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Griffith to Lead Ministry and Biblical Studies at Southwest Baptist University

Dr. Ryan Griffith has been appointed interim division head for the Redford Division of Christian Ministry at SBU. Dr. Griffith currently serves as Chief of Staff, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Associate Professor of Christian Ministry. 

Dr. Griffith brings a wealth of experience to this role.” said Dr. Rick Melson, president at SBU. "He is an experienced and trusted leader, and I'm thrilled to see his influence expanding on our campus."

Dr. Griffith has a Ph.D. in Church History and Biblical Spirituality from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to years of teaching and leadership at Bethlehem College & Seminary, he has served as executive director of the Gospel Coalition, and more recently as a pastor and director of training at Cities Church, a NAMB and SEND Network church plant in St. Paul, MN.  

“I’m humbled by the opportunity to serve our university and, by extension, the churches of our convention,” Griffith said in a statement. “I'm eager to build upon SBU’s legacy of biblical and theological studies, global evangelism, and ministry preparation."

Dr. Griffith recording a lecture on the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 for the SBU "We Believe" project. The video can be found at