed to several books for women and youth, including Women’s Evangelical Commentary on the New Testament and Old Testament
, The Study Bible for Women
, Impact: The Student Leadership Bible
, and Critical Issues, Absolute Answers: Solutions for Students
is a PhD candidate in Ethics and Philosophical Studies at Southwestern Seminary. Paul (www.paulgolata.com) presently serves as a pastor at Genesis Metro Church in Frisco, Texas, a community creating a culture of life change and establishing disciples. He has been actively involved with the start of two successful churches, helping both grow to over five hundred weekly service attendees. A visible leader with exceptional drive, discipline, and organization, Paul is skillful in successfully guiding large groups of people from vision to implementation through complex and often difficult transformations.
He holds an MDivBL from Southwestern Seminary, an MBA from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, and a BSEET from DeVry Institute of Technology in Chicago. Since 1991, Paul has been married to Dianna, and they have four daughters. When not writing youth curriculum, Paul enjoys playing his electric guitar and riding mountain bikes.
Paul M. Gould
is assistant professor of Philosophy and Christian Apologetics at Southwestern Seminary. He is the author of The Outrageous Idea of the Missional Professor
(Wipf & Stock, 2014) and editor of four books, including Beyond the Control of God? Six Views on the Problem of God and Abstract Objects
(Bloomsbury, 2014) and Loving God with Your Mind: Essays in Honor of J. P. Moreland
(Moody, 2014). Paul blogs at www.paul-gould.com
Madison Grace II
is assistant professor of Baptist History and Theology and editor of the Southwestern Journal of Theology
at Southwestern Seminary.
Jack L. Greenoe
is an adjunct instructor at Southwestern Seminary, where he earned a PhD in Christian ethics and a master of divinity with Biblical languages. He is a member of the seminary’s President’s Club and Board of Visitors. He has served on staff at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, is the Co-CEO of Claes and Greenoe Marketing Group in Addison, Texas, and serves on the committee to update the translation of a modern version of the Bible. He and Gail, his wife of 35 years, reside in Plano, Texas. He can be reached on Facebook and on Twitter at @jackgreenoe.
is instructor of Foundations of Education at Southwestern Seminary. He is married to Ruth, and they have three children: Tyler, Megan, and Noah.
is associate professor of New Testament at Southwestern Seminary. He teaches at the seminary’s Houston campus, online, and at the Darrington Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
is assistant professor of Biblical Counseling at Southwestern Seminary. He became a disciple of Christ at age eleven. He received his BS in psychology from Jacksonville University. After college and a brief baseball career, he received his MDiv from Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Dale served as the associate pastor of Family Life at Raiford Road Church for nearly eight years before coming to Southwestern Seminary, where he earned his PhD in 2014. He is a frequent speaker in churches on issues related to marriage, family, and biblical counseling. He is the proud husband of Summer, and the father of six children, Easton, Titus, Will, Ellie, Annadale, and Caroline.
is a pseudonym for a student at Southwestern Seminary pursuing a doctoral degree to serve in international theological education. He served as a Journeyman missionary in South Asia and loves all things about India. His name has been changed to protect future service overseas.
is professor of History and Philosophy of Science at Southwestern Seminary. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Germany and received funding from the National Science Foundation. He serves on the board of Ratio Christi
(university apologetics clubs). As a senior fellow of Discovery Institute
, he helped author the free downloadable booklet A Parent’s Guide to Intelligent Design.
He blogs for Evolution News and Views,
and he authored the teaching resources for Explore Evolution: The Arguments for and against Neo-Darwinism.
He also created the free download resources that accompany the DVD curriculum TrueU: Does God Exist?
He has published essays including “In the Beginning: Episodes in the Origin and Development of Science,” Salvo Magazine
(Fall 2013) and “Myth #3: That the Copernican Revolution Demoted the Status of Earth,” in Newton’s Apple and Other Myths about Science
(Harvard University Press, 2015).
is a teaching assistant and administrative assistant in the Roy Fish School of Evangelism and Missions at Southwestern Seminary. Brandon also studies in the PhD program in Evangelism at Southwestern Seminary. He is married to Alicia and has two sons, Aiden and Austin. Brandon and his family are members of Southcliff Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. He can be followed on Twitter at @BrandonKiesling.
is associate professor of Pastoral Theology, the James T. Draper, Jr. Chair of Pastoral Ministry, and the chair of the Pastoral Ministry Department at Southwestern Seminary. Tommy is married to Carol Ann, and they have two precious children, Karis and Caleb. They are active members at Cana Baptist Church in Burleson, Texas. Tommy frequently is called upon for supply preaching, revivals, retreats, and other venues to preach the gospel. You can follow him on Twitter @tommykiker and keep up with his blog and speaking schedule at www.tommykiker.com.
is assistant professor of Bible at Scarborough College where he teaches Latin, Greek, and New Testament. He received degrees from Southwestern, Yale, and the University of Texas. He is a covenant member of the Village Church in Fort Worth, Texas. Before coming to Southwestern, he worked in the computer industry for nine years as a programmer and systems analyst. He now lives out his passion for his family, the church, and the classroom. Feel free to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
is a PhD candidate at Southwestern Seminary, with a major in Christian ethics and a minor in systematic theology. He is married and has three teenage girls and a twelve-year-old boy.
is a Doctor of Educational Ministry student and administrative assistant to the vice president of Student Services and Communications at Southwestern Seminary. She became a Christian at age 6 and became passionate about God’s Word in 6th grade. She is happily married to Ben who serves as a pastor.
John D. Laing
is associate professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy at Southwestern Seminary’s Havard School for Theological Studies in Houston, Texas. He also serves as a senior chaplain in the Army National Guard.
is assistant professor of Ethics at Southwestern Seminary. He also serves as director of the Land Center for Cultural Engagement and the Center for Biblical Stewardship. He is the author of Biblically Correct: Engaging Culture with Truth
and Biblically Sound: Embracing Doctrine for Life
. You can follow him on Twitter @evanlenow and read his blog at www.evanlenow.com
is assistant professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Southwestern Seminary. He has a PhD from the University of Aberdeen and is a frequent speaker at churches and camps. Keith is the editor of God & Morality: Four Views
is associate professor of Missions at Southwestern Seminary. John and his wife, Vanessa, served for ten years in Singapore as missionaries with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.
is associate professor of Preaching at Southwestern Seminary. Before joining the seminary faculty in 2009, he served as a pastor for twenty-eight years in Texas.
Eric Alan Mitchell
is associate professor of Old Testament and Archaeology at Southwestern Seminary, and he directs the Tel Gezer Archaeological Survey in Israel. Eric has served two churches as youth minister. He authored A Literary Examination of the Function of Satire in the Mišpat Hammelek of I Samuel
, and coauthored Old Testament Survey 2nd edition
. He is associate editor for the new Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
and is a translator and editor for the new Modern English Version
Bible. He has also edited the Dead Sea Scroll fragment FrgDSSDeut4
Eric has traveled to Israel seventeen times as well as to Jordan, Turkey, and Egypt. He currently teaches a young adult Sunday school class at Travis Avenue Baptist Church. He and his wife Nancy have been happily married for twenty-seven years and have four children. He enjoys riding his bike, lifting weights, woodworking, and shooting guns. After January 1, you can find him at www.ericalanmitchell.com
Stephen D. Mizell
is assistant professor of Humanities at Scarborough College. He received a PhD in Philosophy of Religion from Southwestern Seminary. His main interests of study are the subject of free will, the notion of forgiveness, and the problem of evil.
As a professor he enjoys journeying with students through the great authors and ideas that have shaped Western culture. Through that journey he hopes to instill in students a desire for intellectual and moral excellence in their Christian walk, to uproot prejudice for novelty by pointing out the value of what is old, and to help students sift through the competing and, at times, contradictory ideas they encounter by reminding them that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
is associate dean and associate professor of Missions at Southwestern Seminary. He served as an International Mission Board missionary to South Korea for ten years. He also served as youth minister, associate pastor, senior pastor, and church planter in America. He occupies the Ida M. Bottoms Chair of Missions at Southwestern. He served as the first vice president and president of the Great Commission Research Network, formerly known as the American Society for Church Growth.
is professor of Foundations in Teaching in the Price School of Church and Family Ministries at Southwestern Seminary and is director of the Master of Arts in Christian School Education. She teaches theology and philosophy for Christian Education and PhD courses relating to current educational philosophies.
Patricia is a wife, mother of five children, and grandmother of nineteen grandchildren. She has taught science in public school and science teachers at Texas A&M University (where she received her PhD), UNC-Charlotte, SFA, and at the Institute for Creation Research. She has been teaching director of Community Bible Study in Nacogdoches, Texas. Her walk with Christ is a story of His faithfulness and everlasting love toward her and her family.
is associate professor of Systematic Theology, director of the Darrington Extension, and associate dean of the J. Dalton Havard School for Theological Studies of Southwestern Seminary.
is associate professor of Church History and director of the Center for the Study of Early Christianity at Southwestern Seminary. Before this he served as assistant professor of Biblical Interpretation at Southwestern’s Houston campus. Stephen also taught in Southwestern’s innovative prison seminary degree program at the Darrington Maximum Security State Penitentiary south of Houston. He is the author of The Intertextual Reception of Genesis 1–3 in Irenaeus of Lyons
and several other publications on biblical interpretation in the early church.
Before coming to Southwestern, he lived in Saint Andrews, Scotland, where he played a lot of golf and occasionally studied theology. Stephen is married to Haley, and they have four young children: Isla, Emma, Luke, and Drew, who keep them busy with lots of adventures. He has served in a variety of positions in the church and participated in many mission trips throughout the U.S., Central America, and Europe. Contact him at: email@example.com
is the L. R. Scarborough Chair of Evangelism (“The Chair of Fire”), associate professor of Evangelism, and associate dean for Doctoral Programs in the Roy Fish School of Evangelism and Missions at Southwestern Seminary. He is married to Hope and has two daughters, Madison and Matia. Matt and his family are members of Cana Baptist Church in Burleson, Texas. He regularly contributes articles to Theological Matters
, the official blog of Southwestern Seminary. He is the author Everyday Evangelism
and is both the co-editor and a contributor to A Passion for the Great Commission: Essays in Honor of Alvin L. Reid
. He can be followed on Twitter at @DrMattQueen
is associate director of the World Missions Center and adjunct professor of Missions in the Roy Fish School of Evangelism and Missions at Southwestern Seminary. He is the director of Southwesterns Global Theological Innovation program and is responsible for the development of partnerships with Baptist seminaries around the globe.
Brent and his wife Elaine served fourteen years in local-church ministry roles in central Texas and thirteen years as missionaries with the International Mission Board in Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Prior to joining the staff at Southwestern in 2012, he served for nine years as the president of the Hope Center Foundation, a multiministry campus that serves as the home for more than fifty evangelical Christian ministries in Plano, Texas, and as president of a local biblical counseling ministry.
is professor of Student Ministry at Southwestern Seminary. He is husband to LaJuana, who has joined him in a lifetime of loving teenagers. They are parents of Clayton. Richard served as youth pastor for thirty years and now is a volunteer with teenagers and parents at Wedgwood Baptist in Fort Worth. Richard has served as a spokesperson for the international True Love Waits movement since its inception. Since coming to Southwestern in 2000, Richard has spoken in more than five hundred churches and national youth ministry and family ministry training events.
Richard has written or compiled twenty-four books for youth leaders and parents. His most recent book is The Senior Pastor and the Reformation of Youth Ministry
(lifeway.com). You can connect with Richard through RichardARoss.com, Facebook.com/rossrichard, and Twitter @richardaross.
was assistant professor of Greek at Scarborough College and now is pastor of Waialae Baptist Church in Honolulu, Hawaii. He continues to serve as adjunct professor at Scarborough College.
is adjunct professor of Missions and World Christian Studies at Southwestern Seminary, teaching mostly online classes. He also teaches at Bibelseminar Bonn, Germany, where he currently lives. He is married to Désiré.
Dietmar was born and raised in a Christian home. At the age of twelve, he received the assurance of his salvation and was baptized. He became a follower of Jesus Christ, a born-again Christian, and a fourth-generation Baptist.
When he was sixteen, he survived three life-endangering situations in one week. This experience made him curious about God’s plan for his life. In a military training camp, on his twentieth birthday, he received the call to vocational ministry. After his theological studies, Dietmar worked ten years as a pastor in two Baptist churches. He has been teaching in a seminary since 2007.
is associate professor of Adult Ministry at Southwestern Seminary, where he teaches courses in adult discipleship, men’s discipleship, and family ministry.
Prior to coming to Southwestern, Chris was involved in over twenty years of ministry experience in Christian camping and in local churches as youth minister, minister of education, minister of family life, and associate pastor.
Chris is a frequent conference speaker in family ministry, men’s discipleship, adult education, and teacher training. In addition, he was written youth and adult Sunday school curriculum and Bible book studies for LifeWay Christian Resources. His article on comprehensive discipleship in the local church, “It Takes a Church to Make a Disciple,” was published in the Southwestern Journal of Theology
Chris and his wife, Isabel, have been married for over thirty years and have two adult children, Andrew and Haylee, and (so far) one grandchild.
is assistant professor of Missions and Islamic Studies at Southwestern Seminary. He previously served for a number of years in Central Asia.
is assistant professor of Bible at Scarborough College and also serves as associate vice president for Academic Technology and Support. Greg is the author of The Testing of God’s Sons: The Refining of Faith as a Biblical Theme
. Before coming to Southwestern, he served in various youth and college ministries for nearly a decade and now serves as a volunteer children’s minister at Walnut Ridge Baptist Church, Mansfield, Texas.
In his free time he loves going on camping adventures with his wife, Ellen, and two kids, James and Hannah. He also loves singing, playing guitar, and watching hummingbirds in his backyard. Please feel free to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
teaches Humanities and Philosophy at Scarborough College. Administratively, Harvey was a former division chair of the Communications Department within the Dallas County Community College District and was the founding headmaster for Prestonwood Academy of Dallas. He serves as coordinator of Discipleship University as a member of First Baptist Church of Dallas. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he is the son of Russian and Romanian Jews who immigrated to America in 1914.
His PhD is from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has traveled, lectured, and served on missions throughout Germany, Sweden, Russia, the Ukraine, Israel, Thailand, and China. His publications include Our Holy God and Sinful Man: Truths of the Tanakh and Torah;
“Worldview Apologetics,” The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization;
and Critical Thinking for the Constructive Christian
is associate professor of English at Scarborough College and director of the seminary’s writing center. Sarah earned her MA and PhD in English from Texas A&M University, and she is an active member of Travis Avenue Baptist Church.
is dean of Women’s Programs and assistant professor of Women’s Ministry at Southwestern Seminary. She has earned two master’s degrees and a doctorate from Southwestern. As the dean of Women’s Programs, Terri oversees the academic programs for women as well as the various women’s organizations on campus. She has served in Southern Baptist churches as women’s minister and minister of education.
She is the coauthor of Women Leading Women: The Biblical Model for the Church
and a contributing author of The Teaching Ministry of the Church
and The Christian Homemaker’s Handbook
. Her passion is to equip and enable women to reach women and families for Christ. She and her husband Jay currently live in Arlington, Texas, and enjoy motorcycling as well as traveling the country riding roller coasters.
is associate professor of New Testament at Southwestern Seminary. Born in Australia, he studied at the University of Melbourne, Fuller Theological Seminary, and at the University of Cambridge in England. He teaches the letters and theology of Paul and New Testament Greek. His passion is to teach people to read the Bible well because it is the Word of God and to multiply the ministry of the gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit into the world. John and his wife, Heidi, were missionaries in England for many years, working in the inner city. They have four grown children.
is a student in the master of arts in Christian Apologetics program at Southwestern Seminary. He holds a bachelor of science in church ministries from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida.
is a PhD student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He holds an MDiv (2013) from Southwestern with a concentration in stewardship, and a bachelor of arts in theater (2008) from Oklahoma State University. He has seven years of experience as a youth minister at FBC Flower Mound and FBC Bryan, Texas. Sean is married to Danielle Wegener. They have one child, Elijah, and are expecting their second in March.
Outside of theological studies, Sean has trained with the British Stage Fighter’s Academy in Wales, has written four plays, and enjoys fencing. You can contact Sean on facebook or twitter @seanwegener.
is professor of New Testament and director of Web-Based Education at Southwestern Seminary. He came to Southwestern after spending nineteen years as a senior pastor in three different Texas Baptist churches. He and his wife, Dana, have three grown children. Jim and Dana are active members of First Baptist Church of Dallas, where Jim teaches Sunday school and Discipleship University. He is also one of the Bible study teachers for Wednesday prayer meeting. He has written numerous book reviews and articles and presented eight scholarly papers on Bible-related issues as well as on using technology in teaching.
Jim enjoys presenting gospel and comedy illusion shows at churches, fire-eating, juggling, unicycle riding, and performing comedy nunchucks. He annually leads tour groups to Israel or other Bible-related lands in Europe and the Middle East. Contact him at email@example.com.
is dean of Scarborough College where he teaches theology and biblical studies. Before coming to teach at Southwestern, Michael served for over twenty years in local churches in Texas and Arkansas. He served most of those years as a single adult pastor and a missions pastor. His research interests include all areas of systematic theology and several periods of historical theology, especially the sixteenth-century Reformation and the early Anabaptists. He is the author of a work on one of these early sixteenth-century Anabaptist reformers, A Necessary Smelting: Leonhard Schiemer’s Theology of Suffering
In addition to theology, Dr. Wilkinson loves baseball and keeps a baseball glove in his office for any student who wants to come by and toss a ball around.
is associate professor of Old Testament at Southwestern Seminary. He has preached and taught in various settings in the United States and Europe. He also has contributed to various articles, essays, and reviews in scholarly publications on the books of Chronicles, the law of Moses, and Old Testament theology.
is the senior associate dean and associate professor of History at Scarborough College. He holds his bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma Baptist University, and his MA and PhD in history from the University of Arizona. Lee has twice been presented the Forum Award for excellence in teaching. He has served as president and cofounder of the Northeastern Biblical Studies Center in Manchester, New Hampshire; director of Systems Administration and Security for Bizland, Inc.; and director of Distance Education for Southern New Hampshire University. Lee also taught as a foreign expert at the Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang, People’s Republic of China.
Lee is married to Deanna, and they have four children and twelve grandchildren. Lee enjoys running and is an avid rock climber. An adult Sunday school teacher, he also plays lead guitar in the church orchestra.
John D. Wilsey
is assistant professor of History and Christian Apologetics at Southwestern Seminary. He is author of American Exceptionalism and Civil Religion: Reassessing the History of an Idea
(IVP Academic, 2015) and One Nation under God: An Evangelical Critique of Christian America
(Pickwick, 2011). He is editing an abridged edition of Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America
for Lexham Press for release in 2016. He blogs at www.johndwilsey.com. John thrives in a romantic relationship with his wife, and together they are raising two dear children.
is assistant professor of Women’s Ministry at Southwestern Seminary. She also has served as a missionary with the International Mission Board and the North American Mission Board. www.biblicalwoman.com
is associate professor of Christian Education and Worship at Southwestern Seminary’s Havard School of Theological Studies in Houston, Texas. For over seventeen years he has taught at Christian colleges and seminaries. He served as student minister at some of the largest Southern Baptist churches, including First Baptist Church of Dallas, Champion Forest Baptist of Houston, and First Baptist Church of Oklahoma City. He leads conferences, writes, and is a Christian comedian/speaker, presenting at events across the country. His website is www.dougwood.com
. The father of four, he is a proud grandfather to two beautiful girls with a grandson on the way.
Malcolm B. Yarnell III
is director of the Center for Theological Research and professor of Systematic Theology at Southwestern Seminary. Malcolm loves to learn theology with his students. He is the author of The Formation of Christian Doctrine
(B&H, 2007), Royal Priesthood in the English Reformation
(OUP, 2014), and God the Trinity: Biblical Portraits
(B&H, 2016). He has edited numerous books and journal volumes.
Malcolm is better known to young people as the father of such strong young men as Truett, Matthew, and Graham, or of such gracious young girls as Kathryn and Elizabeth, but he is best identified through the lovely presence of his wife, Karen.
is assistant professor of Old Testament at Southwestern Seminary. Before coming to Southwestern, he served as a full-time faculty member and academic dean at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia, for five years. He is the author of Plundering the Egyptians: The Old Testament and Historical Criticism at Westminster Theological Seminary (1929–1998).
He also has served in various ministry positions in Northern Virginia and Southern California, including serving as a youth minister for ten years. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.