Dr. James "Jamie" K. Dew was elected New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's ninth president on June 5, 2019, by a unanimous vote of the NOBTS board of trustees.
In accepting the position, Dew said, "I'm humbled to the core of my being. I'm going to give you everything I have. I believe we're going to have a fantastic time as we go forward together."
Dew's academic credentials include two Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees—a Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy from the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK. Dew's Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry is from SEBTS and his Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies is from Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa, Ga.
Dew's publications include Philosophy: A Christian Introduction, with Paul M. Gould (Baker, 2019); Understanding Postmodernism: a Christian Perspective, with Stewart E. Kelly (IVP Academic, 2017), God and the Problem of Evil: Five Views, with Chad Meister (IVP Academic, 2017), How Do We Know? An Introduction to Epistemology, with Mark W. Foreman (IVP Academic, 2014), God and Evil: The Case for God in a World filled with Pain, with Chad Meister (IVP Books, 2013), and Science and Theology: An Assessment of Alister McGrath's Critical Realist Perspective (Wipf & Stock, 2014).
Prior to his coming to NOBTS, Dew served as Vice President of Undergraduate Studies and Distance Learning and Associate Professor of Philosophy and the History of Ideas, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Dew served as senior pastor of Stony Hill Baptist Church, Wake Forest, NC, for eight years and in a variety of church ministry positions including minister to adults, youth minister, and interim pastor.
Married for eighteen years, Dew and his wife Tara are the parents of two sets of twins – Natalie and Nathan, 12, and Samantha and Samuel, 9. Tara Dew holds a Doctor of Education (Ed. D.) degree from SEBTS that is focused on the preparedness of pastors' wives.