Categories: Academic Department

John Charping, PhD

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Dr. John Charping serves as the Chairman of the Missions Department and is an Associate Professor of Missions and Theology. Currently, Dr. Charping serves as the pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church of Germantown, a 2019 church plant. His personal travel includes Honduras, Argentina, Trinidad & Tobago, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Dr. Charping […]

David L. Allen, PhD

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Dr. David L. Allen serves as Mid-America’s Distinguished Professor of Practical Theology and Dean of the Adrian Rogers Center for Biblical Preaching. A true preacher’s preacher, Dr. Allen began preaching at age 16, and has taught preaching from the bachelor to the doctoral level since the late 1980s. He earned his MDIV from Southwestern Baptist […]

Candi Finch, PhD

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Tell us about your personal background, testimony, and family. I am originally from Tampa, Florida, and I come from a great family with loving parents and three brothers and two sisters. I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior right before I started high school and am eternally grateful for the people in my local […]

Daniel Jones, PhD

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Dr. Jones received a BA from Leavell College and an MDIV and PhD from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. The title of his dissertation is “Civil Disobedience: A Contextual and Theological Examination of Biblical Texts Addressing Government and Civic Duties for Christians Citizens.” Dr. Jones has served as an Interim Pastor in Tennessee, an Associate Pastor […]

Donn R. Arms

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Donn serves as the Director of the Institute for Nouthetic Studies and INS Publishing. He is a native Hawkeye and has pastored churches in Iowa and Florida. For 25 years he worked closely with Dr. Jay Adams and now is the steward of Dr. Adams’ legacy by putting his books back into print through Mid-America’s […]

Scott Colter, PhD

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A native Texan, I have lived also in Montana, Colorado, North Carolina, and now Tennessee. Sharayah and I will soon celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary, and we have a 4-year-old son and a 1-year-old daughter. Our children keep our home filled with energy, laughter, and immense joy. The exuberant family dog, a Maltese-Poodle, completes the […]

Bradley C. Thompson, PhD, EdD

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Dr. Bradley C. Thompson was saved at age 9 at the First Southern Baptist Church of San Diego, California. He was called into Gospel ministry at age 17 and later earned a BA in Biblical Studies from Criswell College (1984), an MDIV from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary (1988), a PhD from The Southern Baptist Theological […]

Mark Thompson, PhD

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Director of Arkansas Prison Initiative Assistant Professor of Church History Education: MDIV, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary; PhD, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. Teaching Experience: Assistant Professor of Church History, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary; Teaching Fellow under Dr. Michael Spradlin, President, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary; Adjunct Professor, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary; REAP Bible Conference, Cairo, Egypt, 2010; […]

Jim Whitmire

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Dr. Whitmire, who grew up in and around Atlanta, GA, serves as Instructor in Music and Worship at Mid-America. He trusted Jesus as his Lord and Savior at the age of 15, while teaching in a Vacation Bible School in Piketon OH. At that same time, he surrendered his life to full time Christian service […]

David Shackelford, PhD

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Dr. Shackelford was born in Mississippi and raised in Arkansas. He received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior in the First Baptist Church of Forrest City, Arkansas, while he was a junior in high school. He committed his life to vocational Christian ministry the following year in 1969. He attended the University of Arkansas on […]