Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and The College at Southeastern are committed to “equipping students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission.” 

The Kingdom Diversity Initiative is rooted in Scripture. The biblical story testifies that image bearers ought to reflect the unity and diversity of the Godhead. The fall of Genesis 3 introduced sin into the world and impends the unity of God intended for humanity. The Kingdom Diversity Initiative seeks to heal individual and systemic racial brokenness that causes disunity on our campus, in the church, and society at large. This initiative anticipates the kingdom vision presented in Revelation 7:9-10.


  1. We will strive to foster a campus environment that encourage God-honoring interaction across cultural lines.

  2. Southeastern strives to raise historically underrepresented voices on campus by working to be comprised of 20% culturally diverse faculty, staff, and students, and 35% female by 2022.

  3. We will conduct faculty development and curriculum reform to assist students to minister to people who do not share the same ethnic and cultural background.

  4. We will build and strengthen partnerships with diverse churches, church networks, and educational institutions.

  5. We will emerge as a servant to SBC churches (and beyond) as a resource to help foster diversity within the church and the broader denominational environment.

Our Leadership


Walter Strickland II, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Kingdom Diversity Initiatives. Assistant Professor of Systematic and Contextual Theology

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Missie Branch

Assistant Dean of Students to Women


Miguel Echevarria, Ph.D.

Director of Hispanic Leadership Development. Assistant Professor of New Testament and Greek


Minwoo Jang

Coordinator for East Asian Leadership Initiative


International Student Services