The presidential search team for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary announced May 20 that James K. “Jamie” Dew Jr. will be nominated to lead the institution. Dew is currently vice president for undergraduate studies and distance learning at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. The search committee will present him to the full trustee board for a vote on June 5.
Dew earned undergraduate degrees from Louisburg College in Louisburg, N.C., and Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa, Ga., and a master of divinity degree in pastoral ministry and a Ph.D. in theological studies from Southeastern Seminary. In July, he will graduate with a second Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham in Birmingham, UK, focused on the philosophy of the mind and philosophy of religion.
He and his wife, Tara, have been married for 18 years and are the parents of two sets of twins, Natalie and Nathan (11) and Samantha and Samuel (8). If elected, Dew will succeed President Chuck Kelley, who announced his retirement last fall.