Justin A. Irving

Duke K. McCall Chair of Christian Leadership; Professor of Leadership; Chair, Department of Leadership and Discipleship; Director, Doctor of Education Program

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Dr. Justin Irving serves as the Duke K. McCall Professor of Leadership, Chair of the Department of Leadership and Discipleship, and Director of the Ed.D. program at Southern Seminary. Prior to coming to Southern, Dr. Irving served for twenty years at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota in both faculty and administrative positions. Dr. Irving is a member at Sojourn Church Midtown in Louisville, Kentucky. He is married to Tasha, and they have five children.


Healthy Leadership for Thriving Organizations: Creating Contexts Where People Flourish (Baker Academic, 2023)

Leadership in Christian Perspective: Biblical Foundations and Contemporary Practices for Servant Leaders, Co-authored by Mark L. Strauss (Baker Academic, 2019)

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