Jeffrey G. Willetts

Dean McAfee School of TheologyDean and Professor of the Philosophy of Religion

Ph.D., University of Wales; Master of Arts in religion, Yale University; Bachelor of Arts, Campbell University

Office:  (678) 547-6495
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Dr. Willetts earned a B.A. in religion and philosophy, magna cum laude, from Campbell University in 1985. He went on to earn a Master of Arts in religion from Yale University and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Wales, Swansea.

Dr. Willetts has spent most of his professional career at The John Leland Center – also known as Leland Seminary – joining the institution during its first academic year in 1998 as academic director and associate professor.  In addition to his appointment at Leland, Dr. Willetts served as part-time pastor of Calvary Hill Baptist Church in Fairfax, Virginia. From 1991 to 1997, he served as pastor and church planter at Fair Oaks Baptist Church in Fairfax.

He has served as editor of several theological journals and philosophical publications, is the author of numerous academic papers and presentations, and is active in the Baptist World Alliance, the Society for Philosophy of Religion, and the American Academy of Religion.

Dr. Willetts and his wife, the Rev. Elizabeth E. Willetts, are the parents of three adult children.