Faculty Q & A with Allan Moseley
CHRIS MARTIN | January 19, 2017
Q: Tell us about yourself.
A: An Alabamian by birth, I attended Samford University, then New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary for an M.Div. and a Ph.D. in Old Testament and Hebrew. I started pastoring before the M.Div. was finished, and pastored three churches over 15 years before coming to SEBTS.
My wife and I have been married for 35 years. Our children are 33, 31, and 21. The older two are married, and we have five grandchildren. More than anything else in my life, I am proud of my children and daughters-in-law who are living for Christ faithfully.
Q: How did you come to SEBTS?
A: I began teaching at SEBTS adjunctively, and I began working full-time in 1996 when I came to be the Vice President for Student Services/Dean of Students and to teach Old Testament and Hebrew.
Q: When people ask you, “What do you do at Southeastern,” what is your response?
A: I teach courses in Old Testament and Hebrew, and I also teach Hermeneutics and a Doctor of Ministry seminar on expository preaching.
Q: On what are you currently working?
Some other SEBTS professors and I are producing a book on pastoral leadership. I’m writing the chapters on preaching and church discipline. Ken Coley is our editor. I am also writing books on Proverbs, exposition of the Old Testament, and a Christian interpretation of Old Testament law.
5. What have you been reading recently?
A: Last year I finished a book on Leviticus in the “Christ-Centered Exposition” series of commentaries. I also wrote the leaders’ guide for a Lifeway Bible study on lessons in Genesis.
Q: When you get home from work, what do you look forward to doing?
A: I love to spend time with family. For the last 10 years, all my free time has been dominated by pastoring the most wonderful church in the world – Christ Baptist Church in north Raleigh. I have recently resigned so the church can call a full-time pastor, but we will remain in the church. I also love to fish, though I don’t do it often, and I play golf a few times per year with guys in the church.
Q: Who are your role models?
A: Adrian Rogers was a role model for me and Paige Patterson taught me a lot about relating to people and leading. Danny Akin is a great model of diligence and discipline.
Q. What has God been teaching you lately?
A: God has been impressing on me that all I am and all I have is by his grace. In God’s presence lately I have felt deeply my own unworthiness and his great mercy. As John Newton put it, “I know two things: that I am a great sinner and that Christ is a great Savior.”
Q: Where are some of your former students?
A: All over the world! That’s one of the great joys of being part of the Southeastern family. Both students and faculty get to know people who in a few years will be in virtually every corner of the earth.
Q: When a student completes your class, what do you want him or her to walk away with at the end of the semester?
A: I want students to have greater knowledge of the subject matter – the Old Testament. In addition, I want them to develop a love of learning that will last throughout their lives, because I want them to be life-long students of God’s Word, never satisfied with their knowledge of God’s Word, their obedience to it or their walk with God.
Q: We always say that every classroom at SEBTS is a Great Commission classroom. What does that look like for your class?
A: My desire is for students to understand the universal scope of God’s work and his desire for all the nations to know and worship him. I also want students to see that God’s salvation plan included all the nations from the beginning and throughout the Old Testament.