August 31st, 2011 at 2:17 pm
DALLAS – The Baptist General Convention of Texas has tapped Bill Tillman, T. B. Maston Professor of Christian Ethics at Logsdon Seminary, to lead its theological education efforts.
Tillman began on a part-time basis Aug. 16 while he completes his fall teaching schedule at Logsdon. He will begin serving as full-time director of theological education Jan. 1.
“Authentic Baptist theological education is essential to both current and future generations,” said Chris Liebrum, who leads Texas Baptists’ Education/Discipleship Center. “In his work with the Southern Baptist Convention Christian Life Commission, Southwestern and Logsdon seminaries, Dr. Tillman has established himself as a respected ethicist and theologian. We are honored to have him leading this important part of ministry.”
Tillman has been the T.B. Maston Professor of Christian Ethics since 2000. Prior to that, he taught at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary from 1981-1997, first as an assistant professor and later as an associate professor.
A longtime Texas Baptist leader on education and ethics, Tillman has served on numerous BGCT boards, including the Christian Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southeastern State College, now Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He earned his doctorate from Southwestern Seminary.