Paul Akin is the dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry. Prior to this role, Akin served as team leader for new missionary sending at the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. He has lived and worked among Muslims in Africa and the Middle East, trained missionaries in the local church and seminary contexts, and served alongside missionary teams in more than 40 countries. A native of Dallas, Akin is married to Kari, with whom he has four children.
Only by God’s kind, saving, and sanctifying grace can anyone attain the characteristics, competencies, and commitments of a faithful missionary.
A missionary’s only hope is found in Christ and in his providential and sovereign work in the world.
Billions of people are being born, living their entire lives, and dying without ever hearing the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. This reality cannot be tolerable.
Jesus commissions his disciples to go and make disciples of all nations. That command necessitates focus on both peoples and also places.
Those who have been changed and shaped by the gospel cannot help but speak and share the gospel.