Presidential Search Concludes
Dr. Frank A. James, III Named Biblical Seminary's 4th President
The Board of Trustees of Biblical Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Frank A. James, III as Biblical’s next president. “As chairman of the board I stand amazed at the providence of God to bring us someone so well prepared academically, experientially, and most of all, spiritually, to advance Biblical’s vision and the missional call into the next generation,” said Joe Longo. President-elect James will assume full responsibilities of the position on July 1, 2013, as President David G. Dunbar retires after 27 years of dedicated service.
Dr. Dunbar stated, “I was delighted to learn that Dr. Frank James has accepted the invitation to become the next president of Biblical Seminary. Dr. James is eminently qualified in terms of ability, education, and experience, to guide our school into the future. Under his leadership I believe the best days of the seminary are still ahead.”
In addition, Dr. Charles Zimmerman stated, “Dr. Frank James’ academic accomplishments and experience in seminary leadership make him uniquely qualified to serve as the fourth president of Biblical Theological Seminary. I enthusiastically welcome him to our community.”
Dr. James comes to Biblical after serving as provost and professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts. He also served as the third President of Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando (2004-2009). Dr. James has a DPhil in History from Oxford University and a PhD in Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary, Pennsylvania.
Dr. James is married to Carolyn Custis James, author and founder of WhitbyForum and Synergy Network for Women. They have an adult daughter, Allison, who lives in Orlando, FL.
“I am honored by the invitation to serve as Biblical Seminary’s next president. After interacting with the board, faculty, staff, and students, I’m convinced that Biblical is unlike any seminary I have known. The missional vision is a game changer and I want to be a part of this. I am especially thankful for the leadership of President Dave Dunbar who has blazed the missional path at Biblical Seminary. Carolyn and I are looking forward to joining the Biblical community as we Follow Jesus to Hatfield.”
Dr. Frank A. James, III, President Elect
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