Rev. Dr. D. Steven Porter joined Acadia Divinity College as Assistant Professor of Church Innovation and Evangelism and Director of Doctoral Studies on April 24, 2023.
Steven earned a ThD in 2017 from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He also graduated with a Master of Divinity (1998) from Candler School of Theology at Emory University and a Bachelor of Arts with honours (1995) from William Jewell College.
Since 2014, Steven has served as Coordinator of Global Missions, for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in Decatur, Georgia, supervising evangelism, community development, and disaster response in 30 countries. He also has served on the steering committee of the Mission Leaders Forum of Christian Churches Together and on the Board of Directors of International Baptist Theological Seminary in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He presently chairs the Commission on Evangelism for the Baptist World Alliance.
For more than 25 years, Steven has been committed to preparing Christian leaders through community engagement starting in urban ministry and later by facilitating intensive conversations on evangelism with churches. He regularly moderates and presents in both ecclesial and academic forums.
Steven has lectured on evangelism, mission, and global Christianity on the faculty of George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University and in adjunct roles for Duke University Divinity School and William Jewell College. His research and academic presentations have centred on reimagining the church’s witness in the present and future by studying its past.
Steven is married to Dr. Jodi L. Porter, and together they have two children.
BA (William Jewell College)
MDiv (Candler School of Theology, Emory University)
ThD (Duke University)