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SWBTS releases list of 13 individuals connected to sexual abuse allegations

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – The chairman of the Board of Trustees and president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary jointly published today an open letter to the seminary community that includes a list of 13 individuals who were previously students and/or staff of the institution and who appear on a larger list of persons arrested or credibly charged with sexual abuse or sexual assault maintained by the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, which was previously unknown until its release last week following an independent investigation.

Hemphill rejoins SWBTS faculty to lead center bearing his name

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – Kenneth S. Hemphill, seventh president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, has been appointed distinguished fellow of the Hemphill Center for Church Revitalization and senior professor of church revitalization in the Roy J. Fish School of Evangelism and Missions, President Adam W. Greenway announced Thursday (April 14).

TRUSTEES: SWBTS approves budget, elects faculty, honors Dockery

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary board of trustees approved the 2023 fiscal year budget, heard reports of increased giving through the institution’s advancement efforts, elected a new faculty member to the School of Church Music and Worship, named two faculty members to hold endowed academic chairs, and approved the renaming of an academic center in honor of David S. Dockery, during its April 4-5 spring meeting.

Jack MacGorman, long-time professor, SWBTS chapel namesake, dies at age 100

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)—John William “Jack” MacGorman, long-time professor of New Testament at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and namesake for its MacGorman Chapel, died today at the age of 100, two days shy of his 101st birthday. 

TRUSTEES: SWBTS approves Stanley Chair, Hemphill Center

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – A new academic chair honoring longtime pastor and Southern Baptist leader Charles F. Stanley, announcement of the appointment of Gregory A. Wills as the new dean of the School of Theology, naming an academic center for former president Kenneth S. Hemphill and faculty elections highlighted the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary fall Board of Trustees meeting Oct. 18-19.

SWBTS announces new name, vision for undergraduate college

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – The undergraduate school of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has been renamed – it’s now Texas Baptist College rather than Scarborough College – the seminary announced today (June 9).

Stinson departs, Dockery named interim provost of Southwestern Seminary

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary announced an abrupt change at provost today (Dec. 17).

Veteran Southern Baptist journalist James A. Smith Sr. joins Southwestern Seminary staff

FORT WORTH (BP) -- Veteran Southern Baptist journalist and communicator James A. Smith Sr. has been appointed director of public relations at The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, President Adam W. Greenway announced Thursday, Oct. 17. "Jim Smith is one of the Southern Baptist Convention's most respected journalists and gifted communicators who brings a wealth of public relations experience and denominational service to this critical new position at Southwestern Seminary," said Greenway. "I have known Jim for a number of years, and having served alongside him previously, I know firsthand the quality of his work and the quantity of his gifts. I am thankful for the Lord's kindness in bringing Jim and his wife, Linda, to serve with us in this strategic moment in the history of Southwestern Seminary."

Greenway nominated to lead Southwestern Seminary

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary alumnus Adam W. Greenway, dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, has been unanimously selected by Southwestern Seminary's presidential search committee as their nominee to fill the presidential vacancy.

‘Great things from God’ seen by seminarians abroad

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Night market vendors were just beginning to set up their kiosks as the mission team prayerwalked the community around a mosque in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The team's leader, Keith Eitel, walked roughly a block behind his wife and a translator as they handed out Thai-language Gospel tracts. One man, after receiving a tract, became puzzled. As they later learned, the man was from Nepal and had only come to Chiang Mai ...