About the Contributors
Dr. George M Hillman Jr. serves as the Vice President for Education and Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary. He oversees all Seminary activities related to academics and student life. This includes overseeing the extension campuses (Austin, Atlanta, Guatemala, Houston, San Antonio, Washington, D.C.), teaching locations in NW Arkansas and College Station, an extension initiative in Ft. Worth, and Online Education (English, Chinese, and Spanish), admissions, registrar, financial aid, academic advising, Spiritual Formation and Ministry Formation programs, student government, student counseling services, and student activities. Prior to stepping into the role of Vice President in 2017, George served as the Chair of the Educational Ministries and Leadership Department at DTS. He oversaw the MA in Christian Education and the MA in Christian Leadership degree programs. He is also the former Director of Internships at DTS.
George came to DTS in 2002 with years of pastoral experience in churches and parachurch organizations in Texas and Georgia. Nationally known in theological field education, he has been active in the leadership of both the Association of Theological Field Education (former member of the National Steering Committee) and the Evangelical Association of Theological Field Educators (former two-time national co-chair). In his role as Vice President for Education DTS, George has become active in the Association of Christians in Student Develop (ACSD), the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), and the National Association of International Educators (NASFA) . He is the author or co-author of six books on theological field education, church educational ministry, pastoral leadership, and several journal articles on similar topics.
George has a BS in Sociology from Texas A&M University, an MDiv and PhD in Education Administration from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. George has a passion for education, spiritual formation, and leadership development.
George is active in leadership at Frisco Bible Church. He is a rabid college football fan and loves good barbeque. He has been married to his wife Jana since 1990, and they have one grown daughter who is pursuing a career in the arts. They live in Frisco, Texas.
Jason has a passion for discipleship, leadership development, and anything Texas A&M. He has served in pastoral ministries for over twenty years as both a church pastor and a chaplain for the United States Navy. Jason has also served in various corporate leadership positions in the energy and financial services industries and on the board of several parachurch ministries. He and his wife, Jamie, live in College Station and have three children. He loves reading, running, and laughing really hard out loud.
Dr. Kevin M. Gandy, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, TX. Prior to joining the faculty at DTS, he was a founding pastor and church planter at Real Life LA in Los Angeles, California. Though he was born on the East Coast in Charlotte, NC, Dr. Gandy considers himself a Californian at heart, and has over 15 years of pastoral ministry experience in Southern California, Texas, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Albania, and Southwest England.
Dr. Gandy has a PhD in Leadership from Dallas Baptist University, and studies classic to postmodern leadership studies, Gen Z organizational engagement, and psychological empowerment theories. He also holds a ThM in Systematic Theology and MA in Cross-Cultural Missions from Dallas Seminary. He travels extensively to speak and teach throughout the year and has visited over 66 countries across 5 continents. When not in the classroom, you may find him on an airplane jetting around places, hanging out at local Dallas coffeeshops, or trying out new BBQ restaurants, the “true soul food” across Texas.
Dr. Tim Robinson was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and pastored within local church ministry in his home country for 12 years. He is married to Carrie, and they have three children – Hannah, Abigail and Caleb. Dr. Robinson is passionate about teaching and preaching the Scriptures in a way that is true, clear, relevant, and interesting. His greatest desire is that he might encourage and equip students to faithfully feed souls the word of God, and form hearts into the likeness of Christ.