Dr. Steve Echols

Dr. Steve Echols

President of Tennessee Temple University
Professor of Leadership

Office: Lee Roberson Center
Office Phone: 423-493-4134
Email: echolss@tntemple.edu

 

 

Education


  • M.A. in Public and Private Management - Birmingham-Southern College
  • D.Min. - Beeson Divinity School, Samford University
  • Ph. D. - New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.Div. - New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A. - Mercer University
 

Academic Experience


  • NOBTS - Professor of Leadership - 2006 to 2012
  • NOBTS - Associate Professor of Leadership - 2001 to 2006
  • Adjunct Professor for NOBTS Birmingham Ext. Center, 1991-2000
  • Adjunct Professor for Beeson Divinity School, Samford Univ., 1997-1999
  • Adjunct Professor for Samford Univ., Department of Religion, 1992-1997
 

Teaching Specializations


  • Teaching leadership and pastoral ministry courses at NOBTS from 2001 to 2012
  • Taught pastoral ministry, leadership, biblical studies, and theology courses at NOBTS Birmingham Ext. Center 1991 - 2001
  • Taught pastoral ministry and leadership courses for Beeson Divinity School 1997-1999
  • Taught Old and New Testament introduction courses at Samford University 1992-1997 
 

Ministry & Professional Experience


  • 2006 to 2012 - Pastor, Elizabeth Baptist Church, Marietta, GA
  • 2005 Interim Pastor at Beulah Baptist Church, Douglasville, GA
  • 2001-2005 - Pastor, Hebron Baptist Church, Bush, LA
  • 2001-2002 - Teaching Pastor and Leadership Consultant for new church plant, NorthShore Church, Slidell, LA
  • 1993-2001- Pastor, First Baptist Church, Pleasant Grove, AL
  • 1988-1993 - Pastor- Bethel Baptist Church, Moody, Al.
  • 1986-1988 - Pastor, Zoar Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, LA
  • 1983-1986 - Pastor, First Baptist Church, Kentwood LA
  • 1981-l983 - Pastor, Thompson Baptist Church, Smithdale, MS
  • 1978-1981 - Pastor, Berwick Baptist Church, Liberty, MS
  • Served in Youth Ministry from 1975 to 1977
 

Membership in Academic Organizations


  • Association of Doctor of Ministry Education- 2001 to 2005
  • Evangelical Theological Society- 2003 to Present
  • Academy of Religious Leadership- 2002 to Present
 

Denominational Service


  • Board of Trustees - Baptist Health System of Alabama - 1994-2001
  • LA Baptist Convention Executive Board and Budget Committee -1995-1996
  • Tellers Committee Alabama Baptist Convention -1992
  • Numerous positions in associational work
 

Publications & Presentations


  • Books, Articles, and Journals
    • "The Triumphant Entry" in The Holman Bible Dictionary Nashville: Broadman/Holman, 2004.
    • "Relationship with the Church Family: Emotional Intelligence and Spiritual Maturity" in Interpersonal Relationship Skills for Ministers. New Orleans: Pelican Press, 2004.
    • "Building a Culture for Managing Church Conflict" in Interpersonal Relationship Skills for Ministers, Jeanine Bozeman and Argile Smith, eds. New Orleans: Pelican Press, 2004.
    • "Does Your Church Need a Staff Evaluation?" in Church Administration: A Journal for Effectiveness in Ministry, November 1991.
    • "The Role of the Business Meeting in a Healthy Change Process" in The Journal of Baptist Theology and Ministry, Spring 2004.
    • "Leadership Studies at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary" in The Journal of Religious Leadership, Spring Fall 2005.
    • "The Opportunity for Developing Ministry Teams in Bivocational Ministry" inPastors Today @ LifeWay.com newsletter, Nov. 13, 2007.
    • "Transformational/Servant Leadership: A Potential Synergism for an Inclusive Leadership Style." in The Journal of Religious Leadership, Fall 2009 (Utilized as a required text by the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Spring Semester 2011.)
    • Catastrophic Crisis: Ministry Leadership in the Midst of Trial and Tragedy by Steve Echols and Allen England, Broadman/Holman, 2011.
    • "Team Building: The Importance of a Biblical Basis" in the Unlimited Partnership Leadership Manual, 2011.
    • "Facilitating Change through the Biblical Model of Transformational Servant Leadership" in the Unlimited Partnership Leadership Manual, 2011.
    • "Spiritual Leadership in Times of Crisis" in Pastors Today @ LifeWay.com newsletter, August 25, 2011.
  • Book Reviews
    • Book Review of The Leader's Journey by Jim Herrington, R. Robert Creech, and Trisha Taylor for The Journal of Religious Leadership Fall 2003 and for the Baptist Journal of Theology and Ministry, Spring 2004
    • Book Review of Leadership that Matters by Marshall Sashkin and Molly Sashkin in The Journal of Religious Leadership, Spring 2004.
    • Review of Risking Church by Jim Kallam, Jr., Pastors Today @ Lifeway.com, 2004.
    • Review of Shepherd Leadership: Wisdom for Leaders from Psalm 23 in Pastors Today @ Lifeway.com, 2004.
    • Review of The Kingdom Focused Leader by Michael Miller in Pastors Today @ Lifeway.com, 2004.
    • Review of Future Church: Ministry in a Post-Seeker Age by Jim L. Wilson inPastors Today @ LifeWay.com newsletter, 2004.
    • "Review and Comparison of The Three Editions of the Leadership Handbook: A Survey of Theory and Research by Ralph Stogdill and Benard Bass" for The Journal of Religious Leadership, Spring/Fall 2005. Review of The Good Book on Leadership by John Borek, Danny Lovett, and Elmer Towns in Pastors Today @ LifeWay.com newsletter, 2005.
    • Book Review of The Leader's Journey by Jim Herrington, R. Robert Creech, and Trisha Taylor for The Journal of Religious Leadership, Spring 2007.
    • Book Review of Transforming Leadership: A New Vision for a Church in Mission by Norma Cook Everist and Craig L. Nessan for The Journal of Religious Leadership, Fall 2008.
  • Academic Writings and Presentations for Professional Societies
    • "A Pilgrimage towards Transformational Leadership", A Review of "Becoming a Leader of No Reputation" by R. Scott Rodin, published for the Academy of Religious Leadership, April 25-27, 2003, Minn. MN.
    • "Level Five Leadership and Selected Biblical Issues" published for ARL, April 30-May 2, 2004 at Pittsburgh, PA.
    • "The Role of Theological Identity in a Holistic Model of Leadership:" A Reaction to Mark Lau Branson's Articles "Forming God's People" and "Forming Church, Forming Mission" published for ARL, April 30-May 2, 2004, Pittsburg, PA.
    • Response to "Open Door Community Church Case Study" published for the Academy of Religious Leadership Conference, April 28-May 1, 2005.
    • "Power and the Change Agency Mission of the Church" published for the Academy of Religious Leadership Conference, April 27-29, 2007, Louisville, KY.
    • "The Flexibility of Jesus' Leadership Style in Light of Emotional Intelligence Research" presented at Southwest Regional Meeting of ETS at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, March 11, 2005.
    • "Transformational/Servant Leadership: A Potential Synergism for an Inclusive Leadership Style" Featured Presenter (First Southern Baptist to be invited to be a featured presenter at the ARL) at the Academy of Religious Leadership meeting, April 18, 2009, Chicago, IL.
    • "The Reflection of the Nature of Jesus in the Biblical Models of Transformational and Servant Leadership Stances and the Resulting Efficacy for Producing an Inclusive Leadership Style" presented at the Southwest Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, February 26, 2010.
 

 

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