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 is impossible for repentance and faith foreseen to be the ground of election because both repentance and faith are themselves graces flowing from election.”
—B.H. Carroll, founder and first president of @SWBTS #PointToPonder

“The SBC must not be unclear about our theological convictions and the ground of our cooperation. We cannot afford to be. Attempts to deny the issue will not work. Right now, Southern Baptists will decide if we will redefine the doctrine of the SBC.”👇🏻 https://albertmohler.com/2021/05/10/women-pastors-women-preachers-and-the-looming-test-of-the-southern-baptist-convention

Probably not, since by B.H. Carroll’s own testimony he was unregenerate during the Civil War years. See “My Infidelity and What Became of It,” contained in this volume: https://seminaryhillpress.com/product/the-b-h-carroll-pulpit/

#HappyMothersDay to the mother of our children, Carla, who is God’s gift to our family and a Proverbs 31 woman. This photo was taken this afternoon, right after she had schooled us all in kickball.

So grateful God brought you and your family home to the Dome, @bskaug. And one thing’s for sure: the best is yet to come for @scarboroughlion!