John R. Lillis


 John R. Lillis

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Address3900 Bethel Drive
St. Paul
Minnesota, MN
Phone651-638-6400
Webhttp://seminary.bethel.edu/faculty/bssd/lillis

Dean and Executive Officer, Bethel Seminary San Diego, Bethel Seminary

B.S., University of Kentucky,
M.S., Air Force Institute of Technology,
M.R.E., Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary,
M.Div, Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary,

Lillis came to faith in Christ in his early twenties while completing a graduate degree in physics. His subsequent call to ministry led him to seminary, into overseas missions, and to leadership within Christian higher education. As regional director of the Southeast Asia Extension Program of the Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary, he lived in Bangkok, Thailand, from 1982 to 1985, and in Manila, Philippines, from 1985 to 1990. He then served for 11 years at Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, Mich., most recently as provost and executive vice president. He also taught Christian education and spiritual formation at the university’s seminary. He brings to Bethel extensive experience with and love for Pacific Rim cultures.

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