Dr. Daniel Vestal
Distinguished University Professor of Baptist Leadership
Director of the Eula Mae and John Baugh Center for Baptist Leadership
Dr. Daniel Vestal is the Distinguished University Professor of Baptist Leadership and director of the Eula Mae and John Baugh Center for Baptist Leadership. From 1996 to 2012 he served as the executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, based in Atlanta. Prior to that he was a pastor of Baptist churches both in Texas and Georgia. Educated at Baylor University (B.A. and M.A.) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div. and Th.D.), Dr. Vestal has been in leadership with a number of denominational and institutional organizations and has been involved in ecumenical efforts and interfaith dialogue. He is the author of five books, including Being the Presence of Christ: A Vision for Transformation, and a contributor to five other books, numerous journals, periodicals, and news magazines. He has traveled extensively as a preacher, teacher, and speaker for conferences, conventions and retreats. Dr. Vestal and his wife, Earlene, have three adult children and six grandchildren.
- Th.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
- M.Div. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
- M.A., Baylor University
- B.A., Baylor University