Dr. Jody Dean
Dr. Jody DeanAssistant Professor for Christian Education

Office: Dodd 111
Office Phone: (504) 282-4455 ext. 3349
Home Phone: (601) 341-8301
E-Mail: jdean@nobts.edu


  • Ph.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2013
  • Th.M. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2010
  • M.Div.C.E., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2006
  • B.A., Leavell College, 2003

Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor for Christian Education, NOBTS 2013- present
  • Instructor in Christian Education, NOBTS 2012
  • Adjunct Instructor in Christian Education, Leavell College of NOBTS, 2010-2012
  • Teaching Assistant in Christian Education, NOBTS 2010

Teaching Specializations

  • Church Administration
  • Age-Group Ministry
  • Discipleship

Ministry Experience

  • Interim Senior Associate Pastor, First Baptist Church, Gulfport, MS 2013-14
  • Student Minister, First Baptist Church, McComb, MS 2009-2012
  • Education and Student Minister, First Baptist Church, Rainsville, AL 2006-2009
  • Student and Children Minister, Jerusalem Baptist, Hammond, LA 2003-2004
  • Ministry Assistant, Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association, Birmingham, AL 2001
  • Children Minister, New Georgia Baptist Church, Villa Rica, GA 2000
  • Student and Children Minister, First Baptist Church, Vinemont, AL 1999



  • An Investigation into the Relationship Between Arthur Flake's Formula for Sunday School Enlargement Efficiency and Sunday School Growth Among Selected Churches, Dissertation 2013
  • Mentoring: Good Enough for Jesus, Good Enough for Us, Part 7 in series for Rick Warren's Ministry Toolbox at pastors.com Fall 2014
  • Contributing Author for Ebook "Building Strong Worship Leaders" Spring 2015

Other Professional Experience

  • Youth Ministry Coordinator for East Cullman Baptist Association, 1999
  • Associate Campus Minister, Wallace State Community College, Fall 1998-99
  • Offices of Development and Communications at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2005
  • Media Director at First Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA 2005
  • Youth Ministry Coordinator, Dekalb Baptist Association, 2007-09
  • Association VBS training staff, Dekalb Baptist Association, 2007-09
  • Campus Minister, Northeast Community College, 2008-09
  • Youth Ministry Coordinator, Pike Baptist Association, 2010-12
  • Faculty Coordinator for Media Services at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2014-present


The mission of New Orleans Baptist Theological
Seminary is to equip leaders to fulfill the Great
Commission and the Great Commandments through
the local church and its ministries.


Biblical Studies
Christian Education
Church and Community Ministries
Church Music Ministries
Pastoral Ministries
Theological and Historical Studies
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