Daniel L. Akin

Senior Professor of Preaching and Theology
Ed Young, Sr. Chair of Preaching


Dr. Akin is the sixth president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and has been serving in the role since 2004. Known as an advocate for international missions and expository preaching, he also has a reputation as a faithful husband and father and genuine man of God. Akin and his wife Charlotte have four sons, four daughters-in-law, and 14 grandchildren.


B.A., Criswell College
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington
Faculty, Dean of Students, Vice President for Students, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1992-96
Academic, Dean, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1996-2004