the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Charles E. Lawless Jr.

Distinguished Professor of Evangelism and Church Growth (2011)

Dr. Lawless served as Dean of the Billy Graham School from 2005-2011 before becoming Vice President for Global Theological Advancement at the International Mission Board.  He now serves as Dean of Graduate Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and is President of The Lawless Group, a church and denominational consulting firm. Dr. Lawless has wide experience in church work, having served as pastor of two different congregations in Ohio. He has contributed articles to denominational periodicals and written Sunday School curriculum for LifeWay Christian Resources. Dr. Lawless is the author of several works, including Spiritual Warfare, Discipled Warriors, Serving in Your Church Prayer Ministry, Membership Matters, and Putting on the Armor. He is a member of the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education, the Evangelical Missiological Society, the Evangelical Theological Society, and the Great Commission Research Network.

Charles E. Lawless Jr.

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B.S., Cumberland College; M.Div., Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.