Dr. Robert K. Speights

Dr. Robert K. Speights

Adjunct Professor of Bible

Email: speightsr@tntemple.edu


  • Doctor of Ministry - New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA
  • Master of Theology - New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA
  • Master of Divinity with a Specialization in Expository Preaching - New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Bachelor of Arts - Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

Academic Experience

  • Homiletics I

Teaching Specializations

  • Pastoral Ministries
  • Preaching
    • Homiletics I
    • Homiletics II

Ministry & Professional Experience

  • Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Benton, TN; June 2004 – Present
  • Pastor, Thompson Baptist Church, Smithdale, MS; April 2002 – June 2004
  • Pastor, Grangeville Baptist Church, Pine Grove, LA; October 2000 – April 2002
  • Youth Minister, New Prospect Baptist Church, Brookhaven, MS; May 1997-Feb. 2000

Denominational & Community Service

  • Tennessee Baptist Convention
    • Executive Board Member; January 2012 – Present
    • Committee on Communications; January 2012 – Present
    • Southeast Tennessee Deacon’s Conference – Led one of twelve breakout sessions entitled, What Every Pastor Needs From His Deacon, on February 19-20, 2010 at First Baptist Church, Cleveland, Tennessee.
  • Polk County Baptist Association
    • Executive Board Moderator
    • Missions Coordinator
    • Coordinated numerous associational events

Publications & Presentations

  • The Biographical Preaching of Clarence E. Macartney
  • Equipping the Deacons of Benton, First Baptist Church, Benton, Tennessee in Grief Share Management