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; All India Prayer Fellowship, Delhi, India, 2016; Seminary Extension of the Southern Baptist Convention, 2003-2006.
Writings: PhD dissertation, “The Role of Adrian Rogers and the Recovery of Biblical inerrancy in the Southern Baptist Convention;” “Review of Reformation 500: How the Greatest Revival Since Pentecost Continues to Shape the World Today,” The Journal of MidAmerica Theological Seminary (vol. 5, Spring 2018).
Field Experience: Director of the Arkansas Prison Initiative, 2019 – Present; Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Hughes, AR, 2013-2019; Interim Pastor, Meridian Baptist Church, Jackson, TN 2013; Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Selmer, TN, 2010-2012; Senior Pastor, LaGuardo Baptist Church, Lebanon, TN 2001-2009; Senior Pastor, Fair River Baptist Church, Brookhaven, MS 1999-2001; Minister to Students, First Baptist Church, Millington, TN 1996-1999; Minister of Youth and Education, Highland Baptist Church, Grove City, OH 1994-1996.
Memberships: Evangelical Theological Society.
Honors: Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 1990; Student Body President, Crichton College 1988-90.
Travel: Egypt, Venezuela, India, Mozambique.
A little about their family, where they grew up, and interests outside of their profession
I have been married to my wife Laurie for 30 years and we have 3 grown children. Our son, Logan, is a teacher and a High School basketball coach in Memphis. Hailey is our oldest daughter and she is in Law School at Mississippi College of Law, and our youngest daughter, Faith, is a student at the College of Mid America.
I grew up in Memphis and was saved as a 4th grade student at Whitehaven Methodist Day School. I played sports all through my school years and played basketball at a small college for 4 years. When I am not at work, I enjoy officiating high school football, baseball and softball as well as umpiring college softball. I enjoy traveling to the beach with my wife and also to Knoxville with my son to watch the University of Tennessee play football. I also enjoy playing golf.
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Arkansas Prison Initiative
Adrian Rogers and the Conservative Resurgence
Baptist Confessions from the First London Confession through the BFM 2000