Reeves named dean of SBU’s Redford School
By Bob Baysinger
April 27, 2004
Rodney Reeves, PhD
Professor of Biblical Studies
New Dean Of Redford School of Theology, SBU Photo courtesy of SBU
BOLIVAR – Dr. Rodney Reeves, professor of New Testament and Greek at Southwest Baptist University (SBU), Bolivar, has been appointed dean of the SBU Courts Redford College of Theology and Church Vocations.
Reeves has been serving as the interim dean during the current school year.
Along with serving as an administrator for the school, Reeves will continue some of his teaching duties.
“I enjoy teaching,” he said. “I consider teaching to be a ministry. To me it is preparing men and women to serve in churches. I enjoy preaching, too, but the classroom is where you teach and the pulpit is where you preach.”
Reeves describes himself as theologically conservative.
“What I tell people about myself is that I am an evangelical conservative,” Reeves said. “The word ‘conservative’ comes from the word “to conserve.” That’s what a conservative theologian does; he or she upholds the verities of the faith.
“What conservatives are doing today is conserving the great doctrines of the faith. Those doctrines are just as important now as they were 2,000 years ago.”
Reeves joined the SBU faculty in 2000. Previously he served as chairman of the department of religion and philosophy and associate professor of religion at Williams Baptist College, Walnut Ridge, Ark.
His last pastorate was at Central Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Ark.
A 1979 graduate of SBU, Reeves earned master of divinity and a doctor of philosophy degrees at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas.
Reeves and his wife, Sheri, have three children. The Reeves family are members at First Baptist Church, Bolivar.