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SBTS Adds Colin McCulloch to Faculty, Strengthens Biblical Counseling Program

Travis Hearne — May 30, 2024

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Colin McCulloch as Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling and Practical Theology. The biblical counseling program has continued to grow because students see it as a vital tool for applying Scripture to the complex problems people face. McCulloch joins the Southern Seminary faculty with a rich background in pastoral care, counseling, and theological education, bringing both academic excellence and practical ministry experience to his new role.

“Colin McCulloch is truly and faithfully committed to biblical counseling and is animated by the joy of seeing those convictions and skills applied in personal counsel and learned by a new generation of students,” said R. Albert Mohler, Jr. “I am very thankful he has joined us at this strategic time.”

Jeremy Pierre, biblical counseling professor and Dean of the Billy Graham School, is excited to welcome McCulloch to the faculty.

“Dr. McCulloch is the right kind of biblical counselor—deeply committed to God’s Word and people,” Pierre said. “He is willing to face complexity in people’s troubles with an unshakeable confidence in Scripture to convey the love of God to them. Students will love the precision of his teaching and the compassion of his approach. I am confident that Dr. McCulloch will prove to be a key contributor not only at Southern Seminary but beyond in the field of biblical counseling and practical theology.”

“Southern Seminary has been proven to be a place where gospel ministers can go to receive an education that is not only theologically robust but also eminently practical,” McCulloch said. “I look forward to the opportunity to equip students to bring biblical truth to bear on every aspect of human experience. I have seen firsthand and benefited personally from the work that God is doing here to raise up a new generation of faithful men and women to labor in his church and to take the gospel to a lost and dying world. I’m thankful for the privilege to play a small part in contributing to this work.”

McCulloch earned his M.Div. (2016), ThM (2022), and PhD (2022) from Southern Seminary. He serves as Associate Pastor at Farmdale Baptist Church in Louisville, KY, and as a counselor at the Center for Biblical Living. McCulloch has also served in multiple academic roles and taught as an Adjunct Professor at Boyce College since 2021.

Southern Seminary is committed to equipping students for faithful service in ministry through comprehensive theological education and practical ministry training. The addition of Colin McCulloch to the faculty underscores the seminary’s dedication to these goals.

For more information about the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and its programs, please visit sbts.edu.

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