Board of Directors

Danny Akin
President, Southeastern Baptist Theological SeminaryBoard Member, CBMW
Danny Akin
Denny Burk
Professor of Biblical Studies, Boyce CollegePresident, CBMW
Denny Burk

Denny Burk (PhD) has been the president of CBMW since 2016. Dr. Burk serves on the faculty of Boyce College and Southern Seminary as professor of biblical studies. He serves as the director of the Center for Gospel and Culture. Burk writes frequently on biblical and theological topics at DennyBurk.com. He is the author of a book on sexual ethics titled What Is the Meaning of Sex? and coauthor of a book called Transforming Homosexuality. He has also published a commentary on the pastoral epistles, as well as a book on Greek grammar entitled Articular Infinitives in the Greek of the New Testament. He has written articles that have appeared in the Journal for the Study of the New TestamentTyndale BulletinBulletin for Biblical Research, and the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society.


Jason Duesing
Provost & Associate Professor of Historical Theology, Midwestern Baptist Theological SeminaryBoard Member, CBMW
Jason Duesing

Jason Duesing (PhD) is Provost of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He holds a B.A. in Speech Communication from Texas A&M University, an M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Historical Theology and Baptist Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He is the author of Seven Summits in Church History (forthcoming, Rainer Publishing) and Adoniram Judson: A Bicentennial Appreciation of the Pioneer American Missionary and co-editor, with Malcolm Yarnell and Thomas White, of Upon this Rock, Restoring Integrity in Baptist Churches, and First Freedom: The Baptist Perspective on Religious Liberty.

Dr. Duesing is married to Kalee and they have four children: Gracyn, Ford, Lindsey, and George.


J. Ligon Duncan, III
Chancellor and CEO, Reformed Theological SeminaryBoard Member, CBMW
J. Ligon Duncan, III

Ligon Duncan (PhD) is Chancellor and CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary. For 17 years, he was Senior Minister of the historic First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, Mississippi and was President of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals from 2004-2012. He is also a past Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (2004-2005).

He is a graduate of Furman University, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, (1986 M.Div.; 1987 M.A. Historical Theology). He studied Systematic Theology at the Free Church of Scotland College under Professor Donald Macleod (1988-1990) and earned the Ph.D. (Ecclesiastical History and Systematic Theology) at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1995. He has written and edited several books including Give Praise to God and The Westminster Confession into the 21st Century (4 vols.).



Wayne Grudem
Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies, Phoenix Theological SeminaryBoard Member, CBMW
Wayne Grudem

Wayne Grudem (PhD) is Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary in Phoenix, Arizona. He received a B.A. from Harvard University, an M.Div. and a D.D. from Westminster Seminary, Philadelphia, and a Ph.D. (in New Testament) from the University of Cambridge, England. He has published twenty books and was also the General Editor for the 2.1 million-word ESV Study Bible (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Book of the Year and World Magazine book of the year, 2009).

Miguel Núñez
Pastor, International Baptist Church in Santa Domingo, DRBoard Member, CBMW
Miguel Núñez

Miguel Núñez serves as senior pastor of International Baptist Church and president of Wisdom and Integrity Ministries in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He is also a Council member of The Gospel Coalition and Coalicion por el Evangelio.



Jeff Purswell
Dean, Sovereign Grace Pastors CollegeBoard Member, CBMW
Jeff Purswell

Jeff is Dean of the Sovereign Grace Pastors College and leads pastoral and theological training for Sovereign Grace Ministries. He is the editor of Bible Doctrine and contributed a chapter to Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World. He serves on the advisory group of the Entrust Foundation. In addition to his role with Sovereign Grace Ministries, Jeff serves as an elder at Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville.

Jeff is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from The Catholic University of America. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois (M.Div., 1998), where he taught Greek as a teaching fellow in the New Testament department and worked as a teaching assistant in systematic theology for Wayne Grudem. Jeff’s pre-ministry experience combines a degree in Economics and English Literature with a decade in the corporate banking world.

K. Erik Thoennes
Professor of Theology, Talbot School of TheologyBoard Member, CBMW
K. Erik Thoennes

Dr. Thoennes is Chair of Biblical and Theological Studies and Professor of Theology at the Talbot School of Theology and is a pastor at Grace Evangelical Free Church in La Mirada, California. He holds degrees in philosophy, systematic theology, and evangelism from Central Connecticut State University (B.A.), Wheaton College Graduate School (M.A., M.A.), and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Ph.D.). He is also the author of Life’s Biggest Questions: What the Bible Says about the Things That Matter Most.



Thomas White
President, Cedarville UniversityBoard Member, CBMW
Thomas White

Dr. White is President and Professor of Theology at Cedarville University. He holds an A.A. and a B.A. in English from Anderson University, and an M.Div. in Pastoral Ministry and Languages and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He has contributed chapters and articles to many books and publications, most notably co-authoringFranchising McChurch: Feeding Americas Obsession with Easy Christianity with John Mark Yeats, and co-editing Upon this Rock, Restoring Integrity in Baptist Churches, and First Freedom: The Baptist Perspective on Religious Liberty with Malcolm Yarnell and Jason Duesing.