BREAKING: SWBTS poised to elect Dr. Adam Greenway as ninth president


Dr. Adam Greenway, dean of the Billy Graham School of Evangelism, Missions, and Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and current chairman of the SBC Committee on Order of Business, has been recommended to the board of trustees of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary to serve as the school’s ninth president. The trustees have been summoned to the Fort Worth campus on Feb. 26-27 to vote on Greenway’s nomination. If elected, Greenway, 41, will become the youngest president in the school’s history.

Greenway, a native Floridian, is a 1998 graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. He received his masters of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2002) and a doctorate of philosophy from Southern (2007). He also holds a masters in nonprofit administration from the University of Notre Dame and is a certified parliamentarian.

At 33, Greenway became the youngest president in the history of the Kentucky Baptist Convention. He served as a trustee of Lifeway Christian Resources, including two terms as chairman. Last year, Greenway led the SBC Evangelism Task Force after the resignation of Paige Patterson from the committee. Patterson was terminated by Southwestern trustees on May 30, 2018.

In 2003, Greenway married the former Carla Peppers, an Atlanta native. They have two children, Wade (9) and Caroline (3). The Greenways will live on campus in the seminary’s presidential home.

Watch Greenway’s sermon, entitled “A Full Gospel Ministry,” preached at Southern Seminary’s 2013 Heritage Week: