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Dr. Michael R Spradlin

Dr. Michael Spradlin serves as President of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as Chairman of the Faculty; Chairman and Professor, Department of Evangelism; and Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, Practical Theology, and Church History.

Dr. Spradlin is only the second person to have served as the President of Mid-America. Dr. Spradlin was appointed to the office in 1997.  Before then, he served as Director of the Northeast Branch of Mid-America in Schenectady, New York. A gifted speaker and preacher of God’s Word, Dr. Spradlin also hosts the Live by the Word podcast, a verse-by-verse walk through sections of the Bible.

Dr. Spradlin’s formal training began at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where he earned a B.A. He continued his education at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tennessee, earning an MDIV and a PHD with his major field of study being in Old Testament and Hebrew.

Dr. Spradlin is married to Lee Ann and they have three children: David, Thomas, and Laura Beth. He coaches a high school basketball team in Memphis. He is a committed member of Faith Baptist Church, but spends many Sundays as a guest preacher at churches throughout the country.