Former Alabama Baptist pastor named associate dean of Beeson Divinity School

Grant TaylorBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Samford) ­– Former Alabama Baptist pastor Grant D. Taylor has been appointed as associate dean of Beeson Divinity School of Samford University in Birmingham, effective July 1.

Taylor served in the office of the associate dean at Beeson from 2008 to 2010 and as an assistant to Southeastern provost Bruce R. Ashford from 2010 to 2015. He previously served as pastor of Dogwood Grove Baptist Church, Adger, while at Beeson.

“I am delighted to welcome Dr. Grant Taylor back to his alma mater as our new associate dean,” said Timothy George, Beeson dean. “He is one of our most able graduates and did superb administrative work as a full-time member of our staff for several years. Deeply rooted in the Baptist tradition, he appreciates the explicitly evangelical and interdenominational character of our school and will help advance the kind of quality theological education for which Beeson is well known across the nation.”

Kenneth Mathews, professor of divinity at Beeson and chair of the associate dean search committee, said the committee immediately recognized Taylor’s skills in administration.

“In conjunction with Dean George, (Taylor) will contribute new ideas from his experience in theological education and at the same time he will honor and retain the tradition of evangelical and reformational theology that has been the bedrock of ministerial training at Beeson since its inception,” Mathews said.

Taylor and his wife, Rebecca, have one daughter.

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