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Jacob Percy Named VP of Communications

Communications Staff — May 18, 2023

Jacob Percy has been appointed Vice President of Communications at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Percy has served for several years at Southern in a variety of assignments. Among other roles, he oversaw the opening of The Bookstore at Southern and contributed to its successful start.

Jon Austin, Senior Vice President of Institutional Administration, is eager to see Percy thrive in this new role.

“I’m excited and encouraged to see Jacob take this key leadership role,” Austin said. “I’ve had the privilege of working with Jacob in multiple capacities, and he has proved himself over and over as a faithful and strategic leader.”

Percy earned his BBA in 2016 from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, then completed his MDiv at Southern in 2019, he graduated with his PhD in systematic theology from SBTS this May.

“I am very grateful for the opportunity to continue to be a part of the Southern Seminary and Boyce College community and serve in this role,” Percy said. “It is exciting to be a part of telling the story of the work God is doing here at Southern Seminary and Boyce College. I have experienced the immense value of the training, preparation, and formation that happens here, and I am excited to do all I can to invite others to come participate as well.”

Austin believes Percy will bring the right energy and experience to the Communications office.

“Jacob understands the vision of Southern Seminary and Boyce College,” Austin said. “He will lead his team in telling the institution’s story in new and compelling ways. Jacob brings energy and excellence to his work, he works well across the campus, and he’s the right person to help advance the institution’s mission through this department.”

Southern Seminary president R. Albert Mohler, Jr. called Percy “one of the outstanding leaders of his generation.” Mohler continued: “Jacob Percy has excelled at every assignment given him. I look forward to great strides in our communications program under his leadership. I am very thankful for his commitment to Southern Seminary and Boyce College.”

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