CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa.—Dr. Lee Kliewer, a contributing author in The Pastor: A Guide for God’s Faithful Servant, has been named dean of Baptist Bible Seminary. The seminary makes the announcement following the departure of Dr. Michael Stallard, who has been named director of international ministries for Friends of Israel. Stallard served for 22 years at BBS and is the general editor of Dispensational Understanding of the New Covenant.
Kliewer is the first graduate of Baptist Bible Seminary to lead as dean. “Having graduated from the seminary, then having served for a number of years with our highly qualified and committed faculty, I have seen firsthand the benefits of our academic and theological excellence, ministry interaction, and mentoring relationships that provide a strong foundation for our graduates,” he says.
He brings two decades of practical ministry experience to his students, as he began serving in pastoral roles in 1978. In 1998 he joined the administrative team of Baptist Bible Seminary. He has served as assistant dean, registrar, professor, and director of the DMin program, and he regularly leads study tours to Israel.
“His love for God, proven character, and successful ministry record combine with a deep love and understanding of the mission and unique contribution our seminary has to the greater body of Christ,” says Dr. Bill Higley, vice president of academics.
Kliewer says he is “both greatly humbled and tremendously excited for the opportunity to lead the seminary toward even greater days of impact and influence for the cause of Christ and His church.”