Daniel Akin Celebrates 10 Years of Leading Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary celebrated 10 years of leadership by President Daniel Akin during its spring board of trustees and board of visitors meeting March 31-April 1. Also pictured with Akin is his wife Charlotte.
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary celebrated 10 years of leadership by President Daniel Akin during its spring board of trustees and board of visitors meeting March 31-April 1. Also pictured with Akin is his wife Charlotte.

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary celebrated 10 years of leadership by President Daniel Akin during its spring board of trustees and board of visitors meeting.

Trustees also approved new Ph.D. tracks, established the Kingdom Diversity scholarship program, met new faculty members and approved the purchase of additional property. Southeastern awarded former president Paige Patterson its Presidential Award, the highest honor the school grants.

Speakers at a banquet in Akin’s honor included Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones, James Merritt, Susie Hawkins and Thom Rainer.

Jones thanked Akin for his positive influence on the area. “Southeastern has a very pivotal part in our community. You are one of our largest employers,” Jones said during the March 31-April 1 meetings. Akin “has built relationships in our community that have made our community a better place. … You have made this a better place for all of us to live.”

Merritt, pastor of Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, Ga., spoke on Akin’s legacy and called his relationship with Akin a “treasured friendship.”

Thom Rainer, president of LifeWay Christian Resources, narrated a slideshow highlighting Akin and his family during chapel April 1. Rainer also spoke at a board of visitors chapel service. Former trustee chair Ed Litton presented Akin with a framed resolution of appreciation from trustees and his official presidential portrait.

Akin gave God the glory for Southeastern’s achievements. “It is His doing, not ours,” Akin said. He called the audience to remember the urgency of the Great Commission and those who will go to hell and never hear the name of Jesus.

Akin expressed gratitude for “10 wonderful years” and the opportunity to “emphasize what Southeastern is all about, the Great Commission.”

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SOURCE: Baptist Press
Ali Dixon

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