Welch College President Matt Pinson was recently honored with an award from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) in Wake Forest, North Carolina, according to Welch Provost Matthew McAffee.
“Each year Southeastern Seminary honors several evangelical scholars at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS),” McAffee said. “At this year’s annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, SEBTS honored President Pinson along with four other honorees—Kevin Vanhoozer of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Peter Gentry of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Nathan Finn of North Greenville University, and Matthew Emerson of Oklahoma Baptist University.”
In particular, Pinson was recognized for generating outstanding scholarship as both an author and editor at the academic and popular levels while also leading a college at the highest administrative level. Among those works that SEBTS Provost Bruce Ashford highlighted were A Free Will Baptist Handbook: Heritage, Beliefs, and Ministries (Randall House, 1998), Four Views on Eternal Security(Zondervan, 2002), Perspectives on Christian Worship: Five Views (B&H Academic, 2009), Classical Arminianism (Randall House, 2011, by F. Leroy Forlines, edited by Pinson), Arminian and Baptist: Explorations in a Theological Tradition (Randall House, 2015), and Sexuality, Gender, and the Church: A Christian Response in the New Cultural Landscape (Welch College Press, 2016).
McAffee, along with Welch colleagues Jeff Cockrell, Matt Bracey, and Jesse Owens, who also attended the annual meeting, joined Pinson for this special recognition. McAffee remarked, “I am delighted to see our president receiving this well-deserved recognition. It is encouraging to see the impact that Welch College is having on the broader evangelical community, and the lion’s share of this effort has been led by President Pinson. Welch College is exceedingly proud of its president and his accomplishments.”