Randy L. Stinson was elected provost and vice president for academic administration at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary on February 27, 2019. 

Stinson previously served as senior vice president for academic administration and provost at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., as well as Basil Manly Jr. Professor of Leadership and Family Ministry. He is a recognized authority on the subject of biblical manhood and womanhood, and regularly speaks at conferences on the subjects of parenting, marriage and men’s leadership. 

Stinson completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of South Florida, his Master of Divinity at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., and his Master of Theology and Ph.D. at Southern Seminary. 

Before becoming the provost at Southern Seminary, Stinson served in other administrative roles for the institution, including dean of the School of Church Ministries. He is also a senior fellow for the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, research fellow for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, and active member of the Evangelical Theological Society. 

Stinson co-authored the book Stand Up! A Guide to Biblical Manhood and co-edited Trained in the Fear of God, and has contributed to various other titles as well. He was ordained for ministry at Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz, Fla., in 1990 and served in multiple churches in youth and pastoral ministry throughout the 1990s. 

Stinson has been married to his wife Danna since 1991. The couple has eight children—Gunnar, Georgia, Fisher, Eden, Payton, Spencer, Willa and Brewer.