Southeastern welcomes new Director of Hispanic Leadership Development

Miguel Echevarria has joined Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) as the new director of Hispanic leadership development and assistant professor of New Testament and Greek.

As part of the Global Theological Initiatives (GTI) team, Echevarria will further develop partnerships in Latin America where SEBTS invests in the theological education of leaders and work to encourage more Hispanics in America to pursue an education on campus at SEBTS.

“Dr. Echevarria possesses an incredible combination of academic and practical experience and knowledge that will enable us to move our Hispanic Leadership Development Initiative to new heights and possibilities,” said John Ewart, associate vice president of GTI.

A Miami native born to Cuban parents, Echevarria grew up speaking Spanish as his first language. He has previously served in higher education at the University of Mobile in Alabama. 

“I am anticipating exponential growth as he reaches out to serve the Hispanic community here in the U.S. as well as multiple new international partners,” Ewart added. “We are looking forward to moving creatively and aggressively forward with the highest levels of training specifically designed for the Spanish speaking church and believer.”

Echevarria holds a bachelor’s degree from Bellarmine University, a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in New Testament from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

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