Mid-America Announces Dr. Lee Brand Jr. As New Vice President And Dean Of Seminary
“Mid-America is pleased to welcome two-time graduate Dr. Lee Brand Jr. as a leader of our faculty, staff, and students,” says Mid-America President Dr. Michael Spradlin. “His exceptional experience in pastoral leadership, higher education, and community involvement is a stellar example of what we want our seminary students to become,” he said.
Dr. Brand has served as senior pastor of Beth-el Missionary Baptist Church, Starkville, MS, since 2002. He has also served as an adjunct professor at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s Starkville, MS, extension since 2013. He was also an adjunct professor at East Mississippi Community College and at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary’s Oxford Extension, Oxford, MS.
He has also served as a Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees member since 2010, as a Starkville Police Department chaplain since 2015, and as a Delta Upsilon Sigma Education Foundation Board of Trustees member since 2016.
He is a Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary alumnus who received his Doctor of Philosophy in 2013 and his Master of Divinity in 2008. He received a Bachelor of Science from Mississippi State University in 2001.
The seminary, which started with four professors and 28 students in Olivet Baptist Church, Little Rock, AR, now has thousands of graduates serving on six continents. Its students have personally witnessed to more than 1.7 million people with more than 165,000 professions of faith since its beginning.
Dr. Lee Brand Jr. has been named a vice president of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. He will also serve as one of the deans of the institution.
Mid-America’s award-winning campus is located on 35 acres of land in a Memphis, TN, suburb with a branch campus in Albany, NY. Founded in 1972, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary provides theological training for effective service in church-related and mis¬sions vocations. Founded in 2018, The College at Mid-America is the undergraduate school of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary and provides associate and baccalaureate degree programs to prepare students to take their place as effective Christian and secular leaders. Both academic institutions guide students into a thorough understanding of the Bible and its relevance to everyday living. Mid-America students volunteer and serve the community through Witness One: Seven and GO! programs.
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