Dr. Donna Peavey
Dr. Donna PeaveyAssociate Professor of Christian Education

Office: Dodd 109
Office Phone: (504) 282-4455, ext. 3741
Fax: (504) 816-8039
Home Phone:
E-Mail: dpeavey@nobts.edu


  • Doctor of Philosophy, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2003
  • Master of Theology, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2003
  • Master of Religious Education, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1986
  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology/Social Work, University of Southern Mississippi, 1983

Teaching Experience

  • University of New Orleans, Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction 1997-2000
  • Leavell College, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 1997-2011
  • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2011- present

Teaching Specializations

  • Christian Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Childhood Education
  • Leadership
  • Administration

Ministry Experience

  • Childhood Ministry Consultant, 1990 - present
  • 30+ years of experience leading Sunday School, Missions, Choir, VBS, Day Camp, Residential Camp, and numerous other children's ministry programs and events
  • Interim Director, Parkview Baptist Early Learning Center, Aug-Nov 2012
  • First Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA, Day Camp Director, 1999
  • First Baptist Church, Spartanburg, SC, Day Camp Director, 1997, 1998
  • Briarlake Baptist Church, Child Development Center Director, 1989-1996
  • Interim Preschool Minister, Briarlake Baptist Church
  • Buckhead Baptist Church, Director of Weekday Education, 1986-1989



  • An Investigation into the Influences of Self-Image Upon Images of Jesus in Selected Children Ages Nine through Twelve, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2003

Articles and Magazines

  • Reducing the Risk of Bullying: What Is a Christian Parent to Do? Kontagious Magazine, January-March, 2001, 9.
  • MORE Devotional Magazine, August 2013, LifeWay Christian Resources

Professional Associations

  • Baptist Association of Chrisitan Educators
  • North American Professors of Christian Education
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Louisiana Association for the Education of Young Children


  • Louisiana Pathways Child Care Career Development System Certified Trainer - Level III

Professional Presentations 2012

  • January 30: Keynote Speaker, Texas Baptist Weekday Early Education Association, Ft. Worth, TX
  • February 4: "Stirke or Strike Back: A Response to Bullying" Kaleidoscope, WMU, Pineville, LA
  • February 29: Judge, Senior Division Behavioral Science, Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair, New Orleans, LA
  • March 3: Keynote Speaker, Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association, Wayland Baptist University, Plano, TX
  • March 23: "Spiritual Grandparenting" Senior Fest, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA
  • April 20-21: "What Every Preschooler Wants You to Know" and "What Parents Need From Me From A to Z", Heart of the Child Conference, Broken Arrow, OK
  • April 28: Keynote Speaker and Session Leader - Regional Parent Summit, Louisiana Baptist Convention, Kenner, LA
  • July 20/21 and 30/31: Keynote Speaker and Session Leader, Childhood Education Workshop, Louisiana Baptist Convention, Shreveport and New Orleans, LA
  • October 9: "Children's Ideas of God" and "Leadership Lessons from Esther" LifeWay Kids Conference, Ridgecrest, NC

Honors and Awards

  • Cambridge Who's Who 2006-2007
  • Lenaz Faculty Grant for Research, NOBTS 2012
  • Elite American Educators 2013

Undergraduate Preschool and Children's Ministry Certificate Program Schedule

Graduate Children's Ministry 3 Year Rotation

Louisiana Baptist Convention Childhood Ministry


The mission of New Orleans Baptist Theological
Seminary is to equip leaders to fulfill the Great
Commission and the Great Commandments through
the local church and its ministries.


Biblical Studies
Christian Education
Church and Community Ministries
Church Music Ministries
Pastoral Ministries
Theological and Historical Studies
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