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William T. Branch

William T. Branch

William T. Branch

Assistant Professor of Preaching and Bible
Undergraduate Chapel Coordinator for The College at Southeastern

Discipline: Preaching
Teaching Since: 2014
Area: Biblical Studies

Email: wbranch@sebts.edu
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Education

B.S., Lancaster Bible College
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
Ph.D in progress, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Bio

Professor William “Duce” Branch began studies at Philadelphia Biblical University (formerly Philadelphia College of Bible), eventually graduated from Lancaster Bible College and then went on to receive his Masters in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS). He went on to co-plant and co-pastor an urban church in North Philadelphia. Duce is also a Christian hip-hop artist who has recorded independently and as a founding member of The Cross Movement. He currently serves as a Ph.D. student here at SEBTS and assistant professor of preaching. Professor Branch is married to Dean Michelle Branch and they have four children.

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The Abstract of Principles has served as a guiding document since Southeastern’s founding. In April 2001, Trustees revised the institutional bylaws to include the 2000 revision of the Baptist Faith and Message along with the Abstract of Principles as the official articles of faith for the school. Since then, faculty have been asked to state in writing that these documents represent their personal beliefs without mental hesitation or reservation and they committed themselves to teach in accordance with and not contrary to these statements of faith.

In addition to the articles of faith, Southeastern further recognizes two documents that clarify beliefs on critical issues. The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy reflects Southeastern’s commitment to biblical authority. The Danvers Statement on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood addresses the issue of biblical manhood and womanhood. These documents serve as guidelines and affirmations of convictions and beliefs that are already expressed in Southeastern’s statement of faith. Members of the Faculty commit to teach in accordance with and not contrary to the doctrines expressed in these documents.

The faculty of Southeastern published the booklet, “Here we stand! This We Believe!” to introduce the statements of faith signed by the faculty and the affirmation statements endorsed by the faculty. The fifth document in the booklet is the Nashville Statement, which is not a formally recognized document of the school but expresses the position of the school on gender and sexuality.