Dr. Preston L. Nix

Dr. Preston L. NixProfessor of Evangelism and Evangelistic Preaching, occupying the Roland Q. Leavell Chair of Evangelism
Director of the Leavell Center for Evangelism and Church Health
Chairman of the Pastoral Ministries Division

Office: The Leavell Center
Office Phone: (504) 282-4455 ext. 8820
Fax: (504) 816-8035
Home Phone:
E-Mail: pnix@nobts.edu


  • Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1992)
  • M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1984)
  • B.A., Stephen F. Austin State University (1978)

Teaching Experience

  • Associate Professor of Preaching and Evangelism, occupying the J. D. Grey Chair of Preaching, NOBTS (2006-2007)
  • Associate Professor of Evangelism and Preaching, NOBTS (2005)
  • Adjunct Professor of Evangelism, The Criswell College (1992-1993)

Ministry Experience

  • Senior Pastor, Eastwood Baptist Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma (1994-2005)
  • Senior Pastor, Ridglea Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas (1985-1994)
  • Minister to Youth, Plymouth Park Baptist Church, Irving, Texas (1981-1985)
  • Youth Pastor, First Baptist Church, Bovina, Texas (Summers of 1981,1980)
  • Campus Evangelism Co-ordinator, Baylor University, Waco, Texas (1979-1980)
  • Campus Evangelism Co-ordinator, Huntsville, Texas (1978-1979)
  • Youth Director, First Baptist Church, Woodville, Texas (Summers of 1979, 1978)
  • Youth Director, Woden Baptist Church, Woden, Texas (1978)
  • Summer Youth and Recreation Assistant, Richardson Heights Baptist Church, Richardson, Texas (Summers of 1976, 1975)


  • Married in 1983 to the former Diane Hodnett
  • Two daughters: Rebekah Elizabeth and Rachel Abigail