Faculty

A Distinctive Faculty

A select group of men and women who have proven themselves faithful to God’s Word in God’s work.

Every faculty member accepts the plenary verbal inspiration of the Bible.
Every faculty member is a faithful witness for Jesus Christ.
Every faculty member is an active member of a cooperating Southern Baptist church.
Every faculty member holds an earned doctorate in his or her field.
Every faculty member is available for counseling with students.

Faculty

Michael R. Spradlin
President; Chairman and Professor of the Evangelism Department; Interim Chairman of the Missions Department; Interim Director of the Witness One:Seven program; Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, Practical Theology, Missions, and Church History. BA, Ouachita Baptist University; MDiv, PhD, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.

Bradley C. Thompson
Executive Vice President; Chief Academic Officer; Dean of The College at Mid-America; Chairman and Professor of the Christian Ministries Department; Professor of Education and Leadership. BA, The Criswell College; MDiv, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary; DMin, Luther Rice Seminary; PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; EdD, Columbia University.

Michael P. Mewborn
Vice President of Student Life;  Dean of the Seminary; Chairman of the Theology and Church History Department; Professor of Practical Theology. BA, University of South Florida; MDiv, PhD, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.

Randy Redd
Vice President for Finance and Operations; Professor of Business Administration and Management. BBA, Baylor University; MBA, the University of Texas at Tyler; PhD, Sullivan University.

Matthew R. Akers
Associate Dean of Doctoral Programs; Chairman and Associate Professor of the Old Testament Department; Director of Connected Campus/Distance Learning; Associate Professor of Hebrew, New Testament, Greek,  Biblical Counseling, and Missions. AA, BA, Central Baptist College; MDiv, PhD, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.

Kenneth R. Lewis
Associate Dean of Graduate Programs; Director of Information Technology; Chairman and Assistant Professor of the Practical Theology Department; Assistant Professor of New Testament, Theology and Church History; BS, Mississippi State University; BA, Huntsville Bible College; MDiv, PhD, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.

Candi Finch
Associate Dean of The College at Mid-America; Director of Admissions; Dean of Women; Associate Professor of Women’s Studies in Theology and Church History. BA, University of South Florida; MDiv, PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

David L. Allen
Dean of the Adrian Rogers Center for Biblical Preaching; Distinguished Visiting Professor of Practical Theology; BA, Criswell College; MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; PhD, the University of Texas at Arlington.

John Babler
Chairman and Professor of the Biblical Counseling Department; Editor of The Journal: Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. MA, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; MSSW, the University of Texas at Arlington; PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Z. Scott Colter
Director of Strategic Initiatives; Assistant Professor of Practical Theology. BA, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Advanced MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; PhD, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.

Wayne E. Cornett
Chairman and Associate Professor of the New Testament and Greek Department. BA, Andersonville Baptist Seminary; MDiv, PhD, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.

Daniel L. Jones
Director of the Colorado Prison Initiative, Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, Old Testament and Hebrew, New Testament and Greek. BA, Leavell College; MDiv, PhD, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.

R. Kirk Kilpatrick
Professor Emeritus of Old Testament and Hebrew. BA, University of Memphis; MDiv, PhD, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.

William Thomas Marshall
Director of Institutional Assessment; Director of Security; Assistant Professor of Christian Ministries, Biblical Counseling, and Theology. BS, MS, Troy University; MDiv, PhD, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.

T. Van McClain
Research Librarian; Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew. BA, Dallas Baptist College; MDiv, PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; MLS, State University of New York.

Stephen R. Miller
Professor Emeritus of the Department of Old Testament and Hebrew. BS, Union University; ThM, PhD, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.

Zachary Sandiford
Director of Operations; Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, Missions, and Church History; BS, State University of New York College at Oneonta; MDiv, PhD, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.

David G. Shackelford
Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Greek. BSE, University of Arkansas; MDiv, PhD, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.

Mark E. Thompson
Director of the Arkansas Prison Initiative; Assistant Professor of Church History, Theology, and Missions. BS, Crichton College; MDiv, PhD, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.