Missiologist Ed Stetzer will serve as dean of the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, a nondenominational evangelical university in La Mirada, California.
Stetzer is currently a professor and dean at Wheaton College and executive director of the Billy Graham Center. He is a former vice president of Lifeway Christian Resources and previously served at the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Stetzer begins his new role July 2.
“For decades, Dr. Ed Stetzer’s visionary presence — most recently at Wheaton College’s Billy Graham Center — has deeply strengthened the cause of the gospel through men and women across America and around the world,” said Biola President Barry H. Corey.
“Dr. Stetzer, a courageous and compelling voice, will bring to Biola the virtue of continuity through his abiding convictions that align with Biola’s theological core. He will also bring the virtue of imagination through his creative ability to convene, inspire and commission a wide range of students called to live out their Christian witness full of truth and full of grace.”
Stetzer has served as a church planter and pastor and has long trained fellow church leaders through outlets including his blog, books, and radio show. He is editor-in-chief of Outreach Magazine and host of the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast. He holds a doctor of philosophy from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a doctor of ministry from Beeson Divinity School at Samford University, in addition to a master of divinity from Southern Seminary and a master of arts from Liberty University’s Divinity School.