Our Elders

Our Elders

Preaching Elder

Jonathan Ginn

Born and raised in Sacramento, California, Jonathan was blessed to grow up in a wonderful Christian household with godly, Jesus-loving parents who taught him the gospel from an early age. He experienced God’s saving grace, trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ, and was baptized when he was 14. In high school, after having numerous opportunities to teach and preach in his local church, Jonathan began to pray and seek the wise counsel of his church leaders to discern whether he…
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C. Berry Driver Jr. PROFESSOR OF CHURCH HISTORY (2014); ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC RESOURCES; SEMINARY LIBRARIAN Prior to his coming to Southern Seminary, Driver served as dean of libraries and professor of systematic theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary from 1996-2013. He has also held teaching and administrative positions at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. Driver has served as pastor of churches in Alabama, Tennessee, and New York. He is a member of the American Library Association. Driver is married to Kathy, and they have three children: Jeremiah, Charis, and Daniel.

C. Berry Driver Jr.

C. Berry Driver Jr. Professor of Church History (2014); Associate Vice President for Academic Resources; Seminary Librarian Prior to his coming to Southern Seminary, Driver served as dean of libraries and professor of systematic theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary from 1996-2013. He has also held teaching and administrative positions at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. Driver has served as pastor of churches in Alabama, Tennessee, and New York. He is a member of the American Library Association. Driver is married…
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John Michael

John Michael is an investment advisor and Certified Financial Planner (TM). His wife, Harriet, was born in Nigeria where her parents served as SBC missionaries. John served as a Southern Seminary trustee during the controversy years of the 1980’s and 1990’s, and presently serves on the seminary’s Foundation Board.
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Kevin Kennedy

Kevin Kennedy was born and raised in North Carolina. He attended Guilford College for two years, and after receiving a call to the ministry while there, he transferred to Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, where he also met Jeanne, who agreed to be his wife. Kevin served in churches in Roxboro and Durham, NC, while completing a MDiv at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. Afterwards, an opportunity opened for him to teach at Liberty University for three…