Lunch & Learn with George W. Truett Theological Seminary

For the Good of the Church
Monday, April 12 | On Demand Video Premieres at 11 a.m. CDT

Spend your lunch break with the George W. Truett Theological Seminary! Hear from Dean Todd Still, Ph.D., and from a panel of esteemed faculty who will discuss how their research is impacting the Church. Truett Assistant Dean for External Affairs Matt Homeyer, D. Min., will moderate a panel of faculty that includes Jared Alcántara, Ph.D.; R. Robert Creech, Ph.D.; and Angela Williams Gorrell, Ph.D.

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About our Speakers

Jared E. AlcántaraJared E. Alcántara, Ph.D., Paul W. Powell Endowed Chair in Preaching

Jared E. Alcántara is associate professor of preaching and holder of the Paul W. Powell Endowed Chair in Preaching. Dr. Alcántara is passionate about equipping students to preach God’s Word in ways that are faithful, effective, clear, creative, and inspiring.

An ordained Baptist minister, he has served as a youth pastor, associate pastor, and teaching pastor in Illinois, Massachusetts, Oregon, and New Jersey. Before coming to Truett, from 2014-2018, he served as an associate professor of homiletics at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.

R. Robert CreechR. Robert Creech, Ph.D., Hubert H. and Gladys S. Raborn Chair of Pastoral Leadership

R. Robert Creech, Ph.D., is a professor of Christian ministries and director of pastoral ministries, and he holds the Hubert H. and Gladys S. Raborn Chair of Pastoral Leadership. He joined the Truett faculty in 2009 following 22 years as Senior Pastor at the University Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. He previously taught on the faculty of Houston Baptist University, from 1979 to 1987.

Dr. Creech is a native Texan, a Texas Master Gardener, and a Texas Master Naturalist. He and his wife, Dr. Melinda Creech, enjoy the outdoors and their family farm in Floresville, Texas, where they are employing a grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife to restore the 88- acre site to native prairie. Dr. Creech serves as Faculty-in-Residence at University House in Baylor’s North Village Residential Community. The Creeches have three children and four grandchildren.

Angela Williams GorrellAngela Williams Gorrell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Practical Theology

Angela Williams Gorrell, Ph.D., joined Baylor's George W. Truett Theological Seminary in the fall of 2019 as assistant professor of practical theology. Prior to joining the faculty at Baylor University, she was an associate research scholar at the Yale Center for Faith & Culture, working on the Theology of Joy and the Good Life Project, and a lecturer in divinity and humanities at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. She is an ordained pastor with 14 years of ministry experience.

Dr. Gorrell is passionate about finding issues that matter to people and shining the light of the Gospel on them. She is the author of always on: practicing faith in a new media landscape and a new book, The Gravity of Joy: A Story of Being Lost and Found, which shares findings of the joy project while addressing America’s opioid and suicide crises. Dr. Gorrell’s expertise is in the areas of theology and contemporary culture, education and formation, meaning-making, joy, new media, and youth and emerging adults.

Matt HomeyerMatt Homeyer, D. Min., Assistant Dean for External Affairs

Matt Homeyer, D.Min., joined the staff of George W. Truett Theological Seminary in August 2015 and serves as the assistant dean for external affairs. In this role, Dr. Homeyer directs the W. Winfred Moore Center for Ministry Effectiveness, the Office of Ministry Connections and the Truett Church Network.

Previously, Matt served for eight years as the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in Marble Falls, Texas, as well as at First Baptist Church in Hubbard, Texas. He has also served interim roles with First Baptist Church in Waco and First Baptist Church in Longview, Texas.

Todd D. StillTodd D. Still, Ph.D., Charles J. and Eleanor McLerran DeLancey Dean, George W. Truett Theological Seminary; William M. Hinson Professor of Christian Scriptures

Todd D. Still, Ph.D., is The Charles J. and Eleanor McLerran DeLancey Dean and The William M. Hinson Professor of Christian Scriptures in Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Dr. Still is a New Testament scholar who focuses his academic work on the life, letters, theology, and interpretation of Paul.

Dr. Still is the author of Conflict in Thessalonica and the co-author of Thinking Through Paul. He has also written three commentaries (on Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon respectively), and some fifty articles that have appeared in such venues as New Testament Studies, Journal of Biblical Literature, and Catholic Biblical Quarterly. He has also edited or co-edited twelve volumes (including the award-winning Lightfoot Legacy Set) and has made over one hundred academic presentations. Presently, he is under contract to write commentaries on 1-2 Corinthians (SPCK), 1-2 Thessalonians (Eerdmans), and Galatians (Smyth & Helwys) as well as a companion on Pauline interpretation (T&T Clark).

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