As Pres. of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, (the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention) & 1 of the largest seminaries in the world, Dr. Mohler has been recognized by such influential publications as Time Magazine & Christianity Today as an American evangelical leader.
In fact, Time.com called him the “reigning intellectual of the evangelical movement in the U.S.”
In addition to his presidential duties, Dr. Mohler hosts 2 programs: “The Briefing” a daily analysis of news & events from a Christian worldview; & “Thinking in Public” a series of conversations with leading thinkers. He also writes a popular blog & a regular commentary on moral, cultural & theological issues coined “an articulate voice for conservative Christianity at large” by The Chicago Tribune. Dr. Mohler’s mission is to address contemporary issues from a consistent & explicit Christian worldview. Dr. Mohler has been quoted in multiple leading. Newspapers such as: The NYTimes, The WSJournal, USA Today, The Wash. Post, The Atlanta Journal/Constitution & Dallas Morning News. He has also appeared on such national. news programs as CNN’s “Larry King Live” & “AC360,” NBC’s “Today Show” & “Dateline NBC,” ABC’s “Good Morning America,” “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” on PBS, MSNBC’s “Scarborough Country” & Fox’s “The O’Reilly Factor.” Not too shabby! As a theologian & an ordained minister, Dr. Mohler has served as pastor & staff minister of several So. Baptist churches. BTW-he came to the presidency of So. Seminary from service as editor of The Christian Index, the oldest of the state papers serving the So. Baptist Conv. A native of Lakeland, FL., Mohler was a Faculty Scholar at FL. Atlantic Univ. before receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from Samford Univ. in Birmingham, AL. He holds a master of divinity degree & Dr. of philosophy (in systematic & historical theology) from So. Seminary. He has pursued additional study at the St. Meinrad School of Theology & has done research at Univ. of Oxford (England).
His writings have been published throughout the U.S. & Europe, & he has received numerous awards & recognition such as:
the Edwin Meese III Originalism & Religious Liberty Award from the Alliance Defending Freedom (2015),
Christian Standard Bible award from Lifeway Christian Resources (2017),
Award for Biblical Counseling Achievement from The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (2015)
M.E. Dodd Denominational Service Award from Union Univ. (2009),
and a Doctor of Laws degree from Bryan College (2016).
He is an author of several books, including:
We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking truth to a culture redefining sex, marriage, & the very meaning of right & wrong (Thomas Nelson);
Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership That Matters (Bethany House);
Culture Shift: Engaging Current Issues with Timeless Truth(Multnomah);
and Words From the Fire: Hearing the Voice of God in the Ten Commandments (Moody).
From 1985 to 1993, he served as Associate Editor of Preaching, a journal for evangelical preachers, and is currently editor-in-chief of The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology. He has contributed to over 100 other published works. A leader within the So. Baptist Convention, In 2000, Dr. Mohler served on a blue-ribbon panel that made recommendations to the So. Baptist Conv. for revisions to the Baptist Faith & Message, the statement of faith most widely held among So. Baptists. He currently serves as chairman of the So. Baptist Conv.’s Council of Seminary Pres.’s.
If all that was NOT enough, Mohler has lectured or given addresses at institutions such as:
the University of Virginia-
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Univ. of Richmond
Beeson Divinity School-
London School of Theology
Reformed Theological Seminary
The Master’s Seminary-
Covenant Theological Seminary
Cumberland School of Law-
Regent Univ. School of Law-
Colorado Christian Univ.
Grove City College-
and the historic Chautauqua Institution, among many others.
Dr. Mohler is listed in Who’s Who in America & serves on the bds. of several organizations including World News Group, & previously served on the bd. of Focus on the Family. He is a member of the Council for Biblical Manhood & Womanhood, serves as a council member for The Gospel Coalition, & is a teaching fellow for Ligonier Ministries. In addition, he is a co-founder of Together for the Gospel.
He is married to Mary, & they have 2 children, Katie and Christopher. In 2015 Dr. and Mrs. Mohler welcomed their first grandchild, Benjamin, born to Katie & her husband Riley.
Born in 1943 in Kingsport, TN., he graduated from Kingsport-Dobyns-Bennet HS & was on the Honors Society & lettered in track. In 1965, Parsley graduated from Wake Forest Univ. having lettered again in track & being on the Dean’s list. He then interned in 1969-70 at the Univ. of Southern CA. & completed his residency @ the Univ. of Lou’s School of Medicine from 1972-1975-becoming Chief Resident in Dermatology in 1975. Today he holds Bd. Certifications from the American Bds. of Dermatology, Dermatopathology, of Hair Restoration Surgery. Parsley holds his ACLA certification as well and belongs to MANY medical professional organizations such as:
Parsley has also held elective offices too within many prestigious medical organizations such as Pres. of the KY. Dermatological Soc., the American Bd. of Hair Restoration Surgery-Bd. of Govs. American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery-Bd. of Trustees & Chairman of American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.
Dr. Parsley and his lovely wife Mary Ann reside in Louisville and Dr. Parsley has 2 daughters named Jessica Leigh and Molly Kristine.
Dr. Tad Seifert is a neurologist in Louisville, Kentucky and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Norton Children’s Hospital and Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and has been in practice for 20 years. He is one of 30 doctors at Norton Children’s Hospital and one of 7 at Norton Women’s and Kosair Children’s Hospital who specialize in Neurology.
Prior to serving as KY.’s 61st Gov. overseeing basically a $10 billion enterprise with over 30,000 employees, Steve served as Attny. Genl. from 1979 to 1983 & LT. Gov. from 1983 to 1987, as well as a KY. House of Reps from 1973 to 1979. In, 1987, prior to his 1st term as Governor in 2007, he joined the Stites & Harbison law firm & supervised the firm’s Lexington office.
As Governor, Steve successfully brought KY. through the historic 2008 recession by making KY. a leader in job creation. Not to mention weathering an apocalyptic Jan. 2009 Ice Storm that crippled almost a million Kentuckians in total darkness for days & in some cases weeks! However, under his leadership, KY’s. the unemployment rate dropped from 10.7% to 4.9%, & set export records for 4 years in a row. In all, Beshear’s administration announced almost 2,300 new expansion projects-creating some $19.3 billion in investment & more than 87,000 jobs. The economic turnaround culminated in 2014 by KY. winning Site Selection magazine’s coveted Gov.’s Cup, meaning KY. finished 1st in the nation for Econ. Dev. per capita. Not too shabby!
In 2013, Steve announced the expansion of the Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act & launched the KY. Health Benefit Exchange, benefiting over 500,000 Kentuckians. These actions together reduced the state’s uninsured rate from over 20% to 8% & ensured for the 1st time in history every Kentuckian would have access to affordable health insurance.
Gov. Beshear is married to former First lady Jane Beshear & their son Andy Beshear became KY’s 50th Attorney General.