The Lewis A. Drummond Center for Great Commission Studies (CGCS) is the hub of Southeastern's Great Commission efforts, helping develop students and faculty members who are Great Commission servants of their local churches. The CGCS serves the Southeastern community in four major areas: academics, research, mobilization, and convention relationships.
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary seeks to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission.
|Bruce Riley Ashford
Provost and Dean of Faculty
Associate Professor of Theology and Culture
Fellow for the Bush Center for Faith and Culture
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 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.
Associate Vice President of Project Development
Fletcher Professor of Missions
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.
Assistant Professor of Missions and Islamic Studies
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.
Professor of Missions
Associate Dean of Proclamation Studies
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.
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 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 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.