Visiting Faculty

A Quality Faculty

Southeastern is proud to have high-quality full-time faculty on staff as well as play host to visiting professors who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our school.

Tom Elliff

Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Prayer
BA, M.Div., D.Min.
Retired IMB President

After pastoring for forty-two years, Tom Elliff served the International Mission Board, first as Senior Vice President for Spiritual Nurture and Church Relations from 2005-2009, then as President from 2011-2014. Tom served pastorates in Arkansas, Texas, Colorado and Oklahoma and as an IMB missionary in Zimbabwe. Tom also served as president of the SBC Pastor's Conference and two terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Photo: Dr. Tom Eliff speaking in Binkley Chapel


Professor of Evangelism and Missions

B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.

Senior Pastor, The Summit (Durham)

J.D. Greear is the pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, NC and author of several books including Gaining by Losing: Why the Future Belongs to Churches That Send.


Photo: J.D. Greear speaking in Binkley Chapel



Professor of Missions Leadership
B.A., M.Div., DMin.
Executive Advisor to the President, International Mission Board, 1974-2016

With 41 years of missionary and leadership experience, Clyde Meador and his wife, Elaine, served as an IMB missionaries to Indonesia for 14 years, beginning in 1974. In 1987, Meador worked as mission administrator in Jakarta and, in 1989, he served in a leadership capacity with the Southern Asia and Itinerant Pacific Mission. From August 2010-March 2011, he served as the IMB’s interim president and has been a top advisor and vice president to three of the organization’s presidents, including David Platt. 


Photo: Dr. Clyde Meador "I am going to Prague"