About

President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

PERSONAL

Born: January 2, 1957, Atlanta, Georgiaakin-headshot-update-4-2009
Married: May 27, 1978 to Charlotte Tammy Bourne
Children:

  • Nathan is a pastor at Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, NC, where he leads the church in discipleship, missions, and leadership development.
  • Jonathan is married to Ashley, and they have two daughters, Maddy and Emma Grace, and one son, Judson. He is the Senior Pastor of Fairview Church in Lebanon, TN and has a PhD in Old Testament from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
  • Paul is married to Kari, and they have one son, Micah Elliot, and three daughters, Jordan Kate, Kai Elizabeth, and Skylar Lei. Paul is on staff at The Church at Brook Hills, Birmingham, Alabama where he serves as Director of Mid-Term Missions.
  • Tim is married to Anna and they have three sons, Levi Michael, Judah Daniel, and Caleb Wesley. Tim and Anna reside in West Palm Beach, FL. Tim is a pastor at FBC West Palm Beach.

 

EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Humanities, University of Texas at Arlington, 1989
    • Major: History
    • Minor: Philosophy
    • Dissertation: Bernard of Clairvaux: Evangelical of the 12th Century (A Critical Analysis of His Soteriology), 1989.
  • Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1983.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, The Criswell College, 1980.

 

EXPERIENCE

  • President and Professor of Preaching and Theology, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2004-present.
  • Professor of Theology and Christian Preaching, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1999-2004.
  • Senior Vice President for Academic Administration, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1996-2004.
  • Dean, School of Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1996-2004.
  • Associate Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1996-1999.
  • Associate Professor of Theology and Dean of Students, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1992-1996.
  • Professor of New Testament, Theology, and Church History, and Dean of Students, The Criswell College, 1988-1992.

 

MISSION WORK

  • 2013 Taiwan
  • 2012 Eastern Europe, Guyana
  • 2011 Liberia, Central Asia
  • 2010 Montana, Sudan, Central Asia
  • 2009 Middle East, Kenya, Southeast Asia
  • 2008 Asia, Middle East, Central Asia
  • 2007 Thailand, Kenya, Asia
  • 2006 India
  • 2003 Paraguay
  • 1990 Thailand
  • 1988 Australia (Partnership Missions: Texas Baptists)
  • 1977 Papago Indians, Sells, AZ

 

AFFILIATIONS

  • Evangelical Theological Society

 

EDITORSHIPS

  • The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology (Executive Editor, 1997-2004).
  • Criswell Theological Review (Associate Editor, 1989-92).

 

MEDIA

  • Co-host of “The Criswell College Presents” (1988-92)

 

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