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Dr. Love Sechrest, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Columbia Theological Seminary, announced that Dr. Jake Myers was elected by the Board of Trustees as the Wade P. Huie Associate Professor of Homiletics. The chair was established in 2004 through the generosity of then-Trustee William S. “Billy” Morris III to honor the legacy of Wade P. Huie, Jr. (’46). Dr. Huie served Columbia with distinction as professor of preaching for three decades beginning in 1957.
“Dr. Myers is an accomplished scholar and gifted teacher and is a wonderful choice for this appointment,” said Dean Sechrest. “In the Wade P. Huie Chair of Homiletics, he will play an important part in Columbia’s role of developing and nurturing faith leaders and thought leaders for the Church and the world.”
“Being appointed to the Wade P. Huie Chair of Homiletics is an amazing honor,” said Dr. Myers. “I know that he set the bar high during his tenure at Columbia, serving his students with ingenuity and verve. I, like Dr. Huie, am continuously motivated by our students, who truly believe they can change the world through their work.”
Since 2015, Dr. Myers has served as the Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Columbia. 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.
About Columbia Theological Seminary
Columbia Theological Seminary’s exists to cultivate faithful leaders for God’s changing world. As the most diverse educational institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Columbia Seminary is a community of theological inquiry, leadership development, and formation for ministry in the service of the Church and the world. Columbia offers six masters and doctoral degree programs, and opportunities for continuing education through The Center for Lifelong Learning.
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