B21 Panel @ SBC2010 Bio: Danny Akin

Danny-AkinWe are excited to have Dr. Danny Akin participating in the b21 panel at the 2010 SBC. Register for the panel. Dr. Akin has been one of the leading voices calling for a Great Commission Resurgence in the SBC (below check out the video of the original GCR Axioms message that Dr. Akin delivered last year). He is also a member of the GCR Task Force. It will be helpful to have his insight as the panel discusses the future of the SBC.

Dr. Daniel L. Akin, better known as “Danny” currently serves as the president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.  Dr. Akin has previously held either administrative or teaching posts at Criswell College, and Southern Seminary.  Beyond his professional endeavors Dr. Akin is a committed churchman at Wake Crossroads where he maintains a regular teaching ministry on Wednesday nights.   Danny Akin has been married to Charlotte Akin for thirty-one years, and is the father of four sons.  Each member of the Akin family is faithfully serving the Lord in various capacities around the globe.

Last year, Dr. Akin emerged as one of the leaders of the Great Commission Resurgence in the Southern Baptist Convention with his Twelve Axioms of a Great Commission Resurgence message.  Dr. Akin’s intense passion for the nations to have a faithful Gospel witness has often driven him to tears in the seminary pulpit as he has encouraged men and women to take the Gospel to difficult places around the world.

Danny Akin is the author of a number of books and articles which include, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John (in the New American Commentary series), God on Sex, Five Who Changed the World, and the editor of Broadman and Holman’s recent systematic theology, A Theology for the Church.

Dr Akin received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Criswell College, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Texas at Arlington. We look forward to hearing from him at this year’s panel.