Dr. Michael J. Brooks

Dr. Michael J. Brooks

Adjunct Professor of Communications

Email: brooksmj@tntemple.edu


  • B.A. Samford University
  • M.A. Auburn University
  • M.Div. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • D.Min. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Academic Experience

  • Professor of Communications, Judson College, 1998-2013
  • Distance Learning Instructor, Judson College, 2013 - present
  • Adjunct Professor of Communications, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Extension
  • Distance learning instructor, Judson College, 1998-2014

Teaching Specializations

  • Public speaking
  • General communication
  • Journalism
  • Old and New Testament Survey
  • Christian Theology

Ministry & Professional Experience

  • Pastor, Siluria Baptist Church, Alabaster, Alabama, 2014 - present
  • Pastor, Pine Flat Baptist Church, Suttle, Alabama, 2002 - 2014
  • Pastor, First Baptist Church, Decatur, Alabama, 1993-1998
  • Pastor, First Baptist Church, Selma, Alabama, 1986-1993

Denominational & Community Service

  • Moderator, East Liberty Baptist Association, Selma Baptist Association, Cahaba Baptist Association
  • Sponsored and co-hosted annual Wellness Retreats for ministers under stress for the Ministering to Ministers Foundation, 2000-2007
  • Consultant in worship and church management for the Church
  • Administration Department of the Alabama Baptist Convention
  • Chairman, Committee on Boards and Commissions, Committee on Order of Business, Committee on Resolutions, Alabama Baptist State Convention

Publications & Presentations

  • Columnist, The Selma Times-Journal, The Alabama Baptist, The Marion Times-Standard; book reviewer, The Decatur Daily, The Alabaster Reporter
  • Newsletter editor, Jimmy Carter Political Items Collectors
  • First Place Award for Newspaper Article, Southern Christian Writers Conference, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2012 – “The Cross and the Sledgehammer”

Special Recognitions

  • Samford University Minister of the Year, 1993
  • Outstanding Young Men of America, 1979, 1981, 1986, 1987
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2004, 2005, 2006