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Dr. Nathan A. Finn

Nathan Finn is driven by a calling to advance the kingdom through three overlapping priorities: to equip Christians to think rightly about the integration of faith and culture; to promote theological formation in the local church; and to cultivate Christ-centered servant leaders who make a kingdom impact in their respective vocations. He has over a quarter century of leadership experience in the fields of Christian higher education, local church ministry, and denominational service.


Nathan has taught church history and historical theology at two seminaries, launched a center dedicated to the spiritual formation of ministry students, served as the dean of a school of theology, and served as the chief academic officer of a university. He currently serves as Professor of Faith and Culture and directs the Institute for Transformational Leadership at North Greenville University in Tigerville, SC. At North Greenville, Nathan teaches undergraduate courses for the Honors Program and directs an interdisciplinary graduate program in Christian leadership. He also supervises PhD students in Historical Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.


In addition to his role at North Greenville, Nathan enjoys relationships with other likeminded institutions and organizations. He serves as a Senior Fellow for Religious Liberty for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, a Senior Fellow for the Land Center for Faith and Culture, a Fellow for the Bush Center for Faith and Culture, and a Fellow for the Center for Baptist Renewal. He also directs student and faculty programs for the International Alliance for Christian Education (IACE) and is a senior editor of Integration: A Journal for Faith and Learning.


Nathan has authored or edited over a dozen books and written over thirty scholarly essays for books and journals. For a list of representative writings, see the Publications page. He also serves as one of the general editors for the Theology for the People of God series (B&H Academic) and the Complete Works of Andrew Fuller (Walter de Gruyter). He is a columnist for World Opinions and writes frequently for Baptist Press, The Gospel Coalition, The Land Center, IACE, and other websites. He is also a book review editor for the journal Christian Higher Education


God called Nathan to the ministry of the gospel over twenty-five years ago. He has served in several ministry leadership roles in local churches and is currently Teaching Pastor at Taylors First Baptist Church in Taylors, SC. His primary responsibility at the church is directing The Equip Institute, which focuses on theological formation for church members. Nathan has also been active in denominational life. He currently serves as the Recording Secretary of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) and is an ex officio member of the SBC Executive Committee.


In addition to his roles at North Greenville University and Taylors First Baptist, Nathan speaks regularly for local churches, academic meetings, denominational gatherings, and ministry conferences. For more on Nathan’s workshops and frequent speaking topics, or to invite him to speak for your organization, see the Speaking page.


Nathan has been married to Leah for over two decades. Nathan and Leah are the parents of four children. The Finn family enjoys visiting state and national parks, watching movies together, rooting for the Atlanta Braves and Georgia Bulldogs, and enjoying all sorts of music.

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