CLEVELAND, Ga. (BP) – Truett-McConnell College (TMC) is adding to its faculty Phil Roberts, former president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Roberts led Midwestern, a Southern Baptist seminary in Kansas City, from 2001-12. He will teach in Truett-McConnell’s new master of arts in theology program beginning this fall.
Brad Reynolds, TMC’s vice president for academic services, said Roberts and another new faculty member, Mael Disseau, “not only bring with them a vast knowledge base combined with international experience in education, they are committed churchmen whose lives of service to God will enhance their impact upon our students both academically and spiritually.”
Truett-McConnell College, located in Cleveland, Ga., is affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention.
Roberts, who holds a Ph.D. from the Free University in Amsterdam, served seven years at the Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board in Alpharetta, Ga. He was vice president of the strategic cities strategies group and, earlier, director of the interfaith evangelism team, authoring the 1998 book Mormonism Unmasked. Roberts also has been on the faculty of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., where he earned an M.Div. degree.
Among various places of overseas ministry from 1985-94, Roberts was pastor of the International Baptist Church in Brussels, Belgium.