the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Brian C. Richardson

Basil Manly Jr. Professor of Leadership and Discipleship (1996); Chair, Department of Leadership and Discipleship

Dr. Richardson has served in educational church staff positions, as senior pastor, and a nationally known convention speaker. For 24 years he was Professor of Bible, Christian Education and Youth at Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee, where he also served as Chairman of the Ancient Languages, Biblical Studies, and Philosophy Division. Dr. Richardson has served as president of the North American Professors of Christian Education and serves on the Board of the Youth Ministry Educators’ Forum. He has contributed to the following books; Christian Education: Foundations for the Future, How To Have Real Conversation With Your Teens, Transforming Youth Ministry, The Dictionary of Christian Education, Theological and Historical Foundations for Family Ministry, and has written curriculum materials for youth and adults. Dr. Richardson has been listed in “Who’s Who in American Education,” “Who’s Who in Religion,” and “Outstanding Educators in America.”

Brian C. Richardson

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B.A., Campbell University; M.A., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Additional Studies: Chattanooga State University; The University of Tennessee College of Medicine
That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.