Dr. Jody Dean

Dr. Jody DeanAssistant Professor for Christian Education
Senior Associate Regional Dean for Extension Centers
Director, Mentoring Programs in Christian Education

Office: Frost 200A
Office Phone: (504) 282-4455 ext. 3349
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
  • Acting Director for Youth Ministry Institute 2015