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Jonathan Akin preaching

Jonathan Akin speaks in Cedarville University chapel


by Natalia Kirychuk, Public Relations Writer

Jonathan Akin, Director of Young Leader Engagement with the North American Mission Board (NAMB), will speak in chapel at Cedarville University on Wednesday, Jan. 17.

In early 2017, the NAMB asked Akin to head up a new ministry to engage young leaders in missions for the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). The new initiative allows the SBC to better engage with pastors aged 25-45.

Before accepting the new role, Akin pastored Fairview Church in Lebanon, Tennessee.

Akin holds a Ph.D. in Old Testament from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) and is the author of “Preaching Christ from Proverbs” and “Exalting Jesus in Ecclesiastes.” He and his wife Ashley have three children.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,963 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit