Charles Edward Lawless, Jr.

Charles Edward Lawless, Jr.

Charles Edward Lawless, Jr.

Professor of Evangelism and Missions
Dean of Doctoral Studies
Vice President for Spiritual Formation and Ministry Centers
Richard & Gina Headrick Chair of World Missions

Discipline: Evangelism
Teaching Since: 2012
Area: Ministry Studies
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B.S., Cumberland College
M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary



In addition to his duties at Southeastern, Dr. Lawless also serves as Team Leader for Theological Education Strategists for the International Mission Board. He previously served as a Vice-President for Global Theological Advance for the IMB. Prior to that, he was dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism at Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY, where he also served as Vice President for Academic Programming and the Director of Professional Doctoral Studies.

Dr. Lawless served as pastor of two Ohio churches prior to joining the Southern Seminary faculty in 1996. He and his wife Pam reside in Wake Forest, NC.