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Seminary President to Bring ‘Defending the Faith’ Lecture to NGU

Posted on: March 15, 2021
By LaVerne Howell,

Tigerville, SC (March 11, 2020) The North Greenville University College of Christian Studies will be present its annual Lectureship in Theology and Culture on Tues., March 24, at 7 p.m. in Hamlin Recital Hall on the Tigerville Campus. Dr. Jamie Dew, president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, will be presenting a lecture “Defending the Faith and Winning Hearts.” He will explore the ways to engage skeptics effectively and winsomely, without making the typical mistakes that apologists make.

“Dr. Dew has a scholar’s mind, a pastor’s heart, and a servant’s perspective,” said Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Professor for the College of Christian Studies and Lecture Coordinator Dr. Jeff Rankin. “His powerful integration of apologetics and compassion, reflected in the call of his new presidency at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary to ‘take up the towel and the basin and follow Jesus’ example of serving others,’ will humble and challenge all who seek to engage culture for the cause of Christ and his kingdom.”

Dew was elected New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s (NOBTS) ninth president on June 5, 2019, by a unanimous vote of the NOBTS board of trustees.

His academic credentials include two Doctor of Philosophy degrees—a Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy from the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK. His Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry is from SEBTS, and his Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies is from Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa, GA.  He is also a widely published author.

Before NOBTS, Dew served as vice president of undergraduate studies and distance learning and associate professor of philosophy and the history of ideas at SEBTS.

While at Southeastern, he served as senior pastor of Stony Hill Baptist Church, Wake Forest, NC, for eight years and in a variety of church ministry positions including minister to adults, youth minister, and interim pastor.

Married for eighteen years, Dew and his wife Tara are the parents of two sets of twins – Natalie and Nathan (12) and Samantha and Samuel (9).

The lecture is free of charge and open to the public.

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