KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)—Jason K. Allen, president of Midwestern Seminary, announced that Stephen Rummage has joined Midwestern’s faculty as professor of preaching and pastoral ministry as well as senior preaching fellow for the C.H. Spurgeon Center & Library.

Rummage will continue his role as senior pastor of Oklahoma City, Quail Springs, serving at Midwestern by commuting to Kansas City, Mo., for doctoral seminars and to instruct graduate and doctoral students in the discipline of preaching in both classroom and conference settings.

Rummage joins MBTS faculty, remains pastor at OKC, Quail Springs - Baptist Messenger of Oklahoma

Stephen Rummage became senior pastor at OKC, Quail Springs earlier this year.

“Dr. Rummage brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of preaching and ministering within the local church,” Allen said. “He has also served extensively and is well-respected for his leadership within our denomination. Our students will deeply benefit from his preaching and pastoral ministry insight.

“I’m also thankful for the partnership with Quail Springs Baptist Church that though Dr. Rummage will maintain his full responsibilities as senior pastor there, he’ll be on our campus multiple times a year, leading doctoral seminars, teaching master of divinity intensives, and supervising doctoral students.”

Rummage said he is “honored and very thankful to be joining the Midwestern family. Under Dr. Allen’s leadership, the school has gained a widespread reputation for training exceptional people to serve the church.

“My greatest passions and strongest areas of calling are preaching the Bible, sharing the Gospel and shepherding God’s people,” Rummage said. “I’m eager to be a part of what God is doing at Midwestern, and I pray the Lord will use me to encourage and strengthen the next generation of pastors who come there to study.”

Rummage became senior pastor of Oklahoma City, Quail Springs earlier this year, previously serving nine years as senior pastor of Brandon, Fla., Bell Shoals. He has also led churches in North Carolina, Virginia and Louisiana and has served on the faculties of Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C, and New Orleans Seminary. He is also a popular speaker at churches and conferences across the country.

He holds an M.Div. with a specialization in biblical languages from Southeastern Seminary and completed his Ph.D. in preaching at New Orleans Seminary.

In denominational service, Rummage served as the 2017-2018 president of the Florida Baptist Convention as well as chairman of the SBC Executive Committee from 2016-2018.

He is the author of several books and the founder of Moving Forward, a radio teaching ministry which airs daily nationwide. He and his wife Michele have one adult son, Joshua.