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Seminary Adds Three Professors to Faculty

In the fall of 2020, President R. Albert Mohler Jr. appointed three new professors to the faculty of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.


Scott Connell

was appointed as professor of church music and worship. He also serves as pastor of worship and communications at historic First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Florida. Connell is a face familiar to the Southern Seminary family, having obtained a PhD in christian worship at Southern and serving as associate professor of music and worship leadership for eight years at the seminary. Scott and his wife, Mary, have seven children.

“I am really glad that Scott Connell is rejoining the Southern Seminary music and biblical worship faculty. He is a fine professor, an excellent musician, and a skilled minister and worship leader. His experience in the local church is invaluable, and his heart for ministry and music is infectious,” said Mohler.

Bradley Green

was appointed to serve as professor of philosophy and theology. Green holds an MDiv from Southern Seminary and a PhD from Baylor University and is the author of several books, including Augustine of Hippo: His Life and Impact (Christian Focus, 2020), Covenant and Commandment: Works, Obedience, and Faithfulness in the Christian Life (IVP Academic, 2014).

Green will also continue as professor of theological studies at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, where he’s served since 1998. Green and his wife, Dianne, helped found Augustine School, a Christian liberal arts school in Jackson. The Greens have three children.

Mohler said, “Brad Green combines a first-rate Christian mind with years of proven experience in the classroom. He is a true Christian scholar and professor who sees his teaching role as ministry. His scholarship is a great gift to the church.”

John Henderson

(PhD, University of North Texas) was appointed as associate professor of biblical counseling. He also currently serves as an associate pastor at University Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas, primarily overseeing the counseling, equipping, and family ministries.

Previously, John served as associate pastor at Del Ray Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia as well as a counseling pastor at Denton Bible Church in Denton, Texas. He is a board member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition and also serves on the board of the Association of Biblical Counselors. He is author of Catching Foxes: A Gospel-Guided Journey to Marriage (P&R, 2018), a book for marriage preparation. John and his wife, Ruth, have five children.

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