The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has named Miles Mullin II as its next vice president and chief of staff. ERLC President Brent Leatherwood announced the decision Thursday (Jan. 26).
Mullin previously served as a leadership development strategist in the Missouri Baptist Convention’s church revitalization network. The ERLC’S board of trustees confirmed the recommendation with an unanimous vote during a special called meeting.
“Our mission calls us to assist our churches and it is from the service we render that we speak to the important issues of the day,” said Leatherwood, who was named ERLC president Sept. 13. “I can think of no one better than Miles Mullin, and the deep well of experience serving churches he draws from, to help us accomplish this vital work. His strengths in leadership and administration will enhance an already strong team at the ERLC.
“He has a deep appreciation for the role of healthy institutions in SBC life and the broader culture,” Leatherwood noted. “From his time supporting local churches, to the guidance he provided in academia, to his passion for developing leaders, Miles’ knowledge and expertise will help ensure [the ERLC] continues to bring a distinctively Baptist voice into the public square as it has for over a century.”
Prior to Mullin’s service at the MBC, he served as a professor and vice president at Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, and as associate professor of church history at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s campus in Houston, Texas. He has served on the ERLC board of trustees since 2019. He received his master’s degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.
Throughout the years, Mullin has served the local church in a variety of leadership and teaching roles and regularly preaches in Southern Baptist churches. Mullin is married to Jenny and they have two adult sons.
“Since I was a teenager, my relationship with Jesus Christ has been nurtured in Southern Baptist congregations, and so I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to serve the churches of the SBC in this way,” Mullin said. “The ERLC plays an important role in Baptist life and has for over 100 years. I am glad to be joining such a great team under the leadership of Brent Leatherwood and am looking forward to what we can accomplish together.”