Kody Gibson – Director of Admissions – kcgibson@sbts.edu

kgibsonKody Gibson is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University, and received his Masters of Divinity in Christian Ministry from Southern Seminary. Originally from Edmond, OK, he now lives in Louisville with his wife, Juli, and daughter, Liv. He is a member at Sojourn Community Church’s Midtown Campus. Outside of the Admissions Office, Kody enjoys spending time with his family, eating at Louisville’s many great restaurants, and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals, Oklahoma Sooners, and Oklahoma City Thunder. Follow Kody on Twitter at @KodyGibby.


Brett Middleton – Associate Director of Admissions bmiddleton@sbts.edu

bmiddletonBrett Middleton is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma and is currently working on finishing his M.Div in Christian Ministry at Southern Seminary. Born in Wichita, KS and raised in Edmond, OK, he now resides in Louisville, KY with his wife, Sarah. They are members of Immanuel Baptist Church, where they get to teach four year olds in a Sunday school class. While he is away from work and study, Brett enjoys supporting the Kansas Jayhawks and Oklahoma City Thunder. Follow Brett on Twitter at @bmiddleton5.


Ed Stucky – Associate Director of Recruiting and Special Projects –estucky@sbts.edu

estuckyEd Stucky received his B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies from Boyce College, and received his Masters of Divinity in Applied Apologetics from the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry at Southern Seminary. He pastors New Salem Baptist Church in Louisville. Ed is finishing his M.A. in Biblical Counseling from the School of Theology and is finished with course work and in the writing stage of his Doctorate in Missions and Evangelism at Southern Seminary. Follow Ed on Twitter at @thestuckyman.



Joseph Dicks- Admissions Counselor –jdicks@sbts.edu

josephJoseph Dicks is a proud native of Lexington, Kentucky and although he enjoys living in Louisville is very vocal in his affection for University of Kentucky athletics. He came to Louisville in 2013 on a job transfer and also to pursue a Master of Divinity in pastoral studies at one of the best schools in the country, Southern Seminary. Before joining the admissions team, Joseph worked in academic administration at Boyce the College at Southern. He enjoys connecting with young people in the hope of reaching the local community for Christ. Joseph currently serves with Louisville Rescue Mission, Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Louisville, and with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Follow Joseph on Twitter at @NotTheAvgJo.

Andrew King – Admissions Counselor aking@sbts.edu

akingAndrew is a graduate of Mississippi State University, and received an M.Div from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Originally from Bradenton, FL, he now lives in Louisville with his wife, Lauren, and daughter, Naomi. He is currently a Ph.D. student in the Old Testament department under the supervision of Dr. Duane Garrett. He is a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. Follow Andrew on Twitter at @aking443.



Michael Wellman – Admissions Counselor – mwellman@sbts.edu

mwellmanMichael was born and raised in the beautiful blue grass state of Kentucky. He received his B.A. from Clear Creek Baptist Bible College and is currently pursuing his M.Div. at Southern Seminary with a concentration in Biblical Spirituality. Michael is the husband of Chandra and they have the three most amazing children in the world, James, Caedmon and Thea. They are currently members of Clifton Baptist Church. Michael is passionate about reaching the nations with the Gospel and providing theological education to pastors with little or no access to training. Follow Michael on Twitter at @endwellman.


Jessica Gardner – Enrollment Specialist – jessicagardner@sbts.edu

jgardnerJessica comes to Southern Seminary from Cape Girardeau, MO. She is a proud Cedarville University alumna and joined the Southern Seminary staff in 2010. Jessica has served in multiple roles within the institution but found her rightful home in admissions in 2011. Ever since she has been setting a standard of excellence in multiple functions within the office including recruiting, administration, and serving prospective students.