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


Kody 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.

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

brett middletonBrett 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.


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

20140827_5223Ed 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.


Jeff Strickland- Admissions Counselor –jstrickland@sbts.edu

jeff stricklandJeff Strickland is a graduate of Taylor University, and received his M.Div. in Christian Ministry from Southern Seminary. Raised as a hoosier in Crawfordsville, IN (with an impeccable jumpshot to prove it), he now resides in Louisville with his wife, Stephanie, and his son, Carson Nolan. Jeff is a member at Sojourn Community Church and is currently a Ph.D. student in Biblical Spirituality. Rare is the occasion when Jeff doesn’t have a baseball glove on his person, or a golf bag in his car.


Andrew King – Admissions Counselor aking@sbts.edu

20140827_5301Andrew 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.


Michael Wellman – Admissions Counselor – mwellman@sbts.edu

michael wellmanMichael 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.

Jessica Gardner – Enrollment Specialist – jessicagardner@sbts.edu

Jessica GardnerJessica 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.