Skip to Page's ContentSkip to Main Site NavigationSkip to Section NavigationSkip to Site Utility NavigationSkip to Site Search

Faculty & Staff

Bruce Riley Ashford
Provost and Dean of Faculty
Associate Professor of Theology and Culture
Fellow for the Bush Center for Faith and Culture

  • B.A., Campbell University
  • M.Div., Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary   
  • Teaching at Southeastern since 2002
Bruce Ashford

Bruce Ashford was named Dean of the College at Southeastern in January of 2009. Before serving in this role, he was the Director of the Center for Great Commission Studies from 2005-2008. He has worked and ministered overseas in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. He has lectured, debated or spoken on many university campuses; and he continues to travel to teach and preach. Dr. Ashford’s areas of specialization include intercultural studies (religion and culture, Islamic studies, cross-cultural communication, contextualization) and philosophy (history of philosophy, Aquinas, Wittgenstein, philosophical theology, philosophy of language).

Mike Dodson
Associate Director of North American Missions
Assistant Professor of Church Planting and Evangelism        

  • D.Miss., Southern Seminary
  • M.Div., Mid-America Seminary
  • B.B.A., James Madison University
Mike Dodson

Mike Dodson has served as a pastor and church planter strategist in the Northeast for over 15 years. Mike co-authored Comeback Churches with Ed Stetzer and has also published or edited numerous other books and articles.

John Ewart
Associate Vice President of Project Development
Fletcher Professor of Missions   

  • B.A., Baylor University
  • M. Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 
  • D. Miss., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Teaching at Southeastern since 2006
John Ewart

John Ewart, a native of Oklahoma, has lived and worked, in various capacities, all over the world. He served for over 20 years in local churches in Texas, the Philippines, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Kentucky as an associate and senior pastor. John also served with the International Mission Board in the Philippines. In addition, John has traveled and conducted mission projects in over 30 nations around the world. He has also participated, directly and indirectly, in over a dozen church starts.

He has authored numerous articles, and the chapter, "The Great Commission and Strategic Outreach," in The Challenge of the Great Commission (2005). He is a featured church and denominational church growth, church consultation, small groups and prayer conference leader.

Scott Hildreth
Director Center for Great Commission Studies

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.A., University of Mobile
  • B.A., University of Mobile

Scott Hildreth and his wife Leslie have spent nearly a decade living in Western Europe and Central Asia. Scott attended the University of Mobile and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and is in the PhD program here at Southeastern studying theology. In addition to his service with the IMB, Scott has taught adjunctively at the University of Mobile and served in pastoral and staff positions at local churches in Alabama, Florida, and North Carolina. He has been involved in church planting efforts both internationally and in North America, and brings that experience to our CGCS.

Phone: (919) 761-2231

Ant Greenham
Assistant Professor of Missions and Islamic Studies     
  • B.A., University of Natal
  • M.A.B.S., Criswell College
  • Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary   
  • Teaching at Southeastern since 2001
Ant Greenham

Ant Greenham was born in Durban, South Africa, and converted to Christ in 1972. He taught religious education at a boy's high school in Durban before joining the South African Department of Foreign Affairs (the equivalent of the US State Department). He has served as the third secretary at the South African Embassy in Tel Aviv and as the Chargé d'Affaires to open South Africa's first embassy in Jordan. Greenham returned to the United States and came on faculty at Southeastern in 2001, where he teaches primarily in the area of world religions, Islam and the Middle East.

Al James
Professor of Missions
Associate Dean of Proclamation Studies

  • A.A., Brewton-Parker College
  • B.S., Blue Mountain College
  • M.Div., Th.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary   
  • Teaching at Southeastern since 2002 
Al James

Al James worked with the International Mission Board as a missionary in the Philippines and India and continues to serve as a church planting consultant, participating in work in countries such as India, Sinapore, Phillippines, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Uruguay, Russia, Uzbekistan, Czech Republic, Costa Rica and Mexico. He has served as pastor of churches in Georgia, Mississppi, Louisiana and North Carolina, and he presently is the pastor of Carey Baptist Church in Henderson, N.C. His areas of specialization include missions history, cultural anthropology and cross-cultural communication.

Greg Mathias
Associate Director of International Missions

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.S., Virginia Tech

Gregory Mathias has been involved with the CGCS since 2007, after returning from living for 3 years in Northern Africa and the Middle East. In addition to serving with the IMB, he has worked and ministered in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Currently, Greg is a Ph.D. candidate at Southeastern with an emphasis on the intersection between ethics and missiology.

Phone: (919) 761-2339 

Alvin Reid
Bailey Smith Chair of Evangelism
Professor of Evangelism and Student Ministry

  • B.A., Samford University
  • M.Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary   
  • Teaching at Southeastern since 1995
Alvin Reid

Alvin Reid has been teaching at Southeastern since 1995. He is the author of 15 books and numerous articles and essays. His titles include Introduction to Evangelism, Radically Unchurched: Who They Are and How to Reach Them, Raising the Bar: Ministry to Youth in the New Millenium, Convergent Christianity and Handbook on Evangelism. In addition, he is a sought-after speaker on evangelism, spiritual awakening, student ministry and other topics. 

George Robinson
Richard and Gina Headrick Chair of World Mission
Assistant Professor of Evangelism and Missions

  • B.A., University of Georgia
  • M.A., University of Georgia
  • M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary           
  • D. Miss., Western Seminary
  • Teaching at Southeastern since 2008
 George Robinson

George Robinson is Assistant Professor of Missions and Evangelism, joining the faculty of SEBTS in the Fall of 2008. He served as a church planter for two years in Pakistan and then served as the Director for Church Planting Equipping with E3 Ministries for six years. During this time, he did extensive work in numerous countries primarily in South Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim.

He is the assistant editor for Global Missiology Online Journal, with which he has published several articles. George is also the author of Striking the Match: How God is Using Ordinary People to Change the World (2008).

Josef Solc
Professor of Evangelism and Missions

  • B.A., Oral Roberts University
  • M.Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary  
  • Teaching at Southeastern since 1997  
 Josef Solc

Josef Solc was born in Prague, Czech Republic, where he lived in a Communist context for 25 years. He moved to the United States as a scholarship tennis player, and he also has played professional ice hockey and professional tennis in both Europe and the United States. His expertise is in sports evangelism. Solc served as pastor of the Hulen Street Baptist Church in Forth Worth, Texas, for 17 years and has also worked with the North American Mission Board and Trans World Radio.

Phone: (919) 761-2339 

Dayna White
Associate to the Director, Office Manager

  • The College at Southeastern, Class of 2012

Dayna joined the CGCS staff in July, 2011 after working in the Student Employment office in Ledford Center. She is from Mississippi where she and her husband, Lawrence, served in full-time ministry in the local church all over the Deep South. They have three children and live now in Wake Forest, NC. Roll Tide.

Phone: (919) 761-2230

Keelan Cook
Administrative Assistant to Associate Directors of North American and International Missions    


Will Taylor
Assistant Program Coordinator
BA Global Studies                    //                                
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Post Office Box 1889
  • Wake Forest, NC 27588
  • Phone: (919) 761 - 2100
Our Mission
  • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary seeks to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission.
Copyright © Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary | Design and Development: Beacon Technologies
print logo