Ian Buntain

Associate Professor of Missions; Director of the World Missions Center

Ian Buntain





D.Min., Gateway Baptist Theological Seminary
M.Div., Gateway Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A., Southwest Baptist University

Dr. Buntain serves as director of the World Missions Center and associate professor of missions. Born and raised in Canada, Ian is a product of Southern Baptist missions. For the past 37 years, he has served as pastor, church planter, mission strategist, and seminary lecturer with the North American Baptist Mission Board and the International Mission Board. He has also served as the vice president of the Canadian National Baptist Convention, and as a board member for both the Malaysian Baptist Theological Seminary and the Singapore Baptist Seminary.  Additionally, he established and led the Theological Training Initiative among East Asian Peoples and has taught cross-cultural evangelism and church planting in North and South America as well as in South, East, and Southeast Asia.

Ian’s deepest joy is found in the training and mentoring of men and women who feel called to live and serve in places of deepest gospel poverty and who are committed to reproducible missiological principles that are deeply rooted in Scripture.

He is married to Sherri, they have three children and seven grandchildren. Previously they served in Singapore, where Ian served as Lead Teaching Pastor of Grace Baptist Church.

We've been looking forward to this day all summer. There's nothing quite like the hustle and bustle of the first day of classes.

What are you most looking forward to this semester?

Three days of activities, orientations, introductions, and fun and games filled the #SWBTS and @TXBaptCollege official kickoff of the new academic year with New Student Orientation, August 10-12, as new students prepared for the new academic year.

Here at #SWBTS, we are committed to training even the smallest of Southwesterners. That starts with the Southwestern Music Academy through @SWBTSMusic.

You can register your child for one of the many music classes offered this semester at http://swbts.edu/sma.

What better way to beat the Texas heat than a friendly game of Slip-n-Slide Kickball?

We think it's safe to say this semester is going to be a good one!

As we begin the final day of New Student Orientation, we are so excited to see how the Lord uses each of these students during their time on Seminary Hill.