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Occasional Lecturers

Psalm 67

67:1 May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make his face to shine upon us,

2 that your way may be known on earth,
your saving power among all nations.

3 Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you!

4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
for you judge the peoples with equity
and guide the nations upon earth.

5 Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you!

6 The earth has yielded its increase;
God, our God, shall bless us.

7 God shall bless us;
let all the ends of the earth fear him!

George Braswell
Professor Emeritus                                 

  • B.A., Wake Forest University
  • B.D., Yale Divinity School
  • D.Min., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Honorary D.D., Campbell University
  • Teaching at Southeastern since 1972

George Braswell is a leading expert on Islam. He served six years on the faculty of Islamic theology at the University of Tehran, Iran, as a professor of English and comparative religion. He was the first Southern Baptist missionary to Iran, and his work with the International Mission Board has spanned the Middle East, Central America, Europe, North Africa, Central Asia and Southeast Asia. After serving many years on Southeastern's faculty, he retired in 2005 as a Distinguished Professor of Missions and World Religions. Braswell has authored many books and articles on Christian ministry to Muslims. Among his works are Islam: Its Prophets, Peoples, Politics and Power; Islam and America: Answers to the 31 Most–asked Questions; Understanding World Religions; Understanding Sectarian Groups in America; and What You Need to Know About Islam and Muslims.

Phone: (919) 556-1502

Grant Lovejoy
Occasional Professor
  • B.A., Baylor University
  • M.Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Grant Lovejoy serves as the Director of Orality Strategies for the International Mission Board of the SBC. He taught at Southwestern as Associate Professor of Preaching for a number of years and continues to teach adjunctively on the topic of Chronological Bible Storying at numerous Baptist seminaries around the world. Since 1988, Dr. Lovejoy has served a dozen congregations as their interim pastor. He is also co-editor and contributing author of Biblical Hermeneutics: A Comprehensive Guide to Interpreting Scripture.

Nik Ripken
Occasional Professor

  • B.A., Georgetown College
  • M.Div., D. Min., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Occasional Lecturer at Southeastern since 2008

Nik Ripken is the world's leading expert on the persecuted church in Muslim contexts. He is a missions veteran of 25 years, having served primarily in North Africa and the Middle East. He is the author of many articles and, along with his wife, has done extensive research on the persecuted church, and on Muslim background believers, in approximately 60 countries.

Mark Zook
Occasional Professor

  • Co-Founder, Worldview Resource Group
  • Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Lancaster Bible College
  • Occasional Lecturer at Southeastern since 2005

Mark Zook is best known for his role in pioneering a church planting movement among the Mouk tribal people of Papua New Guinea, as featured in the best-selling EE-Taow! The Mouk Story and The Next Chapter. Zook learned the previously unwritten Mouk language, developed an extensive Bible-teaching curriculum in the Mouk language and trained Mouk believers for the ministry which has been documented in the videos. After 14 years of overseas service, Zook returned to the United States where he is now a consultant in church planting and chronological Bible teaching.

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