Paul M. Akin


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Dr. Paul Akin was appointed Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Administration of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in June 2022. He also serves as Associate Professor of Christian Missions. Prior to coming to SBTS, Dr. Akin worked for the International Mission Board as Team Leader for New Missionary Sending. Dr. Akin is a member at Highview Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He is married to Kari, and they have four children.

Articles and Publications

When you proclaim the gospel, use words

10 reasons every pastor should care about missions

15 things every (faithful) missionary needs

Speaking and Teaching

What Does It Really Mean to Follow Jesus?

The Great Disconnect


In this podcast, Dr. Paul Akin interviews many Christians around the world for God’s kingdom to bring news to us of what is happening where they are and how we can pray for them.

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