Dr. Jake Myers named the Wade P. Huie Chair of Homiletics at Columbia Theological Seminary

Says he’s ‘continuously motivated by our students, who truly believe they can change the world’

by Columbia Theological Seminary | Special to Presbyterian News Service

Dr. Jake Myers

DECATUR, Georgia — Dr. Love Sechrest, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Columbia Theological Seminary, announced that Dr. Jake Myers has been elected by the Board of Trustees as the Wade P. Huie Associate Professor of Homiletics. The chair was established in 2004 through the generosity of then-Trustee William S. “Billy” Morris III to honor the legacy of Wade P. Huie, Jr. (’46). Dr. Huie served Columbia as professor of preaching for three decades beginning in 1957.

“Dr. Myers is an accomplished scholar and gifted teacher and is a wonderful choice for this appointment,” said Sechrest. “In the Wade P. Huie Chair of Homiletics, he will play an important part in Columbia’s role of developing and nurturing faith leaders and thought leaders for the Church and the world.”

“Being appointed to the Wade P. Huie Chair of Homiletics is an amazing honor,” said Myers. “I know that he set the bar high during his tenure at Columbia, serving his students with ingenuity and verve. I, like Dr. Huie, am continuously motivated by our students, who truly believe they can change the world through their work.”

Since 2015, Myers has served as the Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Columbia. Before his arrival at Columbia, he was adjunct faculty at the Candler School of Theology, and Assistant Supplementary Professor of Proclamation at Central Baptist Theological Seminary. Myers received his Ph.D. from Emory University, his Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a B.A., with honors, from Gardner-Webb University’s Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy.

 About Columbia Theological Seminary

Columbia Theological Seminary’s exists to cultivate faithful leaders for God’s changing world. Columbia Seminary is a community of theological inquiry, leadership development, and formation for ministry in the service of the Church and the world. Columbia offers six masters and doctoral degree programs, and opportunities for continuing education through The Center for Lifelong Learning. 

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