Dr. Jacob D. Myers

Wade P. Huie, Jr. Associate Professor of Homiletics

On Wednesday, March 20, Dr. Myers will be inaugurated as the Wade P. Huie, Jr. Associate Professor of Homiletics. The inauguration will take place at the Harrington Chapel on the campus of Columbia Theological Seminary.

Dr. Myers served as the Assistant Professor of Homiletics from 2015 to 2021. In 2021 Columbia’s Board of Trustees named him as the Wade P. Huie Associate Professor of Homiletics.

Before his arrival at Columbia, he was adjunct faculty at Candler School of Theology, and Assistant Supplementary Professor of Proclamation at Central Baptist Theological Seminary. Myers received his Ph.D from Emory University, his Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a B.A., with honors, from Gardner-Webb University’s Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy.

Event Details

Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 4:00-5:30pm

Harrington Chapel, Columbia Theological Seminary

701 S. Columbia Drive

Decatur, GA 30030

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About the Wade P. Huie, Jr. Chair in Homiletics

The Wade P. Huie, Jr. Chair in Homiletics was established by William S. (Billy) and Mary Sue (Sissy) Morris of Augusta, Georgia to honor Wade Huie and his preaching ministry in congregations and in teaching at Columbia Theological Seminary. Billy has said that he believes that preaching has the potential to change lives by calling people to follow Jesus.

Wade Prichard Huie, Jr. of Atlanta (June 14, 1923-May 30, 2015) was an alumnus of Columbia Theologial Seminary. After earning a Ph.D at the University of Edinburgh, Dr. Huie served a variety of congregations. He returned to Columbia Theological Seminary and served as the Peter Marshall Professor of Homiletics. He served Columbia for 34 years full time, followed by 11 years part-time.

He delighted in teaching preaching and worship, the Good News of the Christian faith. An early advocate of international experiences for seminary students, he used sabbaticals to teach at seminaries in Accra, Ghana, and Seoul, Korea.  Lecturing and preaching invitations also took him to Japan, Taiwan and Russia.  His 26 trips taking students to Jamaica led to The Alternative Context experience at Columbia Seminary, in which future ministers are exposed to the church in multiple cultures.