Justin Hiester

Assistant Professor of Missions and Islamic Studies
Director of Scarborough Missions

Justin Hiester


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Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2016; M.Div., Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary, Amman, Jordan, 2007; Certificate of Graduation, Kelsey Arabic Language School Amman, Jordan, 2004; Distinguished Graduate, United States Air Force Squadron Officer School, Montgomery, AL, 1997; BS in Meteorology, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, 1992

For approximately ten years Justin Hiester served as a United States Air Force pilot (USAF). Justin spent the latter half of his USAF service commitment in the Middle East (ME) where the Lord introduced him to the Arab people. This unique experience led Justin and his family to live and minister to the Arab people in the ME for eight more years. The last four years Justin has helped lead the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) to train churches how to reach Muslims.

Justin feels called to not only personally make a difference for Christ among Muslim peoples, but also to devote himself to training others who are also called towards Missions or Islamic Studies. In particular, Justin desires to develop biblically sound missiological practices, mentor people in cross-cultural evangelism, teach the Arabic language, and study Islamic theology for the purpose of equipping Christians to effectively interact with Muslims’ beliefs.

Justin is married to Cindy, and they have three children: Samuel, Hannah, and Caleb. They are active members of Southcliff Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas.

They may not be in Japan for the #Olympics2021, but that has not stopped these Southwesterners from partnering with @IMB_SBC to virtually engage the people of Japan. Read this article about how Mobilize Japan has found creative ways to evangelize. https://www.imb.org/2021/07/27/olympic-kick-off-takes-place-virtually/?fbclid=IwAR02eZRa86I-bI_go6zeXn49fZVpLCrrziGSycO3YHeZPdVv9FWhW0SC9Y4

CAMPUS UPDATE: The @SWBTSPolice Administration Building has a new home in the building formerly known as the Welcome Center on James Ave. https://swbts.edu/campus-life/offices/swbts-police/

Enrollment for the Southwestern Music Academy is now open for Fall 2021! This semester @SWBTSMusic will bring back the Children's Choir and add a Chime Ensemble. To see more information on class schedules as well as a list of teachers and tuition, visit: http://swbts.edu/sma

There are only 3 weeks left to sign up for Fall classes! With online, on campus, and 8-week courses, you have the freedom to customize your schedule. Register today and take one step closer to finishing your degree. http://swbts.edu/register

This week on the Hill, meet one of our new faculty members, see our COVID-19 reminders and register your child for Southwestern Music Academy starting soon. https://swbts.edu/news/faculty-spotlight-covid-19-reminders-and-more/