Dr. Akin serves as the President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and is a Professor of Preaching and Theology.
Dr. Akin has been married to Charlotte Akin since May 27, 1978 for 36 years.
They have four sons who are all currently serving in the ministry. He has 3 daughters-in-law and 10 grandchildren!
Dr. Akin is passionate for a Great Commission Resurgence in North America and around the world. He sees the calling of SEBTS to serve the churches of the Southern Baptist Convention by equipping the men and women sent to us to be Great Commission leaders who will build Great Commission churches. This agenda is placed upon us by the final marching orders of our commander-in-chief, King Jesus, who commanded us to go and make disciples of all the nations (Matthew 28:18-20).
Dr. Akin and Charlotte have traveled to Sudan, Turkey, Middle East, Kenya, Asia, Central Asia, Thailand, India and Paraguay serving Southeastern Seminary students and missionaries, and sharing the gospel.