Jeff Struecker

Jeff Struecker

Jeff Struecker

Assistant Professor of Christian Leadership

Teaching Since: 2017
Area: Ministry Studies
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B.A. Troy University
M.Div. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary


Dr. Struecker served as a chaplain in many Airborne and Ranger units before retiring from the US Army in 2011. He was inducted into the US Army Ranger Hall of Fame in 2017. He has been deployed to combat in Panama, Kuwait, Somalia, and many tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq.  He holds many decorations and recognitions for his military service, including the Bronze Star Medal with “V” Device for valor.  He has attended many professional military schools and has received many badges to recognize his specialized military training as an Infantryman, a Paratrooper, a Ranger and a Chaplain.
Dr. Struecker has served churches in many different positions.  He has previously served as youth pastor and associate pastor. 
Dr. Struecker is married to his high school sweetheart, Dawn. They have five children and one grandchild.  He has numerous honorary and earned degrees


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.