Please Welcome Chuck Lawless to the Blog

I’m excited to announce the addition of Dr. Chuck Lawless to the blog team here at 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.

You can connect with Dr. Lawless on both Twitter and Facebook. His columns will begin next week and run on most Tuesdays.


  1. Stephen Drake says

    Dr. Rainer,
    The inclusion of Dr. Lawless is a wonderful addition to I know of no one who has a greater love for the Bride of Christ or is more capable to communicate with clarity the message and mission of God’s word in our day. He will reflect your heart regarding the substance and scholarship of church health as well as anyone I know. I commend you for this decision and look forward to reading his posts.

  2. Michael Cassity says

    Remember Dr. Lawless from my time at the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism at Southern Seminary. Glad he is on board to share his widom.

  3. says

    Welcome Dr. Lawless!
    Not only did Dr. Lawless equip and train me at Southern Seminary…he also took the time to Pastor me during a difficult time and challenge me to keep persevering as a Pastor. I am so thankful for his example and his Pastoral care.
    He will be a great addition to the Blog!

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