Dr. Chuck Lawless currently serves as professor of evangelism and missions, dean of graduate studies, and vice president for graduate studies and ministry centers at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, in addition to serving as team leader of theological education strategists for the International Mission Board. He previously served with the IMB as its vice president for global theological advance. Prior to that, Dr. Lawless was dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also served as vice president for academic programming and director of professional doctoral studies.
Dr. Lawless served as pastor of two Ohio churches prior to joining the Southern Seminary faculty in 1996. He holds degrees from Cumberland College (now University of the Cumberlands) and Southern Seminary. He and his wife, Pam, live in Wake Forest, N.C.
Dr. Lawless is the author of eight books, including Membership Matters, Spiritual Warfare, Discipled Warriors, Putting on the Armor, Serving in Your Church Prayer Ministry, and Mentor. He has contributed articles to denominational periodicals, written Sunday school curriculum for LifeWay, and led conferences on spiritual warfare, healthy church growth, leadership, evangelism and discipleship, and prayer.
Dr. Lawless writes frequently about evangelism, leadership, missiology and church health at his blog, ChuckLawless.com.