Campbell Divinity installs Wakefield as dean
    September 15 2010 by Campbell Divinity School

    The Campbell Divinity School celebrated the installation of Andrew Wakefield as dean at the commissioning service for new students Sept. 14.

    Wakefield becomes only the second dean to lead the Divinity School since its founding in 1996. At that time there were 35 students enrolled in the founding class. Today, 220 students attend Campbell Divinity School.

    In his inaugural remarks, Campbell President Jerry Wallace praised the performance of Michael Cogdill, the Divinity School’s first dean, saying that Cogdill, Campbell founder Archibald Campbell and Professor of Theology Charles Howard were three “wonderful men of God who wrote large on Campbell’s tradition of excellence.”

    Photo by Bennett Scarborough

    Andrew Wakefield, right, is installed as the new dean of the Campbell Divinity School by President Jerry M. Wallace.

    “Dr. Wakefield, I want to affirm to you and everyone here that you are qualified to lead this divinity school and that the same qualities of these three great leaders reside in you,” Wallace said. “Everyone who has ever sat in Andy’s class has been inspired by his passion for teaching and Christian leadership. I know you will provide outstanding guidance and vision for the Divinity School, and you will have the support of all who love Campbell University.”

    Andrew Wakefield has served on the Divinity School faculty since 1997, most recently as associate professor of New Testament and Greek. In 2008, he was appointed to the Lewis Edward and Martha Barnes Tyner Chair of Bible and was recognized with the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2003. He is the author of numerous publications and has served on the board and as the associate editor for the Review & Expositor, a consortium Baptist theological journal.

    Wakefield grew up in Southeast Asia, the son of missionaries. He earned a bachelor of arts from Wake Forest University and a master of divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He earned a Ph.D. in New Testament at Duke University. He has served as the interim pastor of eight churches and is a frequent preacher, Bible study teacher and retreat leader in churches across North Carolina.      
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