Creed Named Dean of Baylor's Truett Seminary

Jan. 19, 1996

WACO, Texas - Baylor University's Board of Regents today approved Dr. J. Bradley Creed as dean of the George W. Truett Theological Seminary, effective immediately.

Dr. Russell Dilday, Distinguished Professor of Homiletics at Truett, had been serving as interim dean since early 1995 when Dr. Robert B. Sloan Jr, the seminary's first dean, was elected President of Baylor.

Creed, a 1979 Baylor graduate, was named associate professor and associate dean of Truett in 1993. He holds a master's degree and doctorate from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

"There is no one in Baptist life who knows better the history and vision of Truett Seminary than Dr. Brad Creed," said Sloan. "I am thrilled that Brad, who was with me in the formation of the Truett vision and curriculum, will now be leading the seminary. Brad Creed is probably the most widely respected theological educator among Texas Baptist pastors of his generation. We are fortunate to have him at Baylor University."

A native of Jacksonville, Texas, Creed has served as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Natchitoches, McCart Meadows Baptist Church and Wheatland Baptist Church, both in Fort Worth.

He has been a teaching fellow in church history at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a guest lecturer at several universities, including Northwestern State University in Louisiana.

Creed has written numerous religious articles and contributed to chapters in several books. He has held several positions in Baptist life, including serving as pastoral adviser for the Louisiana Baptist Student Union.

Creed's wife Kathy holds degrees from Baylor and the University of North Texas. They have two children, Caitlin, 8, and Charlie, 5.

Truett Seminary was incorporated in 1991 and the first classes began in August of 1994. Total enrollment is about 100 students.

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