Dr. Don Williford

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Dr. Donald D. Williford, dean of the HSU Logsdon School of Theology and Logsdon Seminary, is a graduate of Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas, where he earned the Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education with teaching fields in mathematics and physical education. He completed his graduate studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, receiving the Master of Divinity and the Doctor of Philosophy in New Testament Studies.

Williford is completing his 20th year on the HSU faculty where he has served in numerous capacities in addition to his teaching. He served two years as church relations director, seven years as associate provost, one year as interim vice president for academic affairs, and one year as interim dean of the Logsdon School of Theology and Logsdon Seminary prior to his appointment as dean on June 1, 2011.

Prior to joining the HSU faculty, Williford served as pastor of First Baptist Church of Brownwood, Texas, for 10 years. His work experience also includes serving as pastor of First Baptist Church of Eldorado, Texas, and as associate pastor of Birdville Baptist Church of Fort Worth, Texas.

Williford has also served as interim pastor of more than a dozen churches, including First Baptist Church of Abilene. He has also served on numerous commissions and committees of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Degrees Earned

  • Bachelor of Science, Secondary Education, Howard Payne University, 1970
  • Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1974
  • Doctor of Philosophy, New Testament Studies and Greek, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1981
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