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Meet Dr. Lisa Marie Seeley

"I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13 (NASB)

Dr. Lisa Seeley has more than 20 years of experience in mission mobilization and currently serves as the Director of the Great Commission Center and Global Education at East Texas Baptist University, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate Mission courses and the Christian Servant Leadership course in the Master of Education in College and University Leadership. Before joining the ETBU staff, she served as an adjunct instructor in history at Dallas Baptist University for six years. She served for eleven years at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in various roles, such as Coordinator of the Scarborough Institute for Church Planting and Growth, the Associate Director of the Mission Atlas Project, and the Associate Director of the Scarborough Institute for Church Planting and Growth. Dr. Seeley earned a Graduate Diploma in Theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Her Master of Arts in Theology double concentrating in Church History and Missions was from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and culminated in her Master Thesis entitled "Indigenous Christian Leaders in the Modern Mission Movement: A Study of Two Centuries of Strategy." She earned a Ph.D. in Leadership from Dallas Baptist University. Her dissertation was entitled "Leadership Waning: John Marshall, Barron v. Baltimore, and the Decline of Justice Marshall's Social Power and Influence." Over the past twenty years of mission mobilization in a higher education setting, Dr. Seeley has always believed that an understanding of the call of every Christian to the Missio Dei is an essential part of the Christian life. She has sought to instill in her students a passion for service to God and humanity (the Missio Dei)as they grow in their faith.