Steven P. Wade

Steven P. Wade

Steven P. Wade

Professor of Pastoral Theology

Discipline: Pastoral Ministry
Teaching Since: 2004
Area: Ministry Studies
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B.A., Anderson College
M.Div., Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary 


Dr. Wade is married to Jenny and they have four children, Caleb 17, Sarah 13, Lydia 12 and Anna 9. In addition to serving as Professor of Pastoral Theology at Southeastern, he serves as the Lead Pastor of Faith Baptist Church, Youngsville, NC. Dr. Wade earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Anderson College, the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In his spare time he loves working on the family’s hobby farm raising animals and enjoying the outdoors.




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.