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Ken Keathley serves as Director of the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture and Professor of Theology at Southeastern. He holds a B.A. in Bible from Tennessee Temple University, a M.N.S. in Mathematics from Southeast Missouri State University, and both an M.Div. and Ph.D. in Theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
A native Missourian, Ken accepted Christ at the age of 17 as the result of attending a revival service, and was called to preach the night he was saved. He has served as Youth Pastor, Interim Pastor or Senior Pastor of churches in Missouri, the Carolinas, Virginia and Louisiana. Before coming to Southeastern to teach, he served two years at Midwestern Baptist Seminary and almost six years New Orleans Baptist Seminary as both an administrator and professor.
Ken has several published articles and books, the most recent of which is Salvation and Sovereignty: A Molinist Approach. He is also a regular contributor to Southeastern's online journal, Between the Times. A complete list of his publications can be found here.
Ken and his wife Penny have been married since 1980, live in Wake Forest, NC and are members of Christ Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC. They have a son and daughter, both married, and two grandchildren.