2020 IABCU Annual Meeting Information

The 2020 IABCU Annual Meeting will be held May 31-June 2. It will be hosted by Dr. Lonnie Burnett at University of Mobile. Registration for the conference will cover meeting attendance and meals, including a Sunday night dessert reception, Monday’s lunch, and Monday night’s banquet. The conference hotel is the Battle House Renaissance.

IABCU is delighted to welcome Dr. Timothy George as the 2020 Hester Lecturer.

Timothy George is the founding dean of Beeson Divinity School. As founding dean, he was instrumental in shaping its character and mission. On July 1, 2019, George transitioned from dean to research professor, teaching church history and doctrine.

He is a life advisory trustee of Wheaton College, is active in Evangelical–Roman Catholic Church dialogue, and has chaired the Doctrine and Christian Unity Commission of the Baptist World Alliance. He has served as senior theological advisor for Christianity Today and on the editorial advisory boards of First Things and Books & Culture. George is the general editor of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture, a 28-volume series of sixteenth-century exegetical comment.

A prolific author, he has written more than 20 books and regularly contributes to scholarly journals. His recent books include Reading Scripture with the Reformers, The Great Tradition of Christian Thinking: A Student’s Guide (with David Dockery), Our Sufficiency Is of God: Essays on Preaching in Honor of Gardner C. Taylor (with James Earl Massey and Robert Smith, Jr.), and Amazing Grace: God’s Pursuit, Our Response. His Theology of the Reformers (25th Anniversary ed., 2013) is the standard textbook on Reformation theology in many schools and seminaries and has been translated into multiple languages.

An ordained minister in the Southern Baptist Convention, George has served churches in Georgia, Massachusetts, Kentucky and Alabama. He and his wife, Denise, have two adult children.

Th.D., Harvard University
M.Div., Harvard Divinity School
A.B., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga