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TRUSTEES: SWBTS adds 2 faculty members

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FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's trustees elected two new faculty members, installed a professor to an academic chair and devoted time to prayer during their fall meeting, Oct. 17.

Trustees also toured the final construction stages of new student housing as well as the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible exhibition at the Fort Worth, Texas, campus.

Michael Wilkinson was elected as assistant professor of Bible in the College at Southwestern. Wilkinson earned his Ph.D. (2011) and master of divinity (1990) from Southwestern and previously served as an associate pastor at First Baptist Church in Rockwall, Texas, from 2007-12 and at Central Baptist Church in Bryan, Texas, from 1993-2007.

Christopher Teichler was elected as associate professor of music theory and composition in the school of church music. Teichler earned his doctor of music (2006) and master of music (2002) degrees in composition at Northwestern University. Prior to coming to Southwestern, Teichler taught at DePaul University from 2008-12.

Trustees approved the installation of David Robinson, professor of voice, to the James C. McKinney Chair of Church Music. Robinson, who has served as a voice professor at the seminary since 1985, holds a doctor of musical arts degree from Southwestern (1990).

Between reports from various subcommittees, chairman Hance Dilbeck led trustees in specific times of prayer. Huddled in groups of three or four, trustees prayed for God's continued work through the seminary and for wisdom on behalf of the administration and faculty. Dilbeck is pastor of Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.


In other business, trustees accepted the audited financial statements for the seminary and its development foundation. They also approved the election of trustees for the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Development Foundation and the Southwestern Seminary Foundation.

Keith Collier is director of news and information for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Get Baptist Press headlines and breaking news on Twitter (@BaptistPress), Facebook ( ) and in your email (

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