John D. Massey

Dean of the Roy J. Fish School of Evangelism and Missions
Associate Professor of Missions

John D. Massey


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Ph.D. (Systematic Theology with Minor in New Testament), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, 2000, Dissertation: "Solidarity in Sin: An Analysis of the Corporate Conceptions of Sin in the Theologies of Augustus Hopkins Strong and Walter Rauschenbusch."; M.Div., Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, Memphis, Tennessee, 1994; B.A. (Political Science), Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, 1988


Dr. Massey serves as the Dean of the Roy Fish School of Evangelism and Missions and Associate Professor of Missions. Prior to his service at Southwestern through his appointment with the International Missions Board, he taught and lectured at several seminaries in Southeast Asia.

Dr. Massey is a contributor and co-editor of Making Disciples of All Nations: A History of Southern Baptist Missions (Kregel, 2021). He is also co-author of the forthcoming work on Theology and the Global Church (B&H Academic, 2022). He has contributed to several works on missiology including Missiology: An Introduction to the Foundations, History, and Strategies of World Missions, 2nd Ed. (B&H Academic, 2015); and World Mission: Theology, Strategy, and Current Issues (Lexham, 2019). Additionally, he has contributed articles to various journals, including the Southwestern Journal of Theology.

Dr. Massey is married to his wife, Vanessa. Dr. Massey enjoys playing with his two German Shepherds, long walks outdoors, reading, and watching Mississippi State football.

Select Publications:

  • Co-editor, Making Disciples of All Nations: A History of Southern Baptist Missions (Kregel, 2021).  

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