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Dr. Hal Stewart

Ministry Based Associate Professor of Discipleship

Office: Division of Discipleship and Minsitry Leadership
Office Phone: (504) 282-4455 ext. 3726


  • Doctor of Philosophy, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2012
  • Master of Theology, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2010
  • Master of Divinity, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2003
  • Master of Education, Clemson University, 1995
  • Bachelor of Science, Clemson University, 1989

Teaching Experience

  • Ministry Based Associate Professor of Discipleship, 2018-present
  • Associate Professor of Discipleship, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2013-2018
  • Adjunct Professor of Christian Ministry, Bryan College, 2013
  • Adjunct Professor of Christian Education, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2010
  • Guest Lecturer: Tennessee Temple University, Chattanooga, TN; Northwest Community College, Southhaven, MS

Teaching Specializations

  • Discipleship, Spiritual Formation, Christian Education, Adult Ministry, Leadership

Ministry Experience

  • Executive Pastor/Headmaster, Church at the Cross, Orlando, FL, 2018-present
  • Education Pastor, Brainerd Baptist Church, Chattanooga, TN, 2010-2013
  • Minister of Education, Longview Heights Baptist Church, Olive Branch, MS, 2005-2010
  • Minister of Education and Administration, Hernando Baptist Church, Hernando, MS, 2004-2005
  • Associate Pastor of Education, Riverside Baptist Church, Greer, SC, 2003-2004


  • An Examination Of The Relationship Between Leadership Practices of Senior Pastors and Church Growth Measures Dissertation, 2012
Book Contributions
  • "Discipleship in Small Churches" in Small Church Excellent Ministry, ed. Jeff Farmer (2017).
  • "Essential Players in the Disciplemaking Process" in Indispensable: Becoming an MVP in Disciplemaking , eds. Randy Stone, Jim Estep, and John McClendon (2018).
Book Publications
  • Together We Equip:Integrating Discipleship and Ministry Leadership for Holistic Spiritual Formation, eds. Jody Dean and Hal Stewart, (2018).
  • Running the Right Race, Parenting Teens, Lifeway, August 2014


  • Characteristics of Disciplemaking Teachers, Hernando Baptist Church, February 2005; Daulphin Way Bapt Church, Mobile Al, July 2016
  • Developing Leadership Potential in Your Small Group, Longview Heights Baptist Church, November 2006
  • Care Group Leader Training for Sunday Schools and Small Groups, Longview Heights Baptist Church, February 2007
  • How to Start New Classes, Longview Heights Baptist Church, May 2007
  • Steps to Start New Groups, Mid-South Sunday School Conference, Bellevue Baptist Church, August 2009
  • Biblical Foundations of Teaching, Brainerd Baptist Church, March 2011
  • Teaching Your Students Effectively, Brainerd Baptist Church, August 2012
  • Discipling Your Family, Brainerd Baptist Church, April 2013; First Baptist Meridian, MS, August 2016
  • Spiritual Conversations With Teens, Youth Ministry Institute, January 2015
  • Mission. Leadership and People, Tulip Grove Baptist Church, July 2015
  • The Pilgrimage: Deacons Discipling Others, First Baptist Picayune, MS, November 2015
  • Patterns of Spiritual Growth, First Baptist New Orleans, February 2016
  • The Next Generation: Gen Z and What You Need to Know, Longview Heights Baptist Church, August 2016
  • God's Plan for Marriage, First Baptist Meridian, MS, August 2016
  • Charting Class Fellowships, First Baptist Covington, LA, October 2016

Denominational and Mission Service

  • IMB Volunteer: Uganda, Peru, China, North Africa, Kenya, Krygzstan, South Korea
  • Church Education Consultant at the X-tended Missions Network, Mississippi, 2007-2008
  • McCall RA Camp Pastor, South Carolina Baptist Convention, Summer 2006, 2007
  • Church Health Team at the X-tended Missions Network, Mississippi, 2006
  • SBC Disaster Relief Service: Mississippi (2005), Florida (1991)
  • IMB Journeyman: Kenya, 1989-91
  • Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Summer Missionary to South Korea, 1988
  • McCall RA Camp Counselor, South Carolina Baptist Convention, Summer 1984-1988
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