Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Celebrates Launch of For the Mission Campaign and Danny Akin’s 15 Years as President

Danny Akin, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary president, marked his 15 years as president of the institution at the Spring 2019 Board of Trustees and Southeastern Society meetings April 7-9. SEBTS photo

The public launch of the For the Mission campaign is just one way among many in which Danny Akin is continuing to cultivate an enduring Great Commission vision at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) as he marks his 15 years as president of the institution.

These highlights, were among the many items discussed and celebrated at the Spring 2019 Board of Trustees and Southeastern Society meetings April 7-9.

“We will now, in the year 2019, prepare ourselves for continued growth because faithfulness to Christ and love for the nations demands it,” Akin said at a banquet held Monday evening (April 8) for donors and trustees.

The campaign is being publicly launched to raise $20.5 million for the purpose of funding four strategic initiatives in four years. These initiatives include funding a new dining hall, renovations to Simmons Hall to provide campus housing, student aid, the Southeastern Fund and faculty endowments.

Other business approved by trustees included:

— the 2019-2020 $31.2 million budget,

— election of Walter Strickland to the faculty as assistant professor of theology,

— election of Scott Pace to the faculty as associate professor of pastoral ministry and teaching,

— promotion of John Ewart to professor of missions and pastoral leadership,

— promotion of David Alan Black to senior professor of New Testament and Greek,

— promotion of Steve McKinion to professor of theology and patristic studies,

— curriculum changes to include an M.A. in ministry to women and biblical counseling, an M.A. in church revitalization, a certificate in student ministry, a certificate in ministry to women, a certificate in church revitalization, an M.Div. in church revitalization, a D.Min. specialization in ministry to women and a D.Min. specialization in pastoral care and counseling;

— creation of three new scholarship accounts to include the Catherine Hall Memorial Student Aid Fund, the Arthur Lewis Brown Student Aid Fund and the Sweatman Missions Aid Fund;

— approval of Becky Gardner, Thomas Mach, Charles Cranford and Alex Gonzalez to serve another term in their respective offices.

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Source: Baptist Press