I’m excited to announce the addition of Dr. Chuck Lawless to the blog team here at ThomRainer.com. Several of my readers likely know of Dr. Lawless through his various academic and missions tenures over the years, but for those not familiar with him, here is a short bio:
Dr. Lawless currently serves as Professor of Evangelism and Missions and Dean of Graduate Studies at Southeastern Seminary, in addition to serving as Global Theological Education Consultant for the International Mission Board where he previously served as a Vice-President for Global Theological Advance. Prior to that, he was dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism at Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY, where he also served as Vice President for Academic Programming and the Director of Professional Doctoral Studies.
Dr. Lawless pastored two Ohio churches prior to joining the Southern Seminary faculty in 1996. He received a B.S. degree from Cumberland College (now the University of the Cumberlands) and M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees from Southern Seminary. He and his wife Pam reside in Wake Forest, NC.
He is the author of eight works, including Membership Matters, Spiritual Warfare, Discipled Warriors, Putting on the Armor, Serving in Your Church Prayer Ministry, and Mentor. He has contributed articles to multiple periodicals, written Sunday School curriculum for LifeWay, and led conferences on spiritual warfare, healthy church growth, leadership, evangelism and discipleship, and prayer.