Dr. Robert Sellers
Dr. Robert Preston Sellers, professor of theology and
Connally Professor of Missions, brings to HSU more than 25 years of experience
in international missions, plus insights gained from travel, study, or teaching
in more than 40 countries. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English at
Mississippi College, his Master of Divinity in New Testament at the Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary, and his Doctor of Philosophy in theological
ethics, also at Southern Seminary.
Prior to coming to Hardin-Simmons, Sellers was a missionary
in Indonesia, where he was a faculty member at the Indonesia Baptist
Theological Seminary and the Asia Baptist Graduate Theological Seminary. His
involvement in the local church includes responsibilities in a variety of
ministry staff positions in both Indonesian and American churches.
He also was a visiting lecturer for two years at Baylor
University. Beyond the classroom, he represents Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
as a member of the Interfaith Relations Commission of the National Council of
Churches, USA. Internationally, he serves on the Baptist-Muslim Relations
Commission and the Peace Commission of the Baptist World Alliance, and on the
Executive Committee of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions.
He has written for numerous journals and periodicals in this
country as well as authored materials for Indonesian Baptists. One of his
greatest joys is teaching in international locales, which has enabled him to
work with HSU students in Central and South America, the British Isles, Eastern
and Western Europe, Eastern and Southern Africa, and Southeast Asia.
- Bachelor of Arts, English, Mississippi College, 1967
- Master of Divinity, New Testament, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1972
- Doctor of Philosophy, Theological Ethics, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1993
- Additional Study, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ, 2004
- Additional Study, Andover Newton Theological School, Boston, 2012