Wakefield new dean at Campbell Divinity
    May 6 2010 by Campbell University

    Andrew Wakefield, on the faculty of Campbell University Divinity School since 1997, has been named its new dean effective July 1, succeeding Michael Cogdill, who is returning to the classroom.

    Wakefield currently holds the Lewis Edward and Martha Barnes Tyner Chair of Bible at the Divinity School. Campbell University President Jerry Wallace announced Wakefield’s appointment.

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    Andrew Wakefield

    Wallace said Wakefield, “brings a sterling academic record, a deep commitment to ministry, and years of demonstrated excellence within the school itself. Andy is an extraordinarily talented individual whose range of skills will, no doubt, propel the school upward from the significant achievements of its first 14 years.” 

    Wakefield is a 1983 graduate of Wake Forest University. He earned a master of divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in New Testament from Duke University in 2000. 

    His dissertation, “Where to Live:  The Hermeneutical Significance of Paul’s Citations of Scripture in Galatians 3:10-14,” was published by Brill Academic Publishers and the Society of Biblical Literature. 

    “I am deeply humbled to have been selected as dean,” Wakefield said. “Under Dr. Cogdill’s leadership, this school has achieved the highest levels of excellence; I look forward to maintaining the proven values that have led to its success. At the same time, I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead as we respond to the rapidly changing landscape of the church and of theological education. My desire is that we will always continue growing and stretching, so that Campbell University Divinity School students will always be at the forefront of leading the church to meet the challenges of a post-modern world.”

    Wakefield was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., but spent his childhood in Southeast Asia as the son of missionary parents. Most recently he has been serving as coordinator for Baptist Fellowship of Angier, a mission church focused on ministry with children and families from economically depressed areas.

    Wakefield and his wife, Olivia, live in Lillington with their two daughters, Natalie and Allison, and are members of Memorial Baptist Church in Buies Creek.
    5/6/2010 3:14:00 AM by Campbell University | with 1 comments

Oops, he went to Wake Forest, SBTS, and Duke. Doesn't that mean he has to be a liberal who doesn't believe the Bible?
5/7/2010 12:18:00 PM

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