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J. Bradley (Brad) Creed

Samford University
Provost and Executive Vice President

Dr. J. Bradley Creed, former dean and professor of Christian history at Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary, has been named associate provost at Samford University.

Dr. Creed joins Samford this summer after eight years at Baylor. As associate provost, he will assist with curriculum, faculty and academic matters in the Office of the Provost.

Samford President Thomas E. Corts described Creed as "among the best and brightest of a new generation of Baptist educational leaders." He added, "These times challenge institutions that seek to be strong academically and to be just as strong in their moral and spiritual emphasis. Dr. Creed can provide effective leadership for Samford."

A Jacksonville, Texas, native, Creed was associate dean of Truett Seminary from 1993 until 1996, then dean until 2000. During that time, enrollment increased from 48 to 247, and the faculty and staff from four to 20 full-time members.

Creed is a graduate of Baylor with M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has also studied in Harvard University’s Management Development Program and the language studies program of Academia Hispano Americano in Guanajuato, Mexico.

A church historian, he is a frequent contributor to such publications as Christianity Today, Holman Bible Dictionary and The Baptist Program, and he has written chapters in several books on Baptist history and life.

Creed was pastor of First Baptist Church of Natchitoches, La., during 1988-93 and served as an adjunct professor at Northwestern (La.) State University. He has also served as teaching fellow at Southwestern Seminary.

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