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Faculty additions, openings announced by SBTS’ Mohler

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Calling it an “historic juncture” for Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, President R. Albert Mohler announced the appointment of two faculty and declared nine faculty positions open during the seminary board of trustees’ executive committee meeting Feb. 4.

Gregory A. Wills was appointed assistant professor of church history and C. Ben Mitchell was appointed assistant professor of Christian ethics. Mitchell joined Southern Seminary last fall as a visiting professor. In announcing Mitchell’s appointment, Mohler said there was “nowhere on the planet to get a better education in Christian ethics than The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.”

Mohler announced the seminary would begin searching for professors in Christian theology, New Testament interpretation, Old Testament interpretation, pastoral care/family ministry, evangelism and church growth, Christian preaching, Christian education, Christian missions and church music/hymnology.

Mohler also reported to trustees on the beginning of a new doctor of ministry degree in evangelism and church growth in the seminary’s Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth. The new program already has 70 applicants and has received more than 200 inquiries.

Board members were given a preview of architectural plans to renovate some of the school’s classroom space. The renovation of the northeast wing of Norton Hall will cost approximately $1.4 million. Mohler said the renovation will give the seminary modern, state-of-the-art educational space.

Mohler thanked Southern Baptists for their continued support of the seminary. “It is the faithfulness of Southern Baptists in giving to the Cooperative Program that helps fund the institution.”

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