Our speaker for SBFYC 2013 will be Zane Pratt.
Zane Pratt served as a church planter and pastor in New England and as an Army Reserve chaplain before appointment for overseas service in 1991.
He lived and worked in Central Asia from then until 2011, the last 10 years of which he had regional leadership responsibilities. He has written multiple articles in an upcoming volume on the theology of missions being published by Broadman and Holman in the fall of 2011.
Southern Seminary announced Zane Pratt’s placement as the new dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism, August 2011.
“Zane Pratt is one of the world’s premier missiologists and most effective missionaries. His missions leadership has been stellar, and his experience leading a missionary movement in one of the world’s most challenging regions is invaluable,” said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary.
“Zane is a great combination of biblical reflection and personal action. He’s lived it out. I’m thankful for the opportunity [for him] to continue to work to ful”ll the Great Commission, only for this next chapter, as a stateside teacher,” Dever said.
“Pratt is a renowned leader who will fit well with the kind of energy that is present now in the Billy Graham School,” said Russell D. Moore, dean of the School of Theology and senior vice president for academic administration at Southern Seminary. “He understands that theology is not an academic discipline that ought to be separated from the Great Commission, but the Great Commission is fueled by theology and theology is informed by the Great Commission.”