Trustees of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary have elected a new president to replace prominent Southern Baptist leader Paige Patterson, who was fired last year following accusations that he poorly handled students’ sexual misconduct claims.
Adam W. Greenway, dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, was elected as the seminary’s new president Wednesday.
Randy Stinson, provost and senior vice president for academic administration at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, was also confirmed by the trustees as the new provost for SWBTS.
SWBTS search committee chair, Danny Roberts, said in a statement that he considered Greenway to be “a man of impeccable character who demonstrates kindness and humility in his dealings with others.”
“[Greenway is] a leader who surrounds himself with talented people and allows them to work within their giftedness, a bridge builder in the Southern Baptist Convention, and a true scholar with a heart for missions and evangelism,” said Roberts, as reported by the Biblical Recorder.
Russell Moore, president of the SBC’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, took to Twitter to congratulate Greenway and Stinson, saying they “will do a stellar job. Bright days ahead for a great school.”
“@RandyStinson has been my friend for over twenty years, through everything. I trust him with my life. @SWBTS students, you are going to love him and President @AdamGreenway. They will lead well and you will enjoy your years of study,” continued Moore.
Last May, the SWBTS Executive Committee voted unanimously to fire Patterson, a longtime SBC president, over allegations that he had improperly handled students’ sexual misconduct claims, and for saying he had never advised couples to get a divorce, even in an abusive relationship.
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Source: Christian Post