Dr. Adam Greenway has been unanimously elected the ninth president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, according to a release on the SWBTS website. He was also elected as a professor of evangelism and apologetics. In addition to Greenway, the board named Randy L. Stinson as provost and vice president for academic administration, also unanimously.
They affirmed the work of Dr. Jeffrey Bingham during the time he was interim president, an affirmation I would strongly affirm. I have spoken to many from the seminary who tell of the work he has done in providing stability and a positive environment at the school after the tumultuous times of recent years.
We thank Danny Roberts and the Search team for their work. I do not know Dr. Greenway personally, but I have heard nothing but wonderful things about him. At the risk of raising a point of controversy, a dean from Southern Seminary was elected unanimously by the trustees of Southwestern. This seems to be an affirmation of the search team’s fine work.
I believe that Dr. Greenway can chart a new course for Southwestern, respecting that which is good in its history but steering away from that which became toxic in recent years. He does not have an easy job but he will do his job well.