Southeastern announces two additions to faculty for Spring 2019

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Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is excited to announce that doctoral candidate Keelan Cook and alumnus Matt Rogers will be joining the faculty in the spring of 2019 to teach church planting and missiology.

“The most strategic thing we can do to address lostness in North America is to equip students to help the church embrace its missionary calling and to see its missionary opportunities,” said Keith Whitfield, vice president for academic affairs and dean of graduate studies at SEBTS.  

Rogers will be joining the faculty as a part-time assistant professor of church planting and coordinator of church planting and revitalization for the Lewis A. Drummond Center for Great Commission Studies (CGCS).

Rogers serves as pastor of The Church at Cherrydale, which he planted in 2009 in Greenville, South Carolina. He has also had opportunities to speak throughout the country on church planting, discipleship and missions. Rogers received his Master of Arts in counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and his Master of Divinity and Ph.D. in applied theology from SEBTS. Rogers and his wife, Sarah, have four children: Corrie, Avery, Hudson and Willa.

Keelan Cook, who leads the Peoples Next Door project and is a senior church consultant with the Union Baptist Association in Houston, Texas, will be joining the SEBTS faculty as a part-time instructor of North American missiology and as a coordinator of diaspora missions for the CGCS.

Cook has served with the International Mission Board in West Africa as a church planter and with the North American Mission Board as an ethno-graphic researcher in Washington, D.C. Cook earned his Master of Arts in Christian studies from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee and is currently working on his Ph.D. in missiology at SEBTS. Cook and his wife, Meredith, currently work and live in Houston, Texas.

“We are exciting about these two additions to the Southeastern faculty. Both of these men are great teachers and great field practitioners and will contribute greatly to the Great Commission vision and pulse of our school,” said Whitfield.   

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