Meet Our President

Adam W. Greenway

“God can do more through you than you could ever imagine, if you will simply put yourself on the altar, and say, Yes, Lord.”

– Adam W. Greenway

Adam W. Greenway was elected as the ninth president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary on February 27, 2019.

A Southwesterner himself (M.Div., 2002), Greenway has intentionally built upon the rich legacy handed down to Southwestern Seminary by the hundreds of men and women who’ve served on Seminary Hill over more than one hundred years. 

His vision for Southwestern Seminary is the same as has been in place since the seminary’s founding: dedication to a high view of Scripture, commitment to the Baptist Faith and Message 2000, active pursuit of the Great Commission, and cooperation for the cause of the Gospel.

A native of Frostproof, Fla., Greenway is a 1998 graduate of Samford University who earned a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Seminary in 2002. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in Evangelism and Apologetics from Southern Seminary in 2007. In 2016, Greenway completed a Master of Nonprofit Administration degree at the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.

As a student on Seminary Hill, Greenway met his wife Carla. They have been married since 2003 and have two children, Wade and Caroline. Carla Greenway, a 2002 Master of Arts in Christian Education graduate of Southwestern Seminary, has served several Southern Baptist churches in children’s and family ministry roles, as well as in Christian school administration.

Adam W. Greenway is widely known in Southern Baptist circles as a committed evangelist, serious scholar, and proven administrator. Before being elected president of Southwestern, Greenway served as dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Under his leadership, the Billy Graham School experienced record enrollment. When he was appointed dean in 2013, the school had 1,381 total students, 501 of which were M.Div. students. At his departure, there were over 2,100 total students and nearly 1,000 M.Div. students.

It’s the most wonderful time of the academic year as we will be celebrating and commissioning 300+ graduates of @SWBTS and @TXBaptCollege tomorrow morning here at #SWBTSGraduation. I hope you will join us in MacGorman Chapel or online starting at 10am CT.

For those of us who view Roe v. Wade as a #SCOTUS decision along the same judicial thought lines as Plessy v. Ferguson, may the Dobbs case do in our time what Brown did in its time.👇🏻

Our @SWBTS Journal of Theology, under the very capable editorship of @davidsdockery, has announced its 2021 award recognitions of top books, with “A Theology of Paul and His Letters” by Douglas Moo being named the SWJT’s Book of the Year. Read more here.

As believers, we should pray regularly for SCOTUS, but especially so today as justices hear oral arguments in the Dobbs case. May our Lord grant the court wisdom as it considers this important abortion case that could result w/a decision for long-overdue justice for the unborn.

Read about how Southwesterners Ryan Johnson, @katshankss, @DavidClosson, and @GaylaParker are making a difference for the cause of Christ and advancing the gospel in the culture in this article from our latest Southwestern News magazine @SWBTS.

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