Dr. L. Thomas Strong III


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Dr. L. Thomas Strong III

Dr. L. Thomas Strong III

Dean of Leavell College

Professor of New Testament and Greek

Office: HSC 208
Office Phone: (504)282-4455, ext. 3590; 504-816-8590
Fax: 504-816-8591
E-Mail: tstrong@nobts.edu


  • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Ph.D., May 1992, Major in New Testament and Greek
  • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, M.Div., May 1987, Major in Biblical Studies
  • Union University, B.A., May 1983, Major in Religion, Greek, and Sociology. Received academic excellence medals in the area of Religion, Greek, and Sociology. Graduated Magna Cum Laude.
  • Additional studies in Online Education
  • Studied at UCLA and United Theological Seminary

Teaching Experience

  • Professor of New Testament and Greek, NOBTS, Aug. 1993-present
  • Contract Teacher/Adjunct Faculty, Biblical Studies Division, NOBTS, Aug. 1990-July 1991
  • Contract Teacher/Adjunct Faculty, School of Christian Training, NOBTS, Jan. 1988-June 1990
  • Fellow, Dr. Jerry Breazeale, NOBTS, Aug. 1986-June 1990
  • Fellow, Dr. Gerald Stevens, NOBTS, Aug. 1988-Dec. 1988
  • Adjunct Faculty, Religion Department, William Carey School of Nursing, Jan. 1989-Dec. 1989.

Teaching Specializations

  • Areas of teaching: New Testament, Greek, Old Testament, Discipleship
  • "The Significance of the `Knowledge of God’ in the Epistles of Paul", NOBTS, Ph.D. Diss., May 1992
  • Collator, International Greek New Testament Project, 1993-present
  • "Mentoring in the Seminary Community." Ola Farmer Lenaz Lecture. Presented at NOBTS, May 20, 1999 and at the International Mentoring Association Meeting in Atlanta, GA on April 16, 1999.

Ministry Experience

  • Senior Pastor, Metairie Baptist Church, Metairie, LA, 2005-present. Served as interim from May 2003 until February 2005.
  • Interim Pastor, Westside Baptist Church, Ponchatoula, LA, Oct. 1994-1995
  • Interim Pastor, Enon Baptist Church, Franklinton, LA, July 1993-Dec. 1993
  • Pastor, Enon Baptist Church, Franklinton, LA, Nov. 1989-July 1993
  • Baptist Student Union Director and Semester Missionary, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, Aug. 1983-May 1984
  • Short Term Missionary, Burkina Fasso, West Africa, Jan. 1983
  • Short Term Missionary, Hurlock, MD, May - Aug. 1980
  • Previously, I served as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, Coordinator of Discipleship at First Baptist Church of New Orleans. Also, served on the "Bridges of Faith Task Force" (building committee) as the Team Leader of the Ministry Design Team.


  • "An Essential Unity," The Theological Educator, Fall 1996
  • "Contrasts: Luke 18," The Theological Educator, Fall 1997
  • "Mentoring in a Seminary Community," The Proceedings of the International Mentoring Association, Fall 1999
  • Articles in Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
  • "Roman Emperor Claudius," The Bible Illustrator, Fall 1998

Related Activities

  • Previously served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. Began serving in 2008 - 2013.
  • Served as Vice Chair of the Executive Committee, LBC
  • Served as Chair of the Finance Committee of the LBC Executive Committee
  • Served as Chair of the Missions Committee of the LBC Executive Committee
  • Member of the Board of Directors for Global Maritime Ministries.
  • Leading seminars for the Louisiana Baptist Convention across the state to preview the Winter Bible Study, 2010.

Current classes being taught.

  • Greek 1
  • New Testament Interpretation: Mark
  • DIsciplemaking (Online)
  • Senior Practicum
  • New Testament Interpretation: Pastoral Epistles (online)
  • Church Ministry Practicum

Professional Societies

  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
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