Three new professors join Graham School faculty

Communications Staff — September 20, 2007

Students in the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth are benefiting from the teaching of three new professors, and all are alumni of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Chuck Lawless, dean of the Graham School, said the appointment of Paul Chitwood, Adam Greenway and Bill Henard has strengthened the school’s faculty. Chitwood and Henard each serve as assistant professor of evangelism and church growth, while Greenway serves as instructor in evangelism, church growth and applied apologetics and associate director of professional doctoral studies.

“Dr. Chitwood and Dr. Henard bring together the worlds of academia and practical ministry,” Lawless said. “They are what a seminary professor should be–academically qualified, godly men with a proven track record in ministry and an obvious love for and commitment to our denomination. I am honored to have them on our Graham School team.

“Adam Greenway is a uniquely gifted scholar and administrator whose heart beats for evangelistic, healthy church growth. I have no doubt that he will be—through his writings and speaking—a voice for Southern Baptists and for evangelicals in the years to come.”

Chitwood serves as senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Mount Washington, Ky. He is the immediate past president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention and also serves as chairman of the Mission Personnel Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board. A native of Jellico, Tenn., Chitwood and his wife Michelle have three children. Chitwood received both his master of divinity and Ph.D. from Southern.

“I count serving at SBTS to be one of the greatest privileges of my life and ministry,” Chitwood said. “I am a two-time graduate of Southern and, honestly, would not have dreamed of God giving me the opportunity to teach at Southern. As the pastor of local churches for the past 14 years, I have come to see some of the `gaps’ in my theological training. I hope to use my past and ongoing experience to help better prepare students for their ministries in the local church and challenge them to consider the mission field beyond North America.”

Henard, a Knoxville, Tenn., native, has served for the past eight years as senior pastor of Porter Memorial Church in Lexington, Ky. He is also chairman of the board of trustees for LifeWay Christian Resources. In 2001-2002, Henard served on the Committee on Nominations for the SBC and for three years has been chairman of the administrative committee for the mission board of the KBC.

In 2008, Henard will publish his first book, E3: Evangelicals Engaging Emergent, and he is editing another book. Henard and wife Judy have been married for 31 years, have three children and two grandchildren. Henard received a master of divinity and doctor of ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from Southern Seminary.

“I am greatly honored and overwhelmed at the opportunity to teach at Southern,” Henard said. “My life has been personally impacted by many of the professors, and I count it an honor to serve alongside of them. My hope is to instill a passion for evangelism in the lives of students, regardless of their vocational direction. It is my goal to make my classes academically stimulating, but practical and applicable to daily life and ministry.”

Greenway presently serves as interim pastor of The Baptist Church at Andover in Lexington, Ky., a congregation for which he served as senior pastor since 2002 before joining Southern’s faculty. A native of Frostproof, Fla., Greenway serves as a trustee of LifeWay Christian Resources and as vice-chairman of the KBC’s Committee on Nominations. Greenway and wife Carla have been married since 2003.
Greenway received his master of divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and will graduate with a Ph.D. from Southern in December.

“I am honored and humbled to have been extended the privilege of teaching at Southern Seminary, and pray that God will use me to instill a passion for our Lord, His Church, and the Great Commission in the students I teach,” Greenway said. “Pouring yourself into the church or the mission field is still a high and holy calling, despite the difficulties one will inevitably face.”

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