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Dr. Denton Lotz Joins Gordon-Conwells Doctor of Ministry Program

November 16, 2009

Dr. Denton Lotz, General Secretary Emeritus of the Baptist World Alliance, has joined Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary as a co-mentor for its Missions and Cross-Cultural Studies Track in its Doctor of Ministry program. He joins Dr. Peter Kuzmic, the Eva B. and Paul E. Toms Distinguished Professor of World Missions and European Studies at Gordon-Conwell.

As a track mentor, Dr. Lotz will cooperate with Dr. Kuzmic in teaching the required, annual two-week residency courses for the track. In addition, he will help to oversee students’ progress throughout the track and chair students’ thesis defenses.

Dr. Lotz retired from his second term as the BWA’s General Secretary in 2007. He began serving in the BWA in 1980. Dr. Lotz was previously a missionary of the Board of International Ministries of the American Baptist Churches USA, in Eastern and Central Europe. He also taught for 11 years at the Baptist Theological Seminary, Rüschlikon, Switzerland, and founded the Summer Institute of Theological Education (SITE) there. Dr. Lotz is a recognized missiologist, speaker and participant in efforts at racial reconciliation. He holds a Doctor of Theology degree from the University of Hamburg, Germany, and has been awarded several honorary doctorates.

Dr. David Currie, Director of the D.Min. program, says, “Dr. Denton Lotz brings a wealth of experience as a senior statesman in the global church, a missiologist of impeccable academic pedigree, and a pastor with a passion for seeing Christ proclaimed throughout the world. I can think of no one more capable of partnering with Dr. Peter Kuzmic to continue the strong tradition of teaching and mentoring in the Gordon-Conwell Missions D.Min. track."

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