Molly T. Marshall

 Molly T. Marshall

Address6601 Monticello Road
Shawnee, KS

President, Central Baptist Theological Seminary

Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary,
M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary,

President Molly T. Marshall’s passion in life is theological education.
witness what transpires in the lives of students as they engage the great intellectual
heritage of the church. I love even more when they discover their depth of giftedness
and begin to sow seeds of hope in the congregations where they practice their craft.”
“I believe in what we do at Central as we seek God together. We are in the process
of forming persons for transforming ministries, which is the heart of theological
education. I’m grateful for the trust and confidence the board has given me to lead
Central as a teaching church seminary—realigning congregational life with theological
education,” said Dr. Marshall. During her tenure as president, Central has moved the
campus to a new location, opened two extension sites, and found new ways to focus
the seminary’s mission in congregational health and global Christianity.
For the past twenty-five years Molly T. Marshall has been in theological education.
She served as Visiting Professor of Theology, Spiritual Formation, and Worship for
two years and was elected as the Professor of Theology and Spiritual Formation with
tenure at Central Baptist Theological Seminary in 1997. Beginning in 2004 she
served as Central’s Acting Academic Dean until her appointment to President.
Previously, Dr. Marshall was Associate Professor of Theology at The Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. Her experience in ministry is
varied. She has served as youth minister, campus minister, and pastor in churches
across Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Kentucky.
A graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University, she received her M.Div. and Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological
Seminary. Further graduate work has been completed at Tantur Ecumenical Institute, Jerusalem, Israel; Cambridge
University, Cambridge, England; and Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey, where she was a Visiting
Scholar (1990-91), and resident scholar at the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research (2000). Her writings
include three monographs, No Salvation Outside the Church?, What it Means to Be Human, and Joining the Dance: a
Theology of the Spirit, as well as numerous chapters in books, dictionary and journal articles, and Bible study curricula.
Dr. Marshall and her husband, Dr. J. Douglas Green, are life-long Baptists. They are members of Prairie Baptist Church
in Prairie Village, Kansas, which is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches. Douglas, a retired physician, stays
busy at home reading widely in the field of medicine and trying to keep up with Wilfred Amsdorf Marshall-Green, their
theologically attentive schnauzer. She is an avid tennis fan, a collector and reader of books, and enjoys English choral
music. Molly has also been known to cook world-class chili for friends and family and other brave souls. Her “Make your
Bed in Sheol” chili will revise your eschatology.
Dr. Marshall has presented papers before the Society of Biblical Literature, American Academy of Religion, Society for
Biblical Literature, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and conference on Baptist Distinctives at Green Lake,
Wisconsin. In addition to a regular preaching schedule, she is a nationally recognized lecturer at colleges, universities,
and other seminaries. Recently, she served as president of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion
and as editor of the NABPR Dissertation Series. She is on the Editorial Board of the American Baptist Quarterly. She has
also lectured internationally, offering the Belote Lectures at Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary and the
Nordenhaug Lectures at International Baptist Theological Seminary in Prague, Czech Republic.

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