Theodore Wardlaw


 Theodore Wardlaw

E-mailpresident@austinseminary.edu
Address100 East 27th Street
Austin, TX 78705
Phone512-404-4800
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President and Professor of Homiletics, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

B.A., Presbyterian College,
D.Min., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia,
S.T.M., Yale University Divinity School,

Theodore J. Wardlaw became the ninth president of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in the fall of 2002, having come to the Seminary from the position of Pastor of Atlanta’s Central Presbyterian Church, a historic downtown congregation directly across the street from the Georgia Capitol. He led Austin Seminary through the conclusion of its $25 million Centennial Campaign, the largest in the Seminary’s history.

In addition to serving Central Presbyterian Church in Atlanta for twelve years, he has also served Germantown Presbyterian Church in Germantown, Tennessee, Grand Avenue Presbyterian Church in Sherman, Texas, and Setauket Presbyterian Church in Setauket, Long Island, New York. Wardlaw received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina, his divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, and his Master of Sacred Theology degree (American Church History) from Yale University Divinity School. In the spring of 2007, he was awarded the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by his alma mater, Presbyterian College. He has served as a Board Member of the Atlanta Boy Choir, as a member of the Board of Visitors of Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary, as a member of the Board of Trustees of Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, as an adjunct professor of homiletics at both Columbia Theological Seminary in Georgia and Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, and in a variety of presbytery and denominational roles. He has contributed numerous articles to such periodicals as The Christian Century, The Presbyterian Outlook, Journal for Preachers, Journal of Reformed Liturgy and Music, and Call to Worship.

President Wardlaw is married to Dr. Kay Bryant, a clinical psychologist, and they have two daughters.

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