Larry L. McSwain
Retired Associate Dean, Doctor of Ministry Degree Program, Professor of Leadership, and Watkins Christian Foundation Chair of Ministry
S.T.D. 1970, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, B.D. 1966, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, B.A. 1963, Oklahoma State University
Dr. McSwain is a graduate of Oklahoma State University , Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Bachelor of Divinity) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Doctor of Sacred Theology) with post-graduate study at the Graduate Theological Union and University of California , Berkeley .
Formerly Senior Fellow, University Commons, Mercer University, he was also Professor of Church and Community, Dean of the School of Theology and Provost of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary as well as President of Shorter College in Rome, Georgia.
Dr. McSwain teaches Leadership as Adjunct Professor.He also coaches ministers through the Center for Teaching Churches and coaches/consults through the Center for Congregational Health.
Chair of the Board of Directors, the Consortium for Global Education; Marquis Who's Who in Religion (2007), and Rockwell Lectures at Rice University .
Dr. McSwain has published more than thirty articles, book chapters, and research reports; dozens of book reviews; and co-authored three books, edited Twentieth Century Shapers of Baptist Social Ethics, and authored Loving Beyond Your Theology: The Life and Ministry of Jimmy R. Allen which was nominated by the Georgia Writers Association for an Author of the Year award. His book, The Calling to Congregational Leadership, will be published in March 2013.
The most exciting topic to Professor McSwain is helping students understand and lead congregations to fulfill their mission in whatever context they find themselves.
He has five grandchildren and is married to Sue, a retired Certified Public Accountant.
He is a member of Northside Drive Baptist Church where he serves on the technology committee and teaches the Allen/Davis Church School class.
McAfee's greatest strengths are the diversity and commitment to Christ of its student body and the quality of community within the school.