Dockery to assume theologian-in-residence role at Southwestern Seminary

Trinity CommunicationsAugust 28, 2019

FORT WORTH, Texas — Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary announced the appointment Tuesday of former Trinity International University president David S. Dockery to its faculty, with the title theologian-in-residence.

Dockery also will serve as a special adviser to Southwestern president Adam W. Greenway.

“Over their past five years at Trinity, David and Lanese Dockery have given generously of their time, treasures and talents,” Trinity president Nicholas Perrin said. “David’s inimitable blend of leadership skills will be greatly missed.”

When the Board of Regents elected Perrin as the 16th president of TIU in June, they also appointed Dockery to the honorary position of chancellor, a role which he will hold indefinitely. He also holds the honorary title president emeritus at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, where he served as president for 18 years before his time in Deerfield.

Dockery earned his master of divinity degree from Southwestern and the institution named him a distinguished alumnus in 2002. He says his studies at Southwestern shaped much of his early understanding of theology.

“This step in Southwestern’s direction, in some ways, brings us back full circle,” Dockery said. “I will likely teach a class each year and will do work in the area of Baptist theology, history and heritage, which will involve a variety of projects, including a multivolume theology project.”

“We wish David and Lanese God’s deepest blessing as he begins this new chapter of his career,” Perrin said.

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