Categories: Academic Department

John Mark Terry

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Dr. Mark Terry was born in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and grew up in a pastor’s home. He professed faith in Christ at age nine during a summer revival at the First Baptist Church of Lockhart, Texas, where his father was the pastor. He attended John Brown University in Arkansas, where he met Barbara Whittle. They […]

Bradley Thompson

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Dr. Bradley Thompson was saved at the age of nine 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 […]

Mark Thompson

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Director of Arkansas Prison Initiative Assistant Professor of Church History Education: MDiv, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary; PhD, MidAmerica 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

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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 […]

Michael Spradlin

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Michael R. Spradlin, Ph.D., president of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, received a B.A. from Ouachita Baptist University, and an MDiv and PhD from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. He has a versatile ministry background that includes preaching, teaching, church planting, military chaplaincy, and many international and North American mission trips. In addition to serving as the […]

Van McClain

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Dr. Van McClain was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from Dallas Baptist University in 1974 with a B.A. He saw his need for Christ and followed God’s call to ministry while he was a student at DBU. Dr. McClain graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and graduated with an M. Div. in […]

Mikey Mewborn

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Dr. Mikey Mewborn spent most of his early years living in the beautiful city of Tampa, Florida. In 1986, the Mewborn family moved to Memphis, Tennessee, seeking new job opportunities. While in Memphis, Dr. Mewborn surrendered his life to Jesus Christ at Hickory Ridge Baptist Church. Two years later, the Mewborn family moved back to […]

Steve Miller

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Dr. Miller is a lifelong Southern Baptist. At age six, he received Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior at a church in Jackson, Tennessee. He earned a degree in Business Administration at Union University in Jackson, and it was there he met his wife, Paula. In 1973 while working as an insurance underwriter […]

Randy Redd

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Dr. Redd was born in Tyler, Texas where he went to First Baptist Church every time the doors were open. At the age of 9 he received Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and Lord. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University in 1982 and followed with a Master of Business Administration […]