Robert E. Johnson, PhD

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Title: Provost, Dean of Faculty

Company: Central Baptist Theological Seminary

Location: Shawnee, Kansas, United States

Robert E. Johnson, PhD, Provost and Dean of Faculty at the Central Baptist Theological Seminary, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Theology Education.

Dr. Johnson is dedicated to the Central Baptist Theological Seminary, and looks forward to positioning the institution as a better institute for higher learning and theology in the coming years, while working on his published works on philosophy and related fields. He entered theology through interest in church activities and his educational background, growing into his current position with hard work, creativity, and networking. Dr. Johnson is the author of “A Global Introduction to Baptist Churches” from Cambridge University Press, and has worked in theology education since becoming a professor of church history in 1979. He is the recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and is a Marquis Industry Expert.

An alumnus of the University of Richmond, Dr. Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in religious studies, followed by an MDiv at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1977. He taught at the Faculdade de Educação Teológica de São Paulo from 1979 to 1992 while working on a PhD in church history at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He joined the seminary as an associate professor in 1992, and went on to become dean of faculty at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1998, as well as provost. In 2009, Dr. Johnson assumed the position of dean with Central Baptist, and has led the seminary in phenomenal growth with the Korean Studies Program, the Create program, extension sites, curriculum creation, and the Doctor of Ministry in Congregational Health program. He was named provost in 2016.

Dr. Johnson is a noted aficionado of opera, and has been a longstanding member of the board of the Lyric Opera of Kansas City as well as a council of opera member with the Metropolitan Opera. He was honored as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and has supported the American Historical Association, the American Society of Church History, the American Academy of Religion, and the Ecclesiastical History Society. Dr. Johnson has been a theologian for 38 years, providing both expertise in the history of Western Christianity and a dab hand with the faculty, the budget, and general administration. He is the proud father of Rebekah, Robert, Eryn, and Nick with his wife, Rebecca.

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