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The Rev. Dr. Molly T. Marshall

Molly Marshal is President and Professor of Theology and Spiritual Formation at Central Baptist Theological Seminary. Her great passion in life is preparing women and men for ministry excellence.  
During her tenure as president, Central moved the campus to a new location, opened multiple extension sites, constructed a partnership with Myanmar Institute of Theology, developed a Korean Studies program, launched a Women’s Leadership Initiative, and found new ways to focus the seminary's mission in congregational health and global Christianity.  She joined the Central faculty in 1997 and served as Dean before her election as President. Previously, she was Associate Professor of Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky.  A graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University, she received her MDiv and PhD from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Further graduate work has been completed at Tantur Ecumenical Institute, Jerusalem, Israel; Cambridge University, England; and Princeton Theological Seminary. 

Her writings include three monographs, No Salvation Outside the Church?, What it Means to Be Human, and Joining the Dance: a Theology of the Spirit, as well as numerous chapters in books, dictionary and journal articles, and Bible study curricula. She has also published six volumes of Trinitarian Soundings, a collection of reflections on the lectionary. Currently she is writing a commentary on Thessalonians for the BELIEF series.  

Over the past decade, Molly Marshall has been recognized for her service with the following awards: Whitsitt Baptist Courage Award; The Betty Galloway Advocacy for Women in Ministry Award; Howard Moody Award, Coalition for Baptist Principles; Luther Wesley Smith Education Award; Frankie Huff Granger, Distinguished Mentor Award, Baptist Women in Ministry and Luke Mowbray Award for Ecumenical and Interfaith Leadership, American Baptist Churches, USA.