Dean Sieberhagen

Dean Sieberhagen

Interim Dean of the Roy J. Fish School of Evangelism and Missions

Associate Professor of Islamic Studies

Charles F. Stanley Chair for the Advancement of Global Christianity




  • Ph.D., University of South Africa, 2013
  • M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2001
  • post-graduate Diploma in Education, 1986
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Rhodes University, 1985

Dr. Sieberhagen serves as interim dean of the Roy J. Fish School of Evangelism and Missions, associate professor of Islamic studies. Prior to his service at Southwestern, Dr. Sieberhagen was an IMB missionary in central Asia for over a decade. He is passionate about training others to reach the unreached peoples of the world with the gospel.

Dr. Sieberhagen has contributed a chapter on “Church and Culture” for a forthcoming book on Church Revitalization. Dr. Sieberhagen is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and has presented at the national conference. He has contributed book reviews for the Southwestern Journal of Theology, and he contributes regular blog posts to “Theological Matters” on the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s website.

Dr. Sieberhagen and his family are members of Hulen Street Church. He was and remains an active sportsman, having played soccer, rugby, tennis, cricket and golf at a competitive level.

Meet Dean Sieberhagen

“I think any role we play as professors here is way beyond the classroom,” Sieberhagen explains. “I think it’s a life calling. This is not a job.”

For Sieberhagen, part of his calling to serve at Southwestern is seeing “every student I have [as] an opportunity to disciple somebody and to see how it can help them in their call to ministry, specifically missions.”

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